Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The New Thrift Core Headquarters: A Peek at my new Apartment




I guilted over my choice to select this large two bedroom apartment for days. I got an amazing deal, but I was looking for the cheapest, smallest place possible as per my thriftiest year ever goals.

In the end, this larger apartment is the thriftier choice! I'm writing off a portion of the rent because I'm using so much of the apartment as work space. With the deductions (see my reseller tax tips) I'm paying less than I did before for a more functional living and working space! I'm already sleeping better now that I'm not constantly tripping over boxes of art supplies and merchandise! This new apartment is good for my soul!

I'll show you the other half of the apartment soon! I'd love to know about where you work and live! Spill!
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    1. Thank you! Getting to your e-mails riiight now :)

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  2. Thank you for the tour! There's that yellow cart I love and looks like the 'bots are already on display in the kitchen.
    My creative space is split between 2 rooms and will soon be combined. One room is for stock and the other is more of my office. In the office, next to the window, I have my diy photo studio with bust form and in the corner I have my diy photography lightbox. The closet is home to packing material and my cat loves to hide from the dog in there!

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    1. Sounds lovely, you're lucky to have so much space to work with for your reselling ventures. I might keep the "blank" wall blank as a backdrop for photographing merchandise.

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  3. Hey! Love your new space! It looks fresh and inviting (and CLEAN!! Do you have kids???!! lol). I really like how you put the description on the picture. I might have to "borrow" that feature. Cute! :)

    We moved from our 2-BR condo into a 4-BR house over a year ago, and I'm *JUST* now trying to get my "crafting room" together, but it's a work in progress. Bigger house = more projects = less time! AHGH!

    Serena
    Thrift Diving
    www.ThriftDiving.com

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    1. HAHA! No kids! My toys are for me and me alone ;)

      Wow! Four bedroom house, sounds both exciting and overwhelming. It's definitely a lot of work to get settled in when you have a lot of crafting supplies...I'm right here in the middle of it!

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  4. Wow very nice - definitely has a good vibe!

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    1. Thank you! :) I feel less cluttered here, it's more peaceful in that way.

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  5. what a beautiful space - van, you must be over the moon with that kitchen compared to your last place. it's exquisite! and yuko obvioulsy feels right at home, so what more affirmation do you want? :-)

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    1. Oh yes, I'm stuffing friend's faces with food I'm making from scratch now that I have ample counters to work on!

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  6. Looks PERFECT! (I think I said on your last post how much I enjoy seeing interiors of other peoples' spaces...) Can't wait for the rest of it.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. Yep, still have a bedroom, office, two bathrooms, and a creepy shining-esc hallway to explore!

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  7. Looks awesome! I'm so jealous of all that space. We live in a studio right now, and the whole "tripping over boxes of art supplies and merchandise" is our unfortunate reality. The hardwood floors are GORGEOUS, and I love that mid century hutch/bookshelf in the dining area. Congratulations on all that beautiful space!!

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    1. Thank you! A studio space is so hard to live in, but you guys rock it from what I can tell!

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  8. Love it! Those floors and windows are perfect and that kitchen is great. I bet the move will spur on even more creativity and energy than you normally have.

    I'm in a big ole sprawling ranch that is way too big for two people but just big enough for three cats. It's in constant renovation mode so there is always some kind of dust, tape and plastic situation going down.

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    1. I hope so, I need all the energy I can get! Nah, a crafter/collector can never have "too much space" - your ranch sounds amazing!

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  9. oh your apartment is so cute!!! Its looking great!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure every square inch of wall space will be covered with something in no time ;)

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  10. Wow! Everything looks so new and updated!! Congratulations on finding it!! The pictures are really great and you did an amazing job unpacking and getting organized so quickly! Warmest, warmest wishes for a happy homecoming!

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    1. Thank you! You know how it is in Riverside, most apartments are very vintage and "unfinished" so this was quite a surprise find.

      There's still plenty of unpacked boxes of art and vintage in the office so I'm not settled in completely yet ;) it's all and illusion...

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  11. What a great pad! Your kitty seems to love it too. Great light - great artist space.

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    1. Indeed, plenty of light for pictures and plenty of niches to carve into painting/crafting spots!

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  12. Love your apartment. So amazed that you have things unboxed and things hung on the walls. That usually takes me a long time. Congrats.

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    1. I always set myself a strict limit of being settled in and unpacked in one week. ;) It's easy when you love doing it as much as my crazy ass does...

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  13. wow congrats on moving i love your new space!!

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  14. What the heck! How are you already all organized?! I am very impressed.

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  15. I'm also moving soon, I cannot wait! So much potential in a new place!

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    1. Yes indeed, I love the fresh slate and inspiration that comes with a move.

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  16. Yay! Loving the new place! Can't wait for more photos as you do up the place :)

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  17. that apartment is lovely! Your kitty is soo cute!!

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    1. She's a fun fuzzy room mates, makes a great photography subject!

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  18. It's beautiful! What a lovely apartment! I really love that you are able to decorate in a way that shows off your thrifted finds and vintage collections without it looking cluttered at all. It's fab. I'm so excited for you and I want to hear more about your housewarming party and the projector!

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    1. Yay~! Thank you for the kind words. I'll do a follow-up on the house warming and try to make it as interesting/informative as possible.

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  19. Oops! I wanted to add that I have posted all about my thrifty living and workspace in my Thrifted Home Tour! http://thelittlebigblog.com/2010/08/07/thrifted-home-tour-the-bedroom/

    :D

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    1. Heck yes~ Gonna check this out ASAP!

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  20. Congratulations! The place looks so sunny and pretty organized considering you just moved in. New spaces are so much fun, Enjoy :)

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