WhiteSprayPaint

About

PhotoBooth2Hi! I’m Marti. My husband and I live in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, where we purchased a bungalow in July 2016. I like to keep myself busy with DIY projects, and I like this blog as a record of what all I’ve tackled. I started blogging as a renter: check out the Apartment Tour page for an overview of our last apartment.

I’m a Technical Communicator at Braintree. Jarrod works at Northwestern, doing something with sponsored research and financial reporting. We have two cats, no kids.

I get excited about: new tools, used furniture, music videos, potted plants, tights weather, whisky cocktails, backyard movies, and Amazon deliveries.

I love receiving comments and welcome feedback and questions.  But, please: if you don’t have anything nice to say, at least make it foul-mouthed and funny. You can also contact me directly at ProjectPalermoBlog@gmail.com.

Oh, yeah, and: when I say “project!”, I’m channeling Cher Horowitz and her love of makeovers.  I was unable to find this scene on YouTube, which left me with no choice but to rent the DVD from Netflix, set up a tripod in front of our TV, and record this clip for you with my digital camera.

And here’s a favorite old photo of my grandmother and me. I’ve been painting things white since 1998.

14 thoughts on “About”

  1. Just found you and my head is exploding with new ideas! (the same way it does when I walk into Hobby Lobby). Nice to meet you!

  2. Hey, Just stumbeled upon you homepage looking for retro 60s,70s, 80s furniture. Just by curiosity, do you know the brand for the couch, dining table, chairs? They are awsome!

    /Anton

    1. Thanks, Anton! The couch we bought new from Room & Board. The dining table and chairs are unmarked, so I don’t think they’re anything special brand-wise, just good-looking vintage design.

  3. I enjoy your site. You should know, however, that someone has rated your site as untrustworthy on the Web of Trust (Poor for Child Safety & Content). I’m sure this is not something you want to hear, but thought you should know. (Don’t post this comment as it has no relevance to your site’s content.)

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