Monday, April 1, 2013

Rental Sweet Rental

Well, it's happening. My little rental is going to be on Apartment Therapy. With all of its weird fake wood trim and its patchy drywall and uneven floors, all exposed. And as you may have noticed, whenever I take pictures of rooms around the apartment, the good parts of each room bounce around. That fucking ampersand pillow has been photographed in every single room of my house. I don't think I can keep up that level of smoke and mirrors when the photographer comes. 

I'll have to find a way to staple gun those cables to the wall. I'll finally have to take a magic eraser to the weird streaks that have been on my kitchen door since I moved in. I'll try really hard not to kill my plants or spill red wine on my rug before she gets here. 

I'm going to try not to freak out that much about the fact that all the other tours on their have West Elm sofas and Restoration Hardware beds, and I don't have anything in my house that cost more than $100 (except the record player, which was $125, but I sold an old one for $40 to help pay for it, haha which might be sadder than it just being $125 anyways). 

But it's my first house with Andy. It gets great sun in the late afternoon. It's hosted big brunches and small dinners, movie nights and wonderful guests. Big meals have been cooked in its kitchen, great naps taken in its bedroom, ridiculous makeup applied in its bathroom. So sure, it's not fancy, and commenters may tear it apart, but it's my home and I love it and I'm so grateful for this super cool opportunity.



  1. This is so exciting!! I can't wait to see it all!!

  2. Congratulations!!! You and Sarah, making it to the big time :D


  3. Yay! How exciting! If you need any help getting ready- I'm here to help! Try not to stress too much- we had a blast!

  4. Congratulations! I love your blog, and your apartment. This is so exciting!

  5. Firstly, congrats!!

    Secondly, I think what you need for the cables are cable clips. they nail into the wall really easily and leave minimal marking. Much more stable than tape :) I have some extra (in Chicago, too) so if you need them fast and can't find them, drop me a line!

  6. CONGRATS! i doubt there will be any haters -- your place is wonderful and has so much character. i'm really excited for you!

    - valerie lily

    ps. this is my first comment on your blog (sorry :x) but your illustrations keep getting better and better. too cute.

  7. I also want to extend my congratulations! That's really wonderful news and you certainly deserve to be featured.

    I actually was never really interested in home decor until you started this blog/I started reading it (initially, mostly because I like your writing style). Now I read Apartment Therapy every day, scour craigslist/kijiji for quirky/trendy furniture obsessively (latest score was three IKEA Tobias ghost chairs for $20 each!) and am more excited about the new sofa that's coming at the end of the month than pretty much anything else going on in my life, including graduating from law school.

    So thanks for your all hard work! Can't wait to see your feature on AT.


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