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Apartment Tour (Before): One Month Down

Fritz and I recently moved into our first apartment together and despite the slight learning curve for both of us (I’m messy, he’s not), it’s been an amazing month. We now have a legit adult apartment to call home. I mean, seriously. The place has a dishwasher, garbage disposal, air conditioning and a washer and dryer.

My last one bedroom apartment was 100% mine, and while I loved that place and all of the life lessons living alone taught me, I didn’t always love scrubbing melted cheese off of plates by hand, or shoving my arm down the sink to fish out random pieces of food. Or calling the fire department at midnight because the wiring was so old the place literally almost burst into flames. And don’t even get me started on the creepy basement I had to do laundry in. I’m convinced it was at one time a crime scene.

Nope, no more of that! Things don’t break here. Our new kitchen is spacious. The ceilings are high and the exposed brick walls and big windows give the apartment’s industrial vibe more character and warmth.

So, without further ado, welcome to our place! Excuse the iPhone pics. I don’t have a wide angle lens for my camera, so capturing every room at once was a challenge. This is where things are at currently. The living room is the most “done,” even though it still has a long way to go (notice how some are the frames above the TV are still missing artwork). But, I’ll be sure share updates and projects with you along the way! Believe me, I have a looooong list.

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I picked up this original piece recently at the Pearl Alley Market. If you have the chance, check out B. Sage Studios. She has awesome prints, jewelry and more!

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Yep. Eventually I’ll get around to painting that left nightstand. And hanging the shelf I have above our bed. And spray painting that basic floor lamp copper. The list goes on….IMG_3251-2 IMG_3252-2

Hm…what to do with this wall? This area needs some balance. And some artwork. I’m thinking a big plant would look nice to the left of the dresser. IMG_3253-2 IMG_3254-2 IMG_3255-2

There you have it. It’s a work in progress, but I just love this little place of ours.

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  • La Veine

    Oh man, your apartment is a dream! It’s literally perfect, such a beautiful place. Enjoy it as much as you can!