Before and After: Personalizing a Rental

Before and After: Personalizing a Rental

Grace Shu
Aug 20, 2007

My dear friends Erika and Timmy (who are cousins and bandmates) moved into their 3 bedroom rented apartment that was boxy and uninspiring. Popcorn ceilings? Yes. Dated light fixtures? Of course. Dingy carpet? Uh-huh. And white, white walls. So, in a fit of frustration, they rebelled and went paint-crazy. As moody musician folks of the indie rock genre, they felt the need to go buckwild on the colors of their shared living spaces. And while they are still fighting like a pair of yowly cats over their potential living room color palettes, they decided to go orange and white in their living room--even spraypainting the obligatory brass light fixture a pristine white to make it less "offensive." I commend their efforts to making a boxy rental apartment their own--anyone have any more tips on making a rental more personal without shelling out too much?
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