Daniel's Patched & Painted
Location:New York City, New York
What I Love About My Home
I like looking around my apartment and realizing that everything in it has a storyâwhether it's a piece of furniture I spent hours building, or a particularly good thrift score, or even just the walls I patched and painted. Seeing things come together after a lot of hard work is really exciting and makes my apartment a fun place to live.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
I'm on a tight budget, so almost everything in the apartment was either found in a thrift store or built by me. Even the thrift stores in New York City are quite expensive, so finding affordable furniture requires some serious patience, a lot of luck, and often a strong stomach. And because it's a small apartment, sometimes I have to get creative and build or hack my own furnitureâlike my desk, bed, and bookshelf, for instanceâto fit the space without everything getting too crowded. Doing DIY projects in tight quarters isn't exactly a cakewalk either.
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