Month: September 2014

Moving In and Light Switches

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343 West / Interior

Moving is among the best, and also the worst experiences I’ve ever faced. On the one hand, we get to move into a new place! A better place! A place that belongs to us! On the other hand, you do have to actually move all your stuff and then your landlords charge you $50 because you need 20 minutes extra to finish cleaning out your fridge so you can check out, and then they don’t give you any of […]

Painting, painting, painting

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343 West / Interior

When people asked what color I wanted to paint the walls and I told them white, I got a lot of weird looks.  “Now you have the chance, why don’t you do something cool?” “Won’t that make it just look like a rental?” The answer is no. Contrary to popular belief, rentals are not white. They are beige. Awful, bandaid beige. I have dreamed of having white walls for years. I think they’re beautiful, fresh, […]

Refinishing the Floors Part III: Dust and Polyurethane

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343 West / Projects

After days of sanding we finally got all of the paint off the floor and the scrapes were looking as good as they were going to get, so we decided it was time to move forward. While we were researching this process I had in my mind two steps that were going to go down—sanding, and putting down the poly. I was sorely mistaken, however, because dust removal is no joke and deserves to be a step all […]