In May, Nora, Zeyk and I took the leap and moved in together. We found a cute apartment (one of twelve in our tiny complex) in the Montrose area. I'm now two blocks from work, two blocks from Black Hole, and a few houses down from Brandi, Jacob and Bootsie! It's perfect for two crazies and a dog.
Nora and I went through a bunch of spray paint. That and we love color, can you tell?
My room is a collection of things handed down to me through friends, family, and junk stores across TX. I think the only thing bought for my room during this move was my bedspread. I was okay with the one I had, but after my mom bought this shaggy spread, I can imagine my room without it.
photo 1: a collection of feathers, photos of John Korey, thrifted wall art, wall initial from brandi several years ago, and a recorder that I got for christmas a long time ago. Yes, I take it out to annoy folks.
photo 2: I love the way dressers look, but I hate the way they function. If I can see something, I forget about it, so I had to put out a clothing rack for my dresses and pants. Plus my closet was made over 50 years ago and can only store so much... I've tried to keep it color coded so it looks tidy, but who the heck has time to keep that up! Not this lady.
photo 3 (left): This is my favorite corner in my room. My window unit, record player, tiny record collection and my uke live in this corner. I'm currently working on the curtains. I completely underestimated the amount of time it would take to complete these. If I'm not reading before bed, I'm listening to tunes and working on these suckers. I can't wait to have the other two finished! My room will finally feel complete.
photo 4 (right): Necklace collection. One of the downfalls of not liking jewelry is there is no where to put accessories. For now, my books will have to work.
photo 5: Zeyk and his bed typically live by my green mirror. Oh how I love cleaning dog hair off that mirror everyday... but I really do love having him by my side every second that I'm not at work.
photo 6 (left): Nora was going to throw out this giant white frame when we were moving in and I said no way jose! I like the look of having a solid neutral wall right up again a wall with every color on it. The lamp was a gift from brandi that she got from Andrew Modern in Richmond TX.
photo 7 (right): wall art. floral mirror, floral needle work, and feather panel given to me by brandi over time, the silver whale was from a stencil print day I had with my friend Mamavette, dream catcher from Kassi, and panel art by Dolan Geiman. Remember when I went to Bayou City Art Festival and met Ali and Dolan?
Due to Brandi's sad face, I added our books... I don't have the budget for shelves, so I have half most of my books in my car still. I know that's terrible, but there's no storage in our tiny home. The books I do have are in the kitchen, the living room and stacked in my bedroom. If you read the spines, you'll think I'm cray cray. It's a mix of books I just adopted from my grandparents (one even has school notes in it!), left over dance books from college that were too good to part with, a few of my favorite children's books, anatomy books, books I read in high school, and a few journals on the far left. In my car is a mix of design, clip art, poster, and illustration books.
I'm currently trying to get back into reading (and actually finishing a book) and I've started re reading The Great Gatsby. Are you reading anything these days?
Nora's room is everything a bedroom should be. You walk in and it's cool, dark, relaxing and filled with wonderful treasures. The top of dresser is filled with neatly placed accessories, shoes line the foot of her bed, hats and bags along the walls, and a bed fit for a king. I swear, I would never get anything done if I had a bed link hers. If you've met Nora, I don't even have to mention how brilliant her closet is...