Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Small and Chic Condo is on the Market

Does anyone else look at the MLS pretty regularly, even though you aren't in the market for a new home? I love looking at houses. I hope to see inspiration, but I often find myself in shock at the photos. Between the heavy-handed photoshopping and toilet lids that are up, I cringe a lot.

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 Area

One 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 Area

This 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:




The bathroom
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 bedroom

The 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!
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