in with the old
hello and happy monday! is the summer in full swing for you? i love the middle of august, it feels like we still have lots of time for friends and barbecues and all the good things that summertime brings.
i don’t feel quite ready to blog about my place yet but mom and dad want to see it and if i wait for perfection the day may never come.
so i’ll show it little by little, flaws and all. there’s a lot to do but it will be a work in progress.
overall it’s been pretty hectic making the move to transfer the office and apartment all at once.
no matter how much stuff i got rid of it seemed to be an endless process.
now that i’m out of the old and into the new it was worth the work. the old grand dame is somewhere right between ghetto and glamour.
an actress lived here for many years before me and it has that faded glory kind of vibe. it’s totally old school with great accents like the diamonds on the doors, a tiny knocker, and jalousie windows with cranks.
it’s all i could do to clean and get the place in working order, i haven’t touched the office or even my clothes but just being here feels like home. my friends are coming by and they say it feels like home, like we’ve always been here. they brought flowers and have been helping to make it cozy.
not that it’s set up quite right but having the tv and internet working is making it feel like home. when will we have a wireless world?!
i’m taking down the blinds to put up curtains, changing little things like the faucets and sprucing up the grout.
it’s more of a restoration than a renovation but if i’m going to stay here awhile i’d like to make a place my own even if i do it myself. in fact i’m going to attempt one DIY project a week.
the kitchen is pretty much hopeless but at least the doors leading in have potential!
of course it’s been fun to hit home depot, i wanted to rescue all the topiaries they had!
for now it’s cleaning the windows, attempting the bathroom grout and see what i can accomplish today. i do have to get something on the windows right away. that should probably be my first DIY. i’ll let you know how it goes. till then have a great august monday!