Abby's Dose of DIY in DC

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Name: Abby Greenawalt
Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Eight years ago I stumbled upon a quirky little apartment in the heart of Capitol Hill, located about two and half blocks from the Capitol (not kidding). It's about 750 square feet with a very sweet balcony.

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Perfecting the art of tiny apartment living is a continuous work in progress. If something comes in, something has to go out. Naturally I'm drawn to form over function, but as a freelance photographer my space has to promote some function, or no work will get done.

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The apartment is a combination of new + old, and is very much a labor of love. At the foot of the bed is a curtain from my great grandmother's house. On top of the shelves is an old glass buoy. The gold frames are from a local painter.

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The space is also full of DIY. The stairs and hallway have been stripped of the carpet, stained, and painted. Not as easy as it looks!

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In the warmer months, the balcony is by far the best part! For entertainment purposes, however, the large kitchen window allows for fantastic people watching.

Thanks, Abby!

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(Image credits: Abby Greenawalt)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.

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