Oh boy, there’s a reason I haven’t blogged in several weeks. I’ve been CRA-CRA busy. After seeing more than a dozen potential apartments, we finally found one that was as perfect as it was going to get. It took a few weeks of paperwork, board approvals, letter writing campaigns and more but we finally landed it. Then we had to get rid of more than half of our stuff (furniture, clothes, etc.) and pack like mad.

We moved in a few days ago.

We’re surrounded by boxes, there’s no art on the walls, and we can’t find the garbage can but I can tell you we haven’t been this happy in a long time. We knew the old apartment was dragging us down (really, how many times can the NYPD, FDNY, and EMT visit your Landlord before you simply don’t sleep anymore?) but we weren’t fully aware of the degree till we GOT OUT.

We’re headed to the hardware store today to get lumber and shelving and other stuff.


I even did a little project last night. I haven’t done a project in a long time, that old apartment sucked the light/life/love/lolipops right out of me.

I bought this table a few years ago for something like $10. I’ve been meaning to recover it. That white fabric wasn’t doing it any favors. At first I thought I’d play it safe with the ticking, but I’m ready for something BOLD.


I bought this Waverly fabric at Calico Corners (outlet) for $12. I pulled out the nail head trim (pro tip, collect the nails in a twee mug), trimmed the fabric, reused the nail heads…


Party with the staple gun!



I’m not too worried about messing up the fabric but I may get a piece of glass for the top.

More posts soon, I gotta find that darn garbage can!

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. laura @ the shorehouse Says:

    Huzzah!! And I know all about things-that-suck-the-life-out-of-you. Isn’t it amazing to be in a happy place again? :-)

    Congratulations on the new digs! Weeeeeeeeeeee!

  2. dahlila Says:

    Like the bold print. Good choice. Glad the new place is bringing back your crafty self. :-)

    Ta-ta Awkward mansion & all your freakiness.
    d xo

  3. Barbara H. Says:

    So happy for you both – and the cats! Have fun making the new place your home.

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