Thursday, January 05, 2012

{my corner office}

i remember the first time i saw this place. we were supposed to meet our real estate agent here at 2 in the afternoon, or something like that, and we were five minutes early. however, by the time we arrived, our agent was already on her way out the front door, grimacing and shaking her head.

"i'm sure this isn't what you're looking for," she said. "it's 480 square feet, and there isn't even a dining room. plus, everything is purple."

to make a short story even shorter, we peeked inside anyway, fell in love, and bought the place. i mean, how many square feet do newlyweds need anyways?

but the point is not that.

the point is that that was almost three years ago now, and i swear: the longer we live here, the bigger this place gets. it's not magic, it's getting used to a small space and learning how to use every single one of those 480 square feet the best possible way. example: my new office. when we first moved in, we turned the one bedroom into a dining room and fixed up the basement so that it could be a massive master bedroom. this fall, the dining room got split in half, and my grandma's vanity became my desk. voila! a wee office in the corner of the dining room. because guess what: we don't all live in mansions with spare bedrooms and pools. did you know that?

{click on pictures to make them BIGGER.}