Monday, January 31, 2011

Come and knock on my door....

Our home has been quite a work in progress. We went from 0-60 in quite a short time. My husband bought the house before we were married, and spent the first year and a half tearing things down, and ripping things up. After our wedding, we "vowed" not to do a single thing to the house. When I say it was a blank canvas, well, that is a understatement. It was nice not to get swallowed up in house projects for a year, and it was fun compiling tons and tons of tear sheets, and bookmarked websites/blogs of what we liked. By the end of that year I was chomping at the bit to get started, and of COURSE we got pregnant, but that didn't stop us. We have done so much in the past 2 years, and have a few major projects that we would like to tackle in the next year or so (refinish floors, demolish 2 bathrooms, paint the exterior--you know, easy peasy). What I love the most about our house, is that we truly have made it our home. It is a good representation of who we are, and pretty much everything we have acquired tells a story.

The light was $10 from Urban Outfitters. The photos were made my my sweet husband.


This is our entry way...the table was bought at a thrift store for 20 bucks. I had it in my loft when I first moved here-it's actually a vanity for a little girl. The frame, owl, and candelabra are all vintage. Candle is Voluspa. The dish that the candle is on is from the rose bowl flea market in Pasadena. Iron squirrel from Anthropologie.

The floor in our enrty way is something that I will never change. I love it. I also love our black doors that my dear husband painted.

Mirrors were a wedding present from my husband's uncle. Crate and Barrel.

Our living room/dining room. This room is very challenging as it is one long room. We tried to divide it up as best as we could without making it feel "choppy". This is the living area. Everything pictured is vintage/antique.

I found these birds in a local thrift store, and I immediately peed my pants.


Gigantic mirror from Z Gallerie... The white frame hidden behind the chair should not be there. Another project my husband is working on.....



My husband and I found a piece of furniture on Craigslist for the nursery. When we went to pick it up, the owners of the home told us they were moving out of state. I asked if they were selling else because their decor was ah-mazing. He said he had an antique 6 ft tall birdcage for sale. In that moment I wasn't interested, but as soon as I got home, I couldn't stop obsessing about it. We went back to get it the next day. Paid $35 for it....it was in pretty rough shape, but we had a painter power wash it, and paint it gold. I am going to put a huge plant in it.


This antique buffet also came from Craigslist (I have a problem). $60 bucks...painted it glossy black, and got some new knobs. We painted the inside neon yellow. It's pretty rad.



Vintgae glassware, and a lamp from an estate sale.


More to come.......



6 comments:

MerciBlahBlah said...

"I found these birds at a local thrift store and immediately peed my pants."

There is a reason I love you.

Sigh. I also love your home. Would you come and knock on my door and fix it up too? For reals. Or just have your husband train my chillruns not to touch/jump on/break everything they come in contact with, and I can do the rest myself...

Mwah!
Shan

Natalie said...

umm, your house is beyond gorgeous. I am so jealous of all your Craiglist finds, especially that black Buffet, loves it! You have fabulous taste and a great eye for good baragins. Now I just need you to come down to Charleston and help me shop for my house! I will pay you in gallons of wine for your time.

Erin {HuddyP} said...

Your house is pretty much incredible. I am typing as fast as I can so that I can go to craigslist and see what treasures I can find and make my husband transform with a lil glossy paint. I only have a few more weeks of using the old "I shouldn't smells paint fumes so you do it" excuse.

GiGi said...

oh, shanster. we have been lucky with addison, but frankie might be a different story. i might have to invest in some gorilla glue when she starts walking.

natalie, wine is a fair method of payment. especially if we drink first, and shop second.

erin, i think you need to put him to work! this is the end of your nesting phase you know.

Paula said...

Um, I love your house! I can't believe the deals you have found on craigslist! I, too, would pay for your services with gallons of wine!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Ummmm, it's about frickin' time we got a bit of a house tour! Looks great. I have a thing for buffets and yours is fabulous. Keep it coming sista.