I mean, YOU shouldn’t try this at home, but you should definitely let Daniel do it.
More full views! Yay! Don’t forget to circle what’s different!
TO THE WINDOW, TO THE WALL! TO THE SWEAT-
OH! Hey there. Sorry, wrong blog. This was about to get awkward. (By the way, I just figured out what those lyrics REALLY mean. Late bloomer here. But I digress.)
For this post, I would like to share how our favorite little monkey took some vintage cloth wire and tied it up in knots and somehow it came out looking like the awesome chandelier below. With a dimmer for sexy time. And by sexy time, maybe I mean dinner parties? Actually, this is New York, so let’s face it: your dining room table is probably on top of your bed, which is one of the many reasons you need Daniel to deal with your space. (Did you know he can move walls? I’m not kidding! We’ll deal with that in a future post.) Also because if you tried to do this yourself, hypothetically speaking you might accidentally drill a hole through a wire and then your lights will stop working and you’ll have to call the electrician. This definitely did not happen to me last week.
Let’s save ourselves an awkward visit from the super, shall we?
So, when this elusive Daniel guy talks about this one, he keeps calling it Chevron. All I know is that he took some tape and made this wall real damn pretty. I think I’ll use a slideshow for this one, cuz that sounds fun for everyone.
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Wait, for REALS? This is the SAME apartment?! WHAT! How many of these posts do I have to write before Daniel re-does MY apartment and I post my bedroom all over this bloggity blog and men line up to see me because, in addition to being kind of “snarky” (as my friend Brian may have described me), I’m trendy and delightful and full of sunshine?
Posted in Windows, tagged Affordable, Apartment, Benjamin Moore, Cotton, Create, Curtains, Design, Dowels, Drapes, French Windows, Generic Windows, Improve, Linen, Michael's, New York, NYC, Paint, Pane, Redesign, Space, Windows on May 17, 2011 | 6 Comments »
Wait, seriously, people, this one blew my mind a little. I mean, when he showed me the “during” pictures, I was like “Dude, Daniel, that’s gonna look like a jail.” OK, honestly, I said that in my head and not out loud. But then… BAM! He showed me the final photo, which you should totally scroll down to see. THEN he told me how he did it:
Posted in Rooms: Before and After, tagged Apartments, Before and after, Benjamin Moore, Circle, Color, Crafts, Create, Creativity, Design, Differences, Fun, Hallway, Highlights magazine, Improve, kids, Makeover, Michael's, New York, NYC, Paint, Redecorate, Redesign, Redo, Rooms, Space, Track lighting, Vibrant on May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Remember when you were a kid and you used to hold printed things in your hands, and also you played this game where you circled what was different between two pictures? This is kind of like that, for really stupid children.
One day, Daniel went to a flea market in Brooklyn, and bought this piece-o-crap. But then he talked to this girl whose apartment he was redoing (some might call her a “client,” but formal-talk scares me) and painted it and it came out looking all Anthropologie-esque. She loves it and uses it for all sorts of dresser-y things.