As new apartment dwellers, Maria and I are learning a lot. I came from a house where, on any given night, there were three boyfriends around to open jars, take out the trash and move furniture. And Maria has five brothers. In the past few weeks, we’ve discovered that we don’t need boys to do any of this (even move a table and chairs up four flights of stairs, what what!). Ok, so maybe we needed a boy to get our wireless working after I was one minute away from fighting someone. And in my defense, it took him two hours.
So while we wait for our couch to arrive in June (damn you, Jennifer Convertibles), we are taking on some home projects!
Decoupage wooden table & chairs Maria’s been very good at cutting out black and white and colored clippings from back issues of The New Yorker during episodes of Parks and Rec and Modern Family while I basically eat snacks. We’re going to do it on the roof!
Paint 2 walls in living and dining room, maybe kitchen if ambitious We’re going to learn the fine art of painting a wall. I’ve done a chalkboard wall before and I’ve had a hand in helping paint my old house, so we’ll see how this turns out. Our curtains are a deep, rich yellow earthy color, so for the accent wall we’re going for something along the lines of charcoal-slash-chocolate. Not sure about the kitchen yet, but since our living/dining room is very natural, we want get loud in the kitchen (which is only a wall). Like turquoise.
Too many patterns. Don’t let me lose count of (or be able to count them in the first place) how many prints you’re wearing. I’m not a fan of this more-is-more approach—on anyone really. To me it just looks funny, pretentious, and is completely necessary.
Cuffed pant legs. Bare ankles on men are sexy. When it comes down to it, I guess I might judge how well a guy dresses based on whether or not this looks natural on him.
Too trendy. A distinctly all-American taste should stick to classic, rugged pieces in my opinion. And I’m just not sure what boy can pull off a cropped cape—even at a sailing regatta.
Short swim shorts. It takes a confident (and tan) man to sport shorts this high, but if they’ve got the legs, I’m into it.