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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

some afters

this is is a picture from the living room, looking into the dining room. the lighting was terrible in the dining room, so i didn't get any good shots.
this is the kitchen (obvious, no?). it's a little messy in this picture, but it looks a lot better than before.
this is the breakfast nook. we struggle for a long time with what kind of table to put in here. it's a very small space, and nothing we put in there felt right. finally, we found an old wooden drafting table on craigslist that fits just right. the tablecloth, stools, and pendant light were all thrift store finds.
this is another shot of the breakfast nook.
this is a photo of my "plate wall" that was inspired by lisa congdon's kitchen on design*sponge sneak peeks. i think i'll move it into the dining room once it's repainted. most of the plates are thrifted, with the exception of the bird plate in the lower left hand corner. that plate is from urban outfitters.

this is a shot of our record collection in the dining room. my dad got the old record holder from my high school library. they were going to throw it away! the animal pictures hanging above the records were purchased at a garage sale when i was 18! they decorated the walls of my very first apartment.
this is one of my wee little collections in the dining room. in the summer, i like to fill them with single stems of flowers from our garden.
this is a messy stack of dishes that i have sitting on a shelf in the dining room. i've been thinking more and more of getting some kind of china cabinet to display them all in. the pyrex dishes were thrift store finds and the orla kiely bowl is from target.
my sister just gave me this fabulous needlepoint! i'm very excited to have it:)
this is a needlepoint that i inherited from one of my old landlords. i love it!
this is my vintage mug collection. my husband was bothered by the crammed cupboard, so i moved them into their own shelves in the dining room.

this is the living room and one of three couches. this couch is from urban outfitters. it folds down into a bed. the coffee table is a thrift store find. i actually found the base and top separately; i think the total cost was about $20! the black and white pillows are from ikea and the crochet pillow is from urban outfitters.
this is penny in the living room. it was too cute not to include!
this is another couch in the living room. this one is also from urban outfitters. the two smaller pillows were found at thrift stores and the larger crochet pillow is from urban outfitters.
this is a shot of the dining room, taken from the entryway. my dad salvaged the locker basket from my old high school locker room. the orange couch in the photo is also a gift from my dad. it was salvaged from my old high school library.

this is my new picture grouping in the living room. from left to right: 1.) the red, white, and aqua painting was done by me, 2.) the red-framed picture is a black and white paper cut design i did back in a college art class at calvin, 3.) the needlepoint monkey is a thrift store find, 4.) the "let the sun shine in" screen-print is from slide sideways on etsy, 5.) the brown wooden box is a gift from my dad...he salvaged from somewhere, not sure where, 6.) the small red-framed linocut was done by me, 7.) the polaroid screen-print was done by me, 8.) the antique mirror was purchased at "coat of many colors" in grand rapids, mi.
this is a shot of the entryway and staircase. the wire basket was salvaged from an old factory and spray-painted bright red. it currently holds all of our hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens. the pictures going up the stairs are nikki mcclure prints that were purchased here. i picked up the black frames at hobby lobby for $10 each.
this is a shot of the entryway and the staircase landing. the rug was thrifted and the encaustic painting was done by me.
this is a shot of the entryway. the flower decals were purchased here. the chalkboard is from ikea.
this is a shot of the living room, taken from the entryway. the lamp and shade were thrift store finds.

please excuse the quality of these pictures. i don't like to use flash, and apparently it's a bad time of day to take photos. anyway, you get the idea. i'll try to take some better pictures later. i didn't take any pictures of the upstairs because it's a little messy right now. enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. aside from the fact that i love every last part of your cozy home, my favorite fixture of all was teeny-tiny penny hiding to the left of your wall of frames in the living room :) ack! too much.