Nesting in a tiny city apartment the past year hasn’t been easy as we severely lack storage space (it took me about 3-4 months of moving in to fully unpack and get rid of any traces of moving boxes). But with the combination of some kind friends who allowed us storage space in their basement plus me purging a lot of unneeded items the past year has allowed at least some decent living space in our 300 something square feet apartment.
I’ve been slowly decorating as I go but as we’ve been recently discussing the pros and cons of moving to a bigger place and as it seems likely we will move when our lease is up in the summer, I’ve lost much of the motivation for some of the projects I had planned for the apartment. But before we move, here are some of my favorite things around the CPL apartment!
This gallery wall in our living room are all mostly from frames that I’ve received as gifts or found secondhand from flea markets. The faux Van Gogh on the bottom is from a Paint Nite with some girlfriends.
The outer silver frame is one of several frames I found in a friend’s hallway that was left out as “trash.” I popped out the glass and the original artwork and painted the once brown and gold frame all silver and tada, instant new life.
Both rectangular frame and oval frame are from the Philly flea market. Ceramic elephant from Anthropologie.
I <3 stacks of books
Traditional Korean wedding gift from one of my mom’s friends in Korea
All my travel books flanked by Mr. Horse and Mr. Elephant
There’s virtually no storage/pantry space in my 3’x5′ kitchen so I got pine slabs from Home Depot and put up these shelves in the window nook in the kitchen. It holds all of the essentials (including my beloved KitchenAid mixer) and makes cooking and cleaning so much more easier since I can reach and put things away right at my finger tips.
I bought these quart sized mason jars as vases for my wedding and have been using them to store everything in the kitchen since. Keeps things fresh and looks so nice :)
Love piles of colorful and healthy fruit and veggies
The first photo of the post above is the headboard of our tufted sleighbed and a DIY art project that I did recently.
Stylized bookshelf; one of the very first projects I tackled when we moved in. The large silver frame on the bottom right is our wedding “guest book,” each heart signed by our wedding guests.
Beautiful jewelery and ring holder from a friend
Owl and Stag holds our everyday towels in the bathroom. From Anthropologie.