Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Paint it Black

I am so excited to do the first post on our apartment! As you can imagine I've already redone the space a million times in my head but the one thing I knew for certain was that I wanted to paint the bathroom black! Our friends all looked at us like we were crazy but Eric, the mensch that he is, never doubted me for a minute. So with the help of our lovely friends who graciously spent their Sunday helping us paint we took the plunge and painted it black!



The light fixture didn't really come through in the picture above but we simply took off the shades on the outdated light fixture and added filament light bulbs.

Quick side note to anyone considering painting a room black - it takes SEVERAL coats. Our small bathroom took four!  But once its done believe me its well worth it.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rattan furniture

I am continually impressed by the ingenuity and can do attitude of my parents. My dad is the kind of person who loves to tinker with things to figure them out. My mother is endlessly creative in the sort of way where we she can make even the most modest occasion beautiful. Thus, I suppose it should not have come as such a surprise when my mother confessed the other day that she and my father made their own rattan furniture for their first apartment together. So cute! Ever ahead of their time I think rattan is making a comeback. Below are a few of my favorites.