Almost every element in Ellenkate and Tim's Chicago rental apartment is DIY'ed in some capacity. From the wooden bar area "hand-distressed with apple cider vinegar and steel wool" to the hand-built loft bed, this couple loves working together on projects for their home. One such project that stood out to me was the herb garden wall installed right in their kitchen:
Tim built the herb wall out of plywood and pallet frames they bought off a messenger company for $3 a pallet. They're not crazy about the rest of the kitchen ("The kitchen countertop...[looks] dingy. The kitchen cabinetry also lacks any real sense of design") but the herb garden setup adds a little bit of life and green to the space!
(Image credits: Alexis Buryk)