Not everyone, of course, wants to mimic the HGTV look. When Sydney Blumstein, an associate broker at Corcoran, decided to invest in real estate in , she was determined to avoid the monotony. She watched the shows religiously, particularly the ones about flipping property, mainly for a lesson in what not to do. So when she found a dated one-bedroom in the East Village, she saw an opportunity to reimagine it with an anti-HGTV look.
She would expose the brick walls and reveal the beams and joists in the ceiling. Her parents, both real estate brokers, agreed that the property was a great investment. The fifth contractor, however, shared her creative vision and offered to do the work for half the price.
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Blumstein said. The alteration agreement she submitted to the co-op board omitted her plans to expose the ceiling beams and joists. That plan did not go over well. An upstairs neighbor complained that the soundproofing between the two apartments had disappeared with the ceiling. The board halted the work and insisted that Ms. The project dragged on for two years, with spiraling costs that soured her relationship with the contractor.
She hired a second contractor to fix the mistakes made by the first. But she got to express her creativity, using reclaimed materials like floor joists as open shelving and painting the cabinetry a sea-foam green.
Going it alone has its downside. By rejecting the more generic style used on television shows, she found herself without a road map, susceptible to rookie mistakes. By the time the work was done in , Ms. But the space where Ms. The Rosie the Riveter Knit Cardigan is certain to impress, and all eyes will be on you when you wear this pretty knit sweater layered over your favorite dress or pair of pants. The thin, fingering-weight yarn gives this knitting pattern a light and lacy look and keeps you from getting overheated under thick, warm yarn when you're indoors.
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This knitted mittens pattern is adapted from one that the famous first lady created herself. Easy enough to be taken up by a beginner knitter, this knit scarf pattern is simple yet absolutely stunning. The Little Scarf is a manageable, quick project that is wonderfully practical. You can pair this scarf with almost any outfit, and it is designed to keep your neck nice and warm. This stunning dress will give you a beautiful, vintage silhouette, and because it's knitted in two separate pieces, it comes together easier than you might expect.
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I love looking at old retro stuff like this just to see how things have changed and how things have stayed the same also. The fashion trends, the hairstyles, the accessories of that time period are just so classic. Love this collection. Hi , I am looking for a simple patchwork ladies knitted sweater pattern or a geometric design. I am looking for a vintage pattern from the late 50s or very early 60s.
It's a cardigan blouse-type sweater. I think it had a Shaker stitch rib that gave it the blouse-like look.
I know it had a seed stitch button band and wrist and waist bands. And all the seed stitch trim was on a smaller needle than the sweater, which also gave it a blouse look at the wrists and waist.
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