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My First Apartment

Posted on | November 25, 2009 | Written by Tida Lenoel | 2 Comments

I just moved into my apartment and could barely find my bed through the sea of boxes. The first night I even had to sleep on my futon couch, because I couldn’t make the trek to my bedroom. To say it was messy is an understatement…it was a disaster that I couldn’t envision as being my new home. But day by day of unpacking, the pile slowly dwindled, and I actually saw my parquet flooring for the first time.

Once all my things were neatly put away, I started to decorate and make this place my own. I hung some framed pictures, arranged flowers in vases, and got cable television. But when I came home from work everyday and plopped my keys in the green bowl on the side table by the door, it didn’t feel complete. That night I spent countless hours researching budget design ideas online until I found what I thought of at the time to be the answer: a green accent wall.

That weekend, I made a trip to the Home Depot to prepare myself for battle, and returned home with a gallon of “New Green” paint, rollers, and blue tape (to help me color in between the lines). My boyfriend and I fanatically painted all afternoon, and managed to put on two coats before our arms were ready to fall off. To celebrate, we opened a bottle of Massolino Moscato d’Asti from IWM that was sitting in the refrigerator just waiting to be opened. When it was in my glass, the beautiful small bubbles rising to the surface lured me in, and the aromas of honey and apricot sealed the deal. The wine was wonderfully succulent and refreshing at the same time. We sat there silently, sipping our moscato while staring at our great accomplishment.

That day we transformed the apartment into our home, thanks to a little paint, a lot of hard work, and a glass of Massolino.


2 Responses to “My First Apartment”

  1. Maya
    November 25th, 2009 @ 11:37 am

    You nailed it, my two favorite things. The color Green and Wine. Love it!

  2. Felix Lenoel
    November 25th, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

    You are a good writer! You should think about writing books.

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