I’ve made a few changes around my apartment lately, so I though it would be fun to share a peek into my home through a few snapshots.
There’s been a problem corner (never before seen on Hello Little Home … ha!) ever since I moved into this place.
My husband and I have tons of books, art, photos, etc., and there just wasn’t a lot of room for them in this tiny apartment.
Our apartment has huge radiator, and it has stopped me from getting more than one bookcase bookcases for our apartment … which is not nearly enough space to store our stuff!
We’ve talked about getting some shelves installed, but that’s a pricey addition for an apartment that we’re not sure how long we’ll live in. So everything has stayed in boxes for the most part.
Like I said, it was a problem corner!
While I was visiting my sister a couple months ago, my husband took some of the books out of the boxes and stacked them on the radiator. I didn’t hate it (ha), so we kept it up.
I actually like how it looks, and it’s nice to have access to our books.
If we were planning to stay in this apartment longer, then shelves would be a better option, but I’m happy for now.
One of my college paintings got displaced when the books came out, and I’m trying to figure out what to do with it.
It’s a copy of one of Ralph Goings’ diner paintings that I did in college.
Definitely not perfect, but I always liked it, and it’s hung in all of our apartments. We don’t have a wall for it here, and the glass was cracked in our move.
I may just take it out of the frame, and then re-frame it later.
During that same visit to my sister, my husband also hung a bunch of pictures and created a gallery wall over our TV.
It’s a little wonky and weirdly-spaced, so redid it … check out how it turned out that gallery wall revamp here!
He included the mirror above, which is one of my all-time favorite thrift scores. I think I’m going to move it to our bedroom.
Sometimes changes aren’t planned! I bumped into my one bookcase a couple weeks ago, and broke a favorite elephant figurine and the bowl that held my mini rock collection.
I like how the rocks look sitting out, so they may stay.
They’re sitting on our photo albums. Every year, I make a Yearly Family Photo Book, plus extra albums for special trips.
It’s a great way to get all our digital pics off the computer. I’m a few years behind on the albums at this point though … another project!
Remember the chalkboard magnets I made a couple months ago?
I still have them on our fridge.
We went through a pizza phase a while ago, hence the pizza message from my husband. He also wrote one of my favorite requests, “More wine, please!” on another magnet … ha ha.
My kitchen hasn’t really made much of an appearance here on Hello Little Home.
It’s a super tiny, galley kitchen so space is at a premium. My spices are stored in an vintage crate above the microwave.
The crate says “Hillbilly”!
Moving back into the living room … I made some more bubble wands. I’ll let you know why soon (it’s a mystery!).
After redoing my fireplace, I had to find a new place for my painting and ended up hanging it over the couch.
I’m happy with it for now. The wall was empty before, so it’s nice to have something filling the space.
One more pic! It’s my vintage globe.
You can see the books and a little of the ginormous radiator in the background.
That wraps up the tour for now! My apartment seems like it’s forever in transition, and it’s never felt “done.” I’ll have to do an official tour at some point though!
Have you made any changes to your home lately?
P.S. Check out my NYC Apartment Tour to see my whole apartment!