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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bedroom Reveal


The bedroom remodel is finished! Well... almost. I installed the floating nightstands today. And what a difference it made. Here's a reminder of how the bedroom looked before we started.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hanging Heavy Things on Masonry-Plaster Walls

I used toggle bolts to hang these floating shelves
Before we became homeowners, we lived in many rentals in New York City. Lucky for me, none of our landlords ever stipulated in the lease that we couldn't hang things on the walls or paint the walls bright colors, the way you hear many landlords do. (Imagine me with my crafty hands bound to my sides with duck tape. LOL.) Still, I was always cautious about hanging things. Over time, I learned all the tricks for hanging things on drywall. Sadly, all those methods are the absolute wrong approach for plaster walls and could damage the plaster or, worse, whole shelves could come tumbling down. I had to start from scratch to learn what works best for plaster.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bedroom Makeover Update


So, remember when I said weekend project, wall-mounted nightstands? That was a few weeks ago. We hit a roadbump with the merchant CB2. They have a service, where you can order online, then pick up next day from a local store. So, eager to get started, I chose that option. A few hours later I got a call from the store saying they were on backorder in all NYC stores. When I asked why the website shows they have three available, the guy said, "We do, but only one is in good condition." I guess that meant the others were in crushed boxes or something. So, we have to wait for the backorders afterall. In the meantime, I've been making some progress on the bedding.