Sunday, July 6, 2008
5 days into my new life as an Oakland resident. Panic over no furniture, fewer friends on this side of the Transberlin Wall, and a general sense of "What have I done?" tempered by typing this in front of a door open to a lush garden, and friends promising to visit very soon.
Plotting my new apartment, I've decided to go for themes; the bedroom - oldtimey-trainhopping-depressionera-tarnishedglamour, the kitchen - black-white-modern-finnish-with a dash of hippie, the living room - technicolor mexicana bruja. I'm a little bothered by the cream walls. A lot bothered, but it seems unlikely I will be allowed to paint. I'll have to work with wall coverings & curtain color to change the feel of the light. My attempt at painting all the kitchen furniture black has thus far been a disaster - wrong paint, wrong color, wrong application. Let's see if I can take what I've learned and turn it around. Strip, sand, thin coats of a latex based wood enamel. That's what I'd recommend now.
+ secret visits from cats
+ late night ship watching adventures
+ the sound of the train whistle
+ the smell of cypress
+ hummingbirds in the garden
+ fat red teapots
Posted by tamerajane at 8:50 PM