Abby’s Dose of DIY in DC

published Aug 31, 2014
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(Image credit: Abby Greenawalt)

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.

(Image credit: Abby Greenawalt)

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.

(Image credit: Abby Greenawalt)

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.

(Image credit: Abby Greenawalt)

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!

(Image credit: Abby Greenawalt)

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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