Is it just me or do kitchens always seem to be almost perfect, but not quite? There's that one thing that makes you think, "Hmmm, what can I do here?" Thinking about my latest apartment, built in 1945 btdubs, I had absolutely ZERO counter space. I mean, zilch.
You guys know, I'm a lil' bit wackadoo. And I'm totally ok with it, I mean, life would be awfully boring if everyone was the same. And even worse if everyone was on the straight and narrow. I like to say that my brain thinks in undulating circles instead of straight lines. I think that’s why I do pretty aiight in the creative arts. I'm always thinking outside of the box because my brain doesn't have a box. More of a sphere really.
Magic just seems to surround summer. Like tiny little glitter-filled butterflies buzz allover it. Maybe it's the suspense, the buildup of the wait. We wait and wait and wait for snow to melt and sun to shine, noses pressed hard against the window until they get too cold. But then it's July. And then it's the end of July…and tax free weekend, and everyone is freaking out like long tailed cats in a room full of rocking chairs.
Being a former apartment dweller myself, I know how strong the urge is to personalize an apartment. No matter how temporary the living situation may be. Unlike most people though, I have a hard time suppressing the urge to paint. However, if you're not the painting type but you still want to add a personal touch to your home without making it permanent this might be the product for you. A new line of removable and reusable wall coverings is now available from Casart.
If there was ever a post to fall under my geek out section, this definitely makes it into the top three (so does this one). On Saturday, John and Sherry of Young House Love came to the Dallas West Elm for a signing of their brand new book Young House Love, 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your House Some Love. I would highly recommend it, their book already has pushed me to complete a few loose DIY ends at my own house, and has given me some great ideas for new projects for the future.