Rena & Gary's Handcrafted & Reclaimed Apartment

Rena & Gary's Handcrafted & Reclaimed Apartment

Jason Loper
Aug 3, 2011

Name: Rena and Gary
Location: Mission/Potrero — San Francisco, California
My boyfriend Gary and I bought our first 1-bedroom apartment together at the beginning of the year and have worked hard to make it a beautiful home that reflects both of us, can trump our previous rental in a gorgeous neighborhood, and makes optimal use of the space since it came without a basement or garage — big challenge!

Gary has built out several walk-in closets and the ultimate accomplishment was the sliding-door, wall-to-wall closet we designed and built using reclaimed wood. We also built a simple platform bed with a hand-upholstered headboard, which is pieced together from previous, found, and a few new pieces and decorated with (mostly) my own art. He is an architect, I'm a graphic designer and photographer and we really enjoy planning and decorating, then getting down and dirty building things for our little nest.

Thanks, Rena and Gary!

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