Immediately after walking into John Baden's Hayes Valley apartment, we thought to ourselves, "This is so Apartment Therapy!"
Many of us can relate to John's situation: He's living in a place that's under 500 square feet a rental and can't resist the urge to personalize his space. Being a decorative painter, this of course means painting and re-painting his apartment. A lot.
Although we originally covered his home for the SF Chronicle, we wanted to share some additional photos with AT readers. The above image is from the Chron; after the jump, you can see the ones we took.
Bed Nook: A close-up of the headboard in the walk-in closet/bedroom. The oversized, tufted piece was picked up at the Alameda Antique Faire.
Bed Nook: The wall opposite the headboard.
Bathroom: Tiny circular and oval mirrors dot the walls. The sink is Ikea.
Kitchen: Now this is a happy kitchen to wander into in the mornings.
Kitchen: Cartoonish faux wood paneling.
Kitchen: What to do with an archaic feature like the old ironing board cupboard? Turn it into a hidden bulletin board.
Entry: Another blast from the past the phone nook highlights local artist Darwin Bell's work.
Front Door: No part of the apartment is spared a paint treatment.
Thanks for letting us into your home, John!