My wonderful roommate and I have lived in our apartment in Astoria for 3 years. After signing the lease, adding a fresh coat of paint, and a braver than brave trip to Ikea to furnish the joint we were settled surprisingly quickly. I suppose it’s really easy to move in when you’re coming to New York with two suitcases and a smile. Not to mention that fresh young hopeful spirit.
The apartment remained largely untouched until after that fateful Christmas of 2009… better known as kitschy Christmas spectacular!
Our Christmas decorating that year was very big and gaudy and out of control! There was a lot of hot glue involved.
Needless to say, after all of these crazy decorations
fell apart were taken down there was a very large hole in our lives. We needed something else pretty to look at.
And the redecorating of 2R began…