Kelley's DIY Apartment
Location:Brooklyn, New York
What I Love About My Home
I love that everything in my apartment was a DIY project. As a 20-something living in NY, I don't have a huge budget to decorate and furnish my space. I've made my own curtains and pillows, painted the whole space myself, and have even designed and (helped) build my own bookshelf. By decorating slowly, I have been able to collect items that really express who I am and what I love. My apartment may be tiny, but it is 100% me. And, I love every bit of it.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
The biggest challenge I have had when furnishing my home is the size. At 244 square feet I had to very creative with my storage and furniture choices. Any possible space I can use for storage, I have to. I store my ironing board behind my curtain, my broom next to my fridge, and I make full use of the risers underneath my bed. I've also collected my furniture slowly so I can get pieces that fit in my small space. My latest addition is my corner bookshelf that I absolutely LOVE. After years of searching for one that fit the 20" space I had I gave up and designed my own. It's a combination of plumbing pipes and reclaimed wood and the open look of it is perfect so it does not overwhelm the space.
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