>> Finally! A lovely designer parent's home with scuffed walls, kid creations askew on one of them and kid toys in the middle of the floor. =)
Scott's Testing Lab House Tour
|3/21/13 4:04 AM|
We've lived in our SF apt for 10 years now, & we painted most of the rooms about 4 1/2 years ago. We agonized for several months on the colors. There were swatch spots painted all over. When we finally decided, we were so excited we went ahead & totally did not think to check our lease. Turns out we were supposed to ask for permission. I was a bit freaked out about it at first, but my husband pointed out that (a) the loss of our deposit is likely the only thing that would happen, & that becomes less consequential the longer we stay, & (b) our landlord never comes over (& he hasn't, all these years later). It has made such a huge difference to paint, I wish I'd done it sooner! With the such high real estate prices in this town, we'll probably rent this place forever. But I do feel a bit guilty about not asking 1st. That said, we used really nice paint in non-obnoxious colors (from Benjamin Moore's Affinity collection, in Aura eggshell, low VOC - highly recommend!), so I'm hoping our landlord will see it as an improvement.
True Confessions: Have You Ever Painted a Rental Without Permission? Reader Survey
|3/8/13 12:05 AM|
Yes, it is Obama on the candle. Fun to see that in this tour; I have one, too. Bought it @ Just for Fun here on 24th Street in SF.
Jarrett's Architectural Rental in Echo Park House Tour
|8/25/12 12:30 AM|