With a little elbow grease and creative decorating it has turned into a pretty cute casita. When I think about what my own first apartment looked like, (couch pulled from the dumpster, tiny black and white tv set on a overturned milk crate, and movie posters as artwork) this truly is a great first place.
It has a nice front porch. The 2 chairs were a dumpster dive find that I repainted and the floral lantern is one of the wicker cloches I talked about here.
Inside are more dumpster chairs, a $5.00 end table and curtains that I made. A cozy fireplace now contains candles that rest on a painted bamboo tray.
The couch is a sleeper sofa that had been in my office. I found the coffee table in the "As Is" section of IKEA for $7.00.
The Fashionista is a great reader. The bookcases and long work table once graced her bedroom but with the addition of some artwork down the road, it will make a nice focal point for the living room.
Most of the accessories came from Goodwill. The orange lamp was a $9.99 Wal Mart find.
Although the dining area is currently empty, never fear, the Fashionista does have a place to sit and enjoy a meal of macaroni and cheese. :) The wall color is "Biscuit" by Sherwin Williams. How appropriate.
Can you say early 80's kitchen? So what does one do to jazz up vicious vintage when there is no budget? Wall clings on dated cabinetry work wonders. Even the toaster got a few sweet tweets. The dish towels were featured here.
The owls are ready for their close up.
The bird theme was continued on a main wall. I will show you how they were created on Wednesday.
Heading down the hallway we see a happy creation by Sweet Boy.
To the right is the bathroom. It was done in an Alice in Wonderland theme.
I rescued some old frames and placed Alice images by John Tenniel within.
I wish I could talk to the person that placed this on the big wall of the bathroom.
So I took a canvas and created this to cover up that mistake.