Pay it Forward: Manhattan Nest

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Who: Daniel!


Why: Daniel is a badass. His writing is the right blend of funny but also informative and no matter what he’s talking about (pantries! sinks! baths people died in!) he’s never dull. He doesn’t shy away from the realities of making over a new house, or how difficult and heartbreaking it can be at times, and yet his posts are still chock full of humour and valuable information – it’s impressive and it makes me want to move to America so we can be chums.

Also, his dogs are adorable, his taste is impeccable and I enjoy living vicariously through his DIY since I’m never likely to try most of this stuff in my own house 😉

If you’re into DIY, home renovation and/or snarky commentary then I’m pretty sure Daniel is one of your tribe. Go. Subscribe.

My favourite posts:

Blogger Special: I Built a Bench!

“…Obviously there are degrees of blogger-ness, and I’ll leave it to you to create your own scale. Like, to me, if a project involves washi tape it’s Very Blogger and might score a high 6 or 7. But put that washi tape in a chevron pattern and that’s a 10 out of 10 right there. Super Duper Blogger.”

 The Apartment, After 2 Years of Living: The Living Room

“So that’s pretty much where things stand. Chaos. Confusion. Too many things. It makes me feel so ALIVE.”

The Kitchen: The Big Reveal!

“…this kitchen was probably a huge blessing that got us a great house for way below market value. Thanks, janky kitchen. I owe you one.”

New Faucet!

“I’M SO SORRY FOR BRINGING THIS PICTURE INTO THIS. By far the worst part of the whole process was taking out the old faucet to discover this broken down nasty crusty-ass mess under it. I think it’s old decomposed rubber? And mold? It easily scraped off and I was able to completely clean the stainless steel underneath back to shiny stainless glory, but still, I am scarred by this sight. And now you are, too!”

Hunting Radiators

“BAM. I know, you don’t have to tell me how hip and with it I am. I was even a little excited about the new fancy forced air system that this house would have because, for some extra cash, it could also be an A/C system! AIR. CONDITIONING. In an old house. This place was basically shaping up to be a fucking SPA.

So that was the plan. Now you know.”

You can also follow Daniel on Twitter & Instagram if that’s your thing.

If you’ve got suggestions of people that you think I’ll love please let me know, I’m always looking for new blogs to follow! 🙂

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