August 30, 2012

Home Sweet Home

After living here almost three months, my house is finally [pretty much] finished! We put the last few things on the walls a couple of weeks ago and it is looking more "lived in" rather than "stayed in." If you haven't seen my previous posts on the awesome shell I worked with, check them out here and here.

Allow me to give you a tour... even though I didn't clean up before taking these pictures. Whoever can spot my baseball lunchbox gets a prize. (I give really awkward high-fives)

The workbench! Those weird looking things on the walls? They're hot dog bun trays. I know, right? I found them at Circa 1857 in Baton Rouge, among the stacks of old doors. Another shop next door has hamburger bun trays on their ceiling. You can only imagine how cool it looks! We originally thought we would cover the whole wall with the trays, but then realized it would be too overwhelming. Shelves for my milkglass and other nonsensical things won! The shelves are made from old fence boards [above the stove as well].

The kitchen: 

Please excuse the blur. Old fence boards, stainless steel sheet backsplash, World Market globe:

The living room: most of my furniture is velvet... I'm not sure how that happened.

This light fixture plugged up the old wood burning stove. The red cages are 1940s and the metal one is 1930s. All from eBay.

This yellow table is my MawMaw's, but she says it was her mother's. I don't know if there's a difference, since they both had it at some point. Anyway, it was buried in the back of my aunt's storage room. Getting that thing out was insane. The table top was one thing, but the legs involved my mom crawling into the tiny attic space and my muscles being put to good use. I found the printed vinyl chairs at a random antique shop, the metal chairs from World Market, and the yellow chair from Goodwill.

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  1. This. is. amazing. Decorate my place next please...

  2. It looks GREAT, Sarah!

    Also, I miss that dear velvet couch. ;)

  3. this is UNREAL! I love it. Looks straight outta Anthropologie or something