Archive for the ‘Apartment’ Category

September 22, 2013 0

Living Room Fireplace Restored: How to Remove Paint from Marble

By in Apartment, DIY

Our apartment building was built in 1905 and retains most of its original charm. I’ve seen a few of the other units in the building – they all share the same layout, just mirrored – which was enough for me to know that we were missing something. The other apartments boast marble and tile fireplaces […]

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May 15, 2012 8

Dining Room

By in Apartment, Furniture

For a long time, our dining room went largely unused. It was an empty room with only one little boring rug. We ate our meals in the living room on the coffee table in front of the television like true Americans. But we wanted to be better. I hunted Craiglist and all the usual thrift […]

May 1, 2012 2

Patience and Coats

By in Apartment

I don’t really like coat racks. There’s something about coats hanging out in the open in an entryway that makes me uncomfortable. It’s a type of clutter I don’t know how to deal with, unlike books or vases or vintage knick-knackery. I have, however, remained open to the idea of open-air coat hanging, pending the […]

March 14, 2012 58

SVALBO Hack

By in Apartment, DIY, Furniture, Trends

Andy and I were endlessly searching for the perfect table for the entryway in our apartment. We needed something with at least one shelf for storage but with enough room underneath for tall boots and shoes. And of course, we wanted a budget-friendly option. I’d been keeping my eye on the whole dipped furniture trend […]

June 1, 2011 5

The Navy Bathroom

By in Apartment, Bathroom

Remember the bathroom from this post? Well, this is our new navy bathroom and I think it’s rather classy. Classy or not, it is certainly a HUGE improvement over what we were dealing with before: Ugh, right? Notice that fine masking tape color applied to everything from the walls to the door and trim and […]

April 12, 2011 1

In Progress

By in Apartment, Bathroom, Bedroom, Corgi

I’ve been slowly battling the masking tape colored walls of our apartment. Above are two “before” shots of the bathroom. The walls are finished (well, they’re good enough) but I need to finish the door and the trim around the window. There is absolutely nothing I can do about the sea shell sink. My mom […]

March 27, 2011 0

Sunday at home

By in Apartment, Corgi

We had a quiet day at home today rearranging and tidying the apartment after a busy Friday and Saturday. Our new bed and mattress arrived on Friday and our new bedroom, from layout to textiles to lighting, is just so much better. No finished pictures yet, I need to switch out the rugs (combining patterns […]