I’m sure many people who stop by are interested in exactly how someone lives in a tiny apartment. I thought I would share how I do it. The only furnishings I brought with me when I moved were my bed and a table that had belonged to my grandparents. Grab your cup of tea, or coffee, and come for a tour.
There are several things I want to change in due time and then will have before and after pictures here for you to compare, but for now you can see the apartment as it currently is.
Let me welcome you to my front door.
The view from the entrance. In this picture, below, you can see what we call the living room, the love seat was carried in when college students moved and left it behind. The ottoman cost me $1. both will be recovered to suit my tastes soon, I hope.
You can also see the kitchen. Lots of storage right? 🙂 See the cabinet to the far right, that stores my food, dishes, extra bedding and even books. Don’t mind the pile on the floor those are Christmas presents packed up to deliver on Christmas morning. That spot is where my chest freezer will go when I finally buy it. I keep hoping to find one used.
Another view from the entrance. Here you can see the corner of my bed, a nightstand I made from cutting a desk in half. The bottom holds library books. The table that holds my computer belonged to my grandmother. Under the table you can see a black storage ottoman, it holds all my craft items. And then you can see the hallway which leads to the bathroom, the closet is on the right you can almost see the entry to the closet next to the cabinet. What you see between the desk and the nightstand are tables that the children can pull out, they frequently eat and color on them.
Note: I don’t keep a chair in front of the desk because I am disabled and normally use the wheelchair to sit in, the grand kids drag a stool over, or adults pull out the storage ottoman from underneath to sit on when they use the desk.
From the other side of the room this is what you would see. The art on the door was done by my grand daughter, the coat rack was a shelf I found and added inexpensive hooks. If any one is wondering what that wooden pole is, I will explain, it is used to break up ice on the side walks rather than using salt, which isn’t very good for the environment. Next to the love seat on the left, pretty much hidden except for the plant sitting on it, is a nightstand my daughter-in-law was getting rid of, I painted it and now use it for an end table. An inexpensive rug shows guests where they can leave their shoes.
To the right of the love seat you can see a small round table, this was being tossed out when a neighbor moved. It folds up flat, so when I don’t have company it slides between the computer table and the tall cabinet where no one notices it.
Another view from the other side of the room. Pretty self explanatory, this is my bed, nicely tucked in by the window allowing me to wake to the morning sun. That’s an aloe on the night stand, I might actually lose the original piece of it. Check out my green page for how I use aloe.
Here is another picture of the entry way, sorry for the lighting, the light from the window causes problems with the lighting in photos. To the left of the door is a shelf a relative no longer wanted, I painted it black and store children’s toys, coloring books, and this time of year all the scarves and gloves in the basket. The top I have for displaying seasonal items such as cut flowers or now candles and twigs.
That’s it for now. I will add bathroom pictures soon.