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    Dining Room

    May 15, 2012

    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 and consignment stores, searching for that elusive Danish Modern set I was sure I would find. And really, the selection out there is pretty good if you’ve got an extra $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket. Anyone? Anyone?

    Then I found this:

    For $80. I know. So it isn’t Danish and it’s not that Kent Coffey set it might pretend to be at a distance. And the table isn’t great, it has a laminate top and the legs are uggo. But c’mon. It looks good.

    You may have noticed that gorgeous kilim hanging out under the table. In fact, you may not have been able to look at the dining set, completely distracted by Turkish woven beauty.

    It was my first eBay purchase in a long time and I couldn’t be happier. I had hoped to find something wider but am perfectly happy with how well it works in the room. I love the border most of all – bright triangles on black, like colorful farfalle dancing around us while we eat.

    The dining room has become my favorite place in the apartment. Andy and I feel like real grown-ups now, sitting down to dinner at our table, talking about how our days went with Penelope curled up at our feet.

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    Patience and Coats

    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,…

    May 1, 2012
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    The Navy 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…

    June 1, 2011
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    In Progress

    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…

    April 12, 2011
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    Sunday at home

    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…

    March 27, 2011
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    Granny Bedroom

    Sweet Andy puts up with a bedroom fit for a grandma. To be fair, the quilt isn’t usually out but I brought it back recently as a prop for a “bed and breakfast” photoshoot…

    March 9, 2011
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    I’ve been hesitant to share pictures of my apartment because I’m embarrassed of the walls. They’re the color of masking tape. Shiny shiny masking tape. However, we’re renewing our lease and are finally going…

    February 12, 2011