Hi everyone! In light of recent events related to COVID, I have decided to slightly adjust the way our rental Home Tours are brought to you – see more about that here.
So on that note, I give you ‘My Fav Room Tours’, which is kind of a spin off of the original #howirent tours! Every week, renters from all over the world will be giving us a personal tour of their favorite rooms, as well as sharing their renting journeys and how they’ve been spending their time during this isolation period.
I’m really excited, and cannot wait to show you the amazing renters I have lined up. Be sure to sign up to our community here, to ensure you are the first to be notified when these videos go live! Now over to this weeks guest . . . enjoy!
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MEET THE RENTER:
Name: Racheal Jackson
Lives in: Vancouver, WA USA, near Portland and Bigfoot.
About: Racheal is a self taught DIY-er and Art Muralist. She is currently renting her parents 1950s house.
WATCH THE ROOM TOUR:
READ THE INTERVIEW
What is your favourite room in your rental?
My favorite room is my media room. It’s colorful and feels fresh, a feeling I am craving right now with the covid self isolation. It feels calming and fun. A quick history on this room—it used to be a bedroom when we moved into this old 1950’s house. I couldn’t stand the floor plan, so I cut a big hole in the wall and made a hallway. It’s now this cozy little nook that we’ve been using as our TV/media/video game/binge-watch happy place.
Because of all the changes to the wall structure, I thought it’d be easier to install shiplap in this room then to drywall them. The shiplap went up pretty easily, but over time, it became an eyesore to me. I’m not opposed to shiplap when it’s appropriate to the house and region, but this felt disjointed.. You can read about how I covered over the shiplap on my blog here
How have you decorated this room?
Colorful and modern, with a little bit of funk!
When I painted the DIY wall mural, I had limited color choices due to COVID, but I had all the swatches. After playing with the colors I had available for a bit, I arrived at something that felt really fun. These colors are (clock-wise from the yellow): Blazing Bonfire, New Age Blue, Diva Glam, Top Tomato, Belfast and Prairie Rose. These are all Behr Paint colors. I have video documentation of all of this in my instagram profile highlights.
Is there anything in this room that you are particularly proud of?
I am really proud of the combo of the mural with the color blocking. It feels like a twist on a traditionally designed room with a chair rail and I think it makes it more interesting!
How have you been using this room during self-isolation?
I have been playing so much animal crossing in this room! It’s our media room, so it has also been home to many many movie nights.
One word to describe how this room makes you feel today?
What do you think of Racheal’s Media Room Tour? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget you can also share your rented homes on Instagram using #HowIRent. Would you like your home to be featured in our next episode? Send us an email here
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