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?