Sunday, June 19, 2016

WHAT TO CALL THIS POST? Home Decor on a budget? Nah. The not boring home? Nah. Welcome Home? No, no, no.    Still can't come up with a title, this is the way I decorated my house. It's a mix of thrifted/second hand pieces, new stuff and whatever I like. Hope it's not too boring.

Chairs? You need them in your home.

 This one was bought at a garage sale for $6. I found the fabric in a remnant pile and had the chair re-upholstered.  The 3 pillows are from an estate sale. The rug (it's 12'6"x 9'6") is from ebay and is the most experience item in the house. With a pad and free shipping it was $900. My living room is really big.

 Antique goose neck rocking chair was $25. I had this re-finished and re-upholstered at the same place as the other chair. The pillow is from Anthropologie and was on sale.  If you watch Girls, it's the same one on Hannah's bed ( bitch stole my look)

 The first chair and the stuff along the same wall. This wall is the combo plate of mix and match/ old and new. The white plant stand, stool and chair are second hand, The cabinet next to the chair is new, as are the lanterns. The stuffed armadillo was $10 at a yard sale. The Doctor loves armadillos.

 I searched long and hard for a dinner room table. This is the leg detail on the one that was finally found. It's an antique cherry that open out to seat about 20 ( I'm not kidding) It starts out round and then fills the whole dining room. It didn't come with leaves, so I use wide planks from the home store, I added dowels so when guests put their elbows on the table the leaves don't go flying all over the place. Throw a table cloth on and nobody knows about the "leaves".

 Got a lot of pins? Staple hogwire to the back of a yard sale frame, add a scrape of fabric and....tada! Pin storage. This is above the toilet in my bathroom.

 My mother-in-law enjoyed painting, and lucky us, she was pretty damn good. This is a watercolor of poppies she painted in the early 1940's when she was a student at San Jose State Collage in California.  The "wallpaper" are pages from 50 cent used paperbacks. Stick them up with modge podge.

 Another one of her paintings.

 A Russian church somewhere in Northern California.

The ugliest lion ever. It's a wall hanging I keep on the coffee table in the den, so I can put my feet on the table with out get the table top messed up. Like right now.  

Next up: storage solutions. Doesn't that sound like fun?


  1. Thanks for the tour! That was fun!

  2. It's cool to see a little of your home! I LOVE that periwinkle wall color!

  3. What brilliant inspiration, your home is so cool. Love the paperback wallpaper, the Moroccan lanterns and the daisy print chair. xxx

  4. Ah, a home well-stuffed with stuff! The paperback pages wallpaper gives one ideas about the fate of a certain ancient atlas, now decaying in a pizza box in the garage...