Well it’s been an exhausting search, but I can finally report that I have a new apartment! We caught a break when Eric spotted a great listing on Craigslist that matched our criteria within hours of its posting, and we were the first to tour it the next day. Although walking around San Francisco in the blustery rain to see apartments was pretty miserable– trying to keep rental applications and our W-2s dry all the while– it ended up paying off because within a week of touring/applying we signed the lease, got the keys, and moved all our furniture into the new place. I definitely don’t recommend trying to rent and move all in the same week, but getting to move over President’s Day weekend meant we could have an extra day to unpack and get settled, so the time crunch seemed to be worth it.
Thankfully we now only have 2 small boxes left to unpack, so the fun can begin of arranging art, buying rugs, and generally decorating this little 86 year old apartment of ours. Here are some “before” shots I was able to take on the walk though last Saturday– I think with a little restoration (I’m looking at you, paint covered hinges and glass doorknobs), planning, and patience this place will be perfect for us. And of course, I’ll try to keep you all updated as I “finish” decorating rooms along the way. :)
Sorry– clearly I couldn’t wait to unpack and didn’t get a good shot of the kitchen without this box in it!