Apartment Tour

Before we say goodbye to our apartment and hello to our new house, I thought it’d be nice to make a post about how the place we currently call home has progressed over the past year.

Evan lived at this apartment complex a couple years before we were dating, and it was definitely a guy’s place. To his credit, it was by far the cleanest guy’s place I’ve ever stepped foot in and he had some pretty badass stuff:  a collection of nerf guns, a legit light saber, and a table-top arcade controller thingy (technical term) that took over the entire coffee table. But give the guy some credit, at least he had a coffee table!

We never took proper pictures of the apartment itself back then, but you can get an idea from these shots. On a side note, the apartment pictured below is actually his old larger unit. Before we were dating, I suggested he moved into a smaller one to save money. Miss frugal. Little did I know that in a year I’d be trying to squeeze all my crap into this much smaller space. His newer unit looked pretty much the same as the one in these pics though before I moved in, so you can get an idea.

On another side note, our friends are awesome ^_^

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

See, definitely a guy’s place. But his lack of curtains was not enough to scare me off! I moved in in April of 2012, and all of a sudden it looked like a hurricane of clothes, coffee mugs, and throw pillows had hit the place. Just take a glimpse at the craziness below.

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Yeah, it’s scary. After a few weeks we turned it into something a little more manageable, but we still had piles of art taking up about 1/3 of the living room. Evan paints and I do digital art, so we had way more stuff to put on the walls than this apartment could handle.

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

In the meantime Mochi was making herself at home amidst the crazy. Cats can be comfy anywhere.

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

After weeks of Goodwill trips, meticulous organizing, and becoming pros at assembling IKEA furniture, we were able to turn that craziness into this!

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Apartment Tour- evanandkatelyn.com

Well there you have it, a glimpse at the place we currently call home! Excited to see how the new house compares since we’ll have even more freedom to make it our own.

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6 Responses to Apartment Tour

  1. Yvonne July 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Your apartment was so put together. :) I did not realize you had earlier posts. What an amazing artistic duo you two must be!

  2. Katelyn Shibley July 16, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    Thanks!! Yeah we’ve got a handful of older posts, though we’re still pretty new to the DIY blogging world (we just started in February of this year). Hehe and yes we both like to get our art on now and again! :)

  3. Becca January 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    Just stumbled across your blog via buzzfeed and then pintrest and then…looking to buy a home vs renting an apartment for the rest of my life. One question out of many questions: Your digital artwork looks very familiar. Do you sell on Etsy? Or sell at any Renegade Craft Fairs? ‘Cause I *think* I’ve seen your work in person. Plus you look familiar.

    • Katelyn Shibley January 6, 2014 at 7:58 am #

      Hey Becca! I don’t sell on Etsy or at any craft fairs but for a little while I did have my art on Tshirts at Hot Topic and I have accounts on DeviantArt and Elfwood (old school!). So I definitely have stuff floating around the interwebs.

      PS- if you can handle the giant hole in your pocket after a down payment, it’s TOTALLY worth it to buy a house. As long as interest rates are on the low side for your area (or I guess even if they’re not, you could still buy now and refinance when they’re lower). Have you checked out our House Buying for Noobs post? Lots of tips for first time home buyers in there, maybe it will help make the decision! :)

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