I wish I could tell you that I had a really amazing weekend, but quite frankly this past weekend sucked.
We will be living in our condo 3 years in July. And in this short time we’ve lived here we have learned of many reasons why we SHOULDN’T live in a condo. I will list some of them for you…
- You know your neighbors way to well. And hear everything they do. Yes, EVERYTHING. (wink, wink) Which, lucky for us, never lasts more than 30 seconds.
- You can’t make any really great home repairs. Like…I can’t install MDF on my walls because who the heck is going to want to buy a condo with paneled walls (unless my twin is out there somewhere and happens to be looking for an end unit townhouse near the shoreline with MDF all over the walls?)
- When there are big time problems that happen that aren’t your fault…..you are left waiting for the condo association to fix them. Which is exactly what happened this past Friday.
Apparently, there’s a gas leak in our specific building. Our condos are townhouse style, and there are about 8 units to one building. The plumbers have been working on the piping all weekend and told us that basically when the go to fix a pipe, more leaks occur….and it will most likely result in them having to repipe the entire building. GREAT. Just great. So my weekend has been spent without a stove, hot water, or heat. Luckily we are having a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean I’m not cold! I’m currently sitting in front of a space heater, with the pup curled up on my lap…..
Ugh. And who knows how long this will take to fix either. So while this is what we’ve been dealing with all weekend, I needed a little pick me up. I haven’t completed a project in a while, and really needed some DIY therapy. Hubs and I headed over to this really amazing place in Hamden, CT called Urban Miners, a deconstruction, salvage, and used goods warehouse. This place is junk HEAVEN. Like….anything you want, they’ve got it. And seeing as this picture from Pinterest has stolen my heart, I knew exactly what I needed….
Crates! We bought 6 apple crates for $5 a piece. I stacked them, and hubs screwed in some sheet rock screws for added support. But the screws were really long and I wasn’t about to have them sticking out everywhere, so he cut the ends off so my DIY-OCD didn’t flare up. 🙂
Easy, CHEAP, and a great result. I might go back and purchase 3 more crates to add a third column (hubs idea). What do you think…leave it at 2, or add a third?