a newlywed (mini!) home

We may have more cold water than hot, our radiator may sound like a constantly flushing toilet and our closet space may be next to none, but we sure do love our lil one-bedroom apartment in Downtown SLC.

David doesn’t like spending money, and he’s pretty darn good at executing all of my Pinterest dreams. And I pride myself in finding thrify decor treasures, so literally everything in our house is either purchased from KSL, D.I., homemade by David, or a wedding gift.

Here’s our home! All 500 square feet of it.

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LEFT: David built that computer desk, inspired by one I saw at Anthropologie for mucho moolah. RIGHT: the painting and bar cart are from D.I., the hanging lamp is from Ikea, the side table and lamp are from Target (bought them with wedding gift cards).

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David’s study desk has a lovely view of busy city street below. Another piece of furniture the handyman made himself. The chair was a gem I found at D.I. Same with the rolling shelves under the desk.

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We were pretty set on getting this cream couch from Macy’s, but just couldn’t justify buying such a light-colored couch we knew would be trouble when we have kids. So until we decided on another option, we got this “temporary couch” on KSL for $100 — and have decided to stick with it!

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Because our apartment has about 3 square feet of counter space, David saved the day and built this awesome wooden counter top/shelving/storage space. Wish I’d captured it better — we store all of our serving platters and kitchen appliances in the shelves below. David also made that lamp, inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. I showed it to him and within about an hour we made a trip to Lowes, purchased balsa wood and an antique light bulb, and David had completed the lamp. Dream man!

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The sunny two-seater kitchen table corner. And flowers! David always brings me flowers. Presh.

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RIGHT: Again, we have VERY little space in our apartment. Couldn’t even fit your average pot rack in this nook. So I was really proud of myself when I thought of this DIY project: metal chain and shower curtain hooks = pot hanger. LEFT: When we got engaged, I told David one of the most exciting things about getting married would be to finally organize my entire kitchen with glass jars, ha. It’s as good as I imagined it would be. So satisfying.

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David also built our headboard! Isn’t it ah-mazing? I tried to help, but mostly watched and brought him ice cream while on the job.

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