Monday, April 13, 2015

Fancy-Pants Closet Doors With Washi Tape

Between my last two apartments and my remarkable lack of blogging, I've put in a lot of DIY time that hasn't made it to the pages of Tiny-Ass Apartment. Even though I don't live in this particular apartment anymore, I thought I'd share a project that really classed up the joint: adding fake molding to my closet doors with washi tape. I was inspired by Molly at Almost Makes Perfect, and by inspired I mean copied almost exactly. I mean, her doors looked so good I knew I wanted to replicate them in my own home. I'm in the habit of documenting my home projects, so I'll share my process with you here, but be sure to check out her blog for more DIY-goodness. I also experimented with a new way to cut the corners so that the strips line up perfectly, which you'll see later.

Sooo turns out, I bought way too much washi tape. I only needed two rolls. But they were on sale for a dollar apiece, and I can use the rest for other projects.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bustin' out all over: TAA in Bust Magazine

Tiny-Ass Apartment has made the leap to print! I was thrilled to be asked to write a piece for Bust Magazine about living in small spaces. I've always enjoyed reading Bust; it's a smart, funny magazine aimed at equally smart, funny women. The article, "Tiny Furniture," goes over the "Tiny Space Gospel," which contains lessons that can be applied to any small home. It also offers specific, creative solutions to common problems like storage or figuring out how to fit your furniture.

Here's a small taste of what you'll find in the April / May issue on pages 46 through 51. Be sure to pick up your own copy soon; it's the one with the adorable Ellie Kemper on the cover. (BTW, who else can't get the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt theme song out of their heads? "IT'S A MIRACLE!")

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