Lianna’s City Condo in Milwaukee

published Oct 9, 2015
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Name: Lianna
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This condo building is in the Brewer’s Hill Neighborhood of Downtown Milwaukee. I fell in love with the condo from the moment I saw it. Packed with rich history, it used to be a shoe factory and was abandoned for years before it was re-purposed into condos. I love the cream city brick detail that is characteristic of this area and hard to find.

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I bought this condo a couple years out of college and quickly started finding unique furniture from Craigslist, estate sales, and flea markets. I love how my condo has come together because it is unique and creative and filled with one-of-a-kind finds that I created myself.

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Items found and refinished: yellow buffet (Craigslist repainted), pink Ikat accent chair (Craigslist repainted, recoiled, and reupholstered), cane back chairs (Craigslist repainted, reupholstered), pink front entryway bench (fully constructed from scratch with my father and upholstered), floral wing back chair (professionally upholstered).

Other items of note: The rustic barn wood table was created from scratch by my brother in law. The pink vintage dresser in the bedroom was my grandmothers. It was originally a buffet and my grandmother removed the legs and repainted herself.

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Pink calligraphy painted wall: One of my favorite things in the whole condo is this wall. It was painted with help from my sister with the words of a favorite inspirational song ( Amazing by Jem). On tough mornings I just stare at the wall and sing to myself.

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Gallery walls galore: Over the years I continued finding fun art and prints that I loved. At first I felt that I had run out of room in the condo and was stacking pieces in my closet. Until one day my husband and I were in a favorite restaurant with a perfectly curated gallery wall when my husband said “we should do that.” I was so excited by the suggestion (which usually he just lets me do my thing and doesn’t have much to say about decor) that I quickly went home and pulled out all the art collected over the years and we began to build the gallery wall over the cabinets in the kitchen. Sadly, I didn’t need to buy much extra to finish it.

Thanks, Lianna!

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