The other day, I saw a listing that made my pulse quicken. My beloved condo, the reason I started this blog, is on the market.
There are times when I wish we were back in the condo. I loved living downtown and walking everywhere. My car usually didn't move during the week! Our complex had a small dog park in the middle of it and I think meeting new people and dogs all the time helped make our first dog especially sweet and easy going. The unit was cheerful and bright once I painted it and living small meant less collecting.
I showed the MLS pictures to friends and they immediately started comparing the current decor with mine. From my perspective, it's a happy, comfortable place. I hope the current owner loved her time there.
The Living AreaOne of my friends said "she copied your layout," but you're almost forced to set the room up a certain way because of where the outlets are in the living room.
Here's how it looked when we lived there:
The Kitchen:I left the hooks that held up my candle lanterns and I love that the current owner is using them! It looks like she is also using the magnetic strips I put up for spice canisters! I'm really glad the painted cabinets have held up reasonably well (I think it took 7 or 8 coats of paint!). Had we stayed in the condo, we would have done a modest upgrade to the kitchen.
Here's the kitchen from when we lived there:
The Dining AreaThis nook is a tough spot and I think the current owner's table fits it much better than mine did. I was so fixated on having an oval table and I'm not sure it was the right choice!
Our dining area:
This was my first project in the house. A random comment from Stefanie at Brooklyn Limestone (why aren't you blogging?) when she put my bathroom on her blog was what started this blog.
I adored that bathroom and Marc talks about missing it all the time!
Here's the bathroom when we lived there:
The bedroomThe current own painted the room, but I think it still looks great! I miss this space so much!
From our days in the condo:
If you're interested in the cutest condo ever, email me and I'll send you a link to the listing!