Frick Heck, I MISS THE LOFT
The Ratchet Loft was my pride and joy. My first solo apartment and MAN was it ratchet.
- PARKING LOT FIRES
- PEOPLE SLEEPING IN STAIRWELLS
- And much much more
Initially, I thought the bugs were crickets – which I think are super cute.
Turns out these ones didn’t jump…. And I realized they were baby r o a c h e s.
BUT I trained my kitten to get them, so it was chill.
It was my little greenhaus haven. It faced west (into a uhaul parking lot) so I got TONS of sun and all my plants flourished 🙂
Also PEEP the chandeliers. I installed them on my own and nearly comatosed during a couple of them.
The BEST part about this place was that both levels were big boxes. Aka unlimited rearrange combos ayooooo. And you betta believe I was re-arranging every other week.
Here are some of my faves:
You might be wondering “What’s with all the speakers?!”. Well, I’m a middle man.
My dad is an audio engineer and collects audio equipment – specifically vintage jewels.
He sends me on errands to pick stuff up in the Edmonton area. Then, I sell it to other dudes who love the stuff.
But now, I’m hooked on the big speakers <3
These big baddies are called CORNS – aka Cornwalls.
They were about 2’ x 3’ and weighed over 100 pounds each. The guy I helped carry these out (down three flights of stairs btw) nearly passed away halfway down. #girlswholift
(In case you were wondering what my bedroom looked like)
At some point I also decided to redo the entryway closet. It WAS a simple white sliding door. But after yanking giant screws out of the ground and ceiling and painting the rod black;
this h a p p e n e d:
Above all, this place was the best studio <3 I’d clear all the furniture, pop some ~ a c i d ~ and just paint for hours. On a few occasions, I left a phat ass paint puddle.
But look at the results!
And even though I woke up MANY homeless people in the stairwells, I still loved this place with my entire heart.
P L U S, I didn’t need a TV. I had reality TV right outside my balcony. The fights, car fires, garbage jedis, and tweaked-out people were more than enough 🙂