Sounds like a scene from a really freaky nightmare, doesn’t it? But it has happened in my apartment.
Our lease end is coming up soon and we have been toying with the idea of relocating. Dave has a couple of wants that our place doesnt meet:
1. He hates having carpet by the bathroom sink
2. Would like a separate room for the dining table, not blended into our living room
3. Again, hates having carpet under our dining table
4. Would like a spot/cabinet/more logical place for the trash
I have a few things our house does have that I am not willing to give up:
2. Lots of light
3. A sense (however false it may be) of lots of space, thanks to our tall ceiling
4. The Loft (office/library/craft room/occasional guest room)
5. The perfect neighborhood
So I did a quick craigslist search for things matching our price range and there is nothing as good as ours. Seems I was right when I thought I hit the jackpot last year. So there is a chance we may start looking in November, but I think we’ll probably stay where we are.
… and then the walls started SCREAMING!
The thought of staying in the same place with the same limited space and the same WHITE WALLS made me want to go to home depot and spend hundreds on new paint and hire painters. Is it even within the limit of our rental contract? Idontknow/Probablynot.
A recent bout of gloomy weather mixed with some family drama and probably some hormones has recently put me in a little funk over the last 4 or 5 days. My mind keeps running to one thing I can have control over – my living space.
So what DO I do with the WHITE WALLS??
I have started going to blogs and finding decoration inspiration. I found a great room I would like to recreate – too bad it is a beautiful baby nursery and I am not currently “with child.” And I found some cool benches for hallways and fireplace masterpieces, neither of which we have.
(For the record, I pronounce the word “neither” as “Nye-ther” not “Knee-ther.” I think when I was about 16, I decided I sounded more sophisticated saying Nye-ther and Eye-ther, and I’m stuck that way. True? I still kind of think so, but I dont discriminate against people who say eee-ther or knee-ther.)
Please submit your ideas/feedback/support/comments/vocabulary preferences. I could use it today 🙂