after writing my last post i’ve been reflecting on how much of what’s in my house is from hunting adventures: garage sales, flea markets, or estate sales. actually, we have very little furniture that is not second hand, which i have learned to appreciate even more as a mom of three: i rarely worry about my furniture getting damaged because a) it may already look damaged, or b) it was so inexpensive to start with that stressing over being cautious is not worth it. so here’s another little peek into my home and my former life as a junker:
i think this little birdcage was from a garage sale, too.
we got this old window from a salvage store and added knobs from fleas and my parents’ stash.
this table used to hold a sewing machine inside it.
i can’t remember where we found this chair. i’ve always planned on having cushions made for it, but never wanted to fork out the money for it, or figure out how to do it myself. thankfully, euro pillows are the perfect size to take the place of real cushions.
we’ve had this dresser since we first got married, found at a garage sale, and its been in about every room of our house. it came white and i painted it a slightly creamy color, then added the turquoise trim a couple years ago.
found this at the rose bowl. it has hung in every house we’ve ever lived in together. it has been white until its most recent transformation with some matte black spray paint. i was getting kind of tired of it when it was white, feeling like it was too “shabby chic”. i contemplated a more modern fixture over the dining table, like a single drum shade, but figured i should try the black paint first, which i’m really happy with. i’m still thinking about that drum shade, but maybe now on a floor lamp.
side cabinets found at the rose bowl from a company that tears apart and clears out old homes. they had amazing architectural pieces. the dresser in the middle is from the santa monica flea and is currently home to art supplies and gift wrap.