Previously, I used to document things along the way, corner by corner, project by project. Living in an extremely small space (for my standards) has made me feel like I am not quite ready to ‘share’ my new place yet. I have been living here full time since the middle of January… The process has been slow. I haven’t been wanting to rush anything and for budgetary reasons, things really have been coming along slowly. Don’t get me wrong, it looks completely different in here. I have been painting, hanging, moving and switching things around weekly. But it still isn’t there yet. Being so small, if I share one thing, I pretty much share it all… So I want it to be more complete. Most of the painting work is now finished – I finally got to use my amazing sponsorship from Para Paints to give the walls a fresh lick of paint. I had ordered paint to do my doors but alas, I am hesitating on taking that leap. I want to do it – so badly but I am a wee bit worried about my landlords. They were odd about me painting my apartment white for goodness sake. Ultimately, I know I’m going to do it. Maybe this weekend?
What’s up with Nan’s shaved belly? She got spayed. We were on spayed-babe lockdown for 10 days. It’s over now but now she looks all punk rock. She likes showing dogs her scar at the park. It’s her ‘thing’ right now.
I have been test running some art in my place as well. I used washi tape to temporarily secure some prints on the wall so that I could see if I liked my art in that location. Funny… I like it. So I should be taking it down and framing it, hanging it. But it is still living on the walls secured with washi tape. Classy, I know.
Back in January I entered the “How I work” contest run by IDS2013. Guess what? I won. Yup, I did. I am one lucky duck (or insert rhyming swear word if that’s your cup of tea). Crazy huh? These things sometimes take awhile to get organized, etc. – I got the email congratulating me back in mid-February! So excited. In March I finally received all the gift cards/associated paperwork to get buying my workspace items. So fun. Last weekend I purchased a beautiful desk from Casalife (one of the sponsors for the contest). Being me, I pondered how I wanted to spend the money and being my frugal self, I jumped at the chance to check out the Casalife warehouse sale in Etobicoke (advice: go next year if you get the chance. Lots of amazing deals to be had). My workspace is an absolute work in progress but getting this desk/table was the first step. Up next? Grab my items from Ikea and Morba.
I took some horrible pictures of where I think I’ll be placing my new multi-purpose desk/table the other day….
What else do I have in the works?
- gathering up old and new art and photography for my apartment – I have plans for a wall of art (I am trying my best not to use the term GALLERY WALL) in my hallway
- hanging a privacy curtain in my bathroom to conceal my storage
- getting a new shower curtain
- painting my doors dark blue (already said that just saying it again so I do it!)
- selling a few items online that I don’t have room for
- making cafe curtains for my large windows
- making lace curtains for my patio doors
- cleaning up the patio space
- obtain patio furniture
And that’s it. For now.
PS – have I mentioned how much I love living in Parkdale/Roncevalles? I was a Queen West sort of gal – Trinity Bellwoods for life… and I must say, I still love TR but I adore Parkdale. I think I need to do a post on it.
In other random things. Here is Sheamie looking chic.
How badass is that snake? Hand painted in Ecuador, I found him in Value Village.