Our apartment’s couch is almost finished. The last step is to staple gun the faux suede for the back cushion into place. I built an end table to accompany the couch and constructed a pallet-looking shelf to serve as a pot rack.
But the best addition to our living space has been my roommate Gary’s framed posters. He was nice enough to share eight of his family’s four-by-three foot long pictures of movie stars, singers, and baseball players with us. Now these gorgeous hardwood frames to decorate our spartan walls. Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr., and Don and Michael Corleone now accompany us in our living room. Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, and The Beatles reside in the hallway.
Not only did I learn about the context of the various photos I wasn’t familiar with, but I also learned about molly and toggle bolts while buying supplies to hang them.