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    Todd and Marlene Capron renovated their once-run-down apartment in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, themselves in exchange for a rent reduction.


    The first time the Caprons saw their two-bedroom rental, they were horrified. "The floorboards were cracked, the kitchen was awful, paint was peeling, the ceiling was a mess and there was a lot of damage to the brick wall," said Mr. Capron. At left, the living room before the renovation.


    The Caprons ripped out the mantel, whitewashed the floors, scraped the stucco ceiling and restored the medallion. Mr. Capron built the coffee table; other furnishings include a Patrick Townsend chandelier, a Roost stool and a Jonathan Adler rug. On the walls are Carter Kustera silhouettes of the couple, a Douglas Levere photo and a metal piece from eBay.


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    I think they did a pretty good job.
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    i love it.
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    Why go to all that trouble restoring the ceiling medallion in the living room and then fitting that fucking awful 1950s retro crap light fitting?
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    I love this--it just works. Sure sign I'm into it, I start looking up all their decor choices online right away. I particularly like the Adler rug, the tree-stump stool, the shower tiles, and the dining table runner. And I enjoy the clash of the medallion and the modern light fixture. Ooh, and I wanna know more about that frosted wall in the dining room--what's going on there? Looks like something clever.
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    But, they are RENTERS!

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    In the New York City area, though, meaning they could be there a long, long, LONG time.
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    they did a nice job on the place
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