Sunday, October 25, 2009

Home Improvement

I've been reading a blog about the repair of a house from the 1800's called Door Sixteen- some graphic designer out in New York- and it's gotten me jazzed to, well, maybe pay attention to the apartment and make it look a little nicer. Obviously, we can't really modify the structure, but I thought I'd take care of a nasty wooden cabinet in the bathroom. I didn't take a before picture, but here's the artist's rendering:

Artist's rendering of a before shot.

I had a little bit of leftover paint in a very very light green color called 'Iced Cilantro'. I biked down to Anthropologie to look at their hardware (believe it or not, in with their $100 pillows and twee tea sets they have a lot of cool drawer pulls) and found a couple of different options on clearance for $3 a pull (instead of $8 or 12).


When I held the chosen pair over the old knobs, it was clear that they were too big in that position. I decided to take the doors off, fill in the old holes and drill some new ones with the Cale's drill press right in the middle of the doors. The end effect isn't great, but it's better than what it was. The photo's no good, but believe me, the triangle shaped bathroom (no, for real. triangle shaped.) feels a little more open without a dark cupboard sulking in the corner.

Home Improvement