Stacey's Everything from Somewhere
Location:St. Louis, Missouri
What I Love About My Home
I love that almost everything came from somewhere, not just some store. I also like the original steel kitchen cabinets that our landlords chose to keep (stripped of paint and given a brushed finish), the cantilevered window-turned-plant shelf that we rigged over the couch, our "headboard," and all the color and light (2nd floor apartments have some advantages!)
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
It's been a challenge to have adequate seating and storage without the space feeling cramped. We add leaves to the table and use a half dozen vintage wooden folding chairs when entertaining. We also grin and bear the '70s couch, mixing it up with various throws and blankets until we can find/afford something nicer, 'cause sad as it is, it is a place to sit! For storage, we've tried to use freestanding pieces in a way that works to make unused areas useful, instead of simply adding bulky, space-eating storage pieces. In our long, narrow apartment, that meant a bookcase with doors on top of the fridge, crates building up existing kitchen shelving, a tall narrow cabinet between the toilet and sink, a dresser in a closet, a headboard that takes up virtually no space and a wall mounted bedside "table" in our tiny bedroom, a bookshelf set into the bathroom window frame, and wall-mounted bookshelves.
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