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« on: May 13, 2008 06:45:09 PM »

I'm really pleased with my apartment. The space itself has such a unique look that it doesn't need a whole lot of wacky decorations. It was also pretty darn cheap to decorate. Here's a breakdown:

Lettering on the wall: Quote is from a Charles Wright poem. It's done in contact paper so about $7.

Couch: Thrifted for $50 + about $20 for the materials to create the dark brown facade columns (to cover up some cat damage)

Coffee table: Thrifted a long time ago. I'm tempted to paint it, but also afraid.

Black wicker chair: New from Pier 1 ($69)

End tables: Made up of two old melon crates that my parents have had forever. $3 for paint. I got the idea of using the National Geographics as part of the decoration from a blog and they work perfectly as a weight to stabilize the end tables. Even better: I got them for free (tip: get to know your used book sellers)

Yellow tv stand/vintage radio and turntable: Thrifted for $35. Yes. $35. That is pure luck. The speaker in it is dead and I can't for the life of me understand how the radio works, but the turn table still turns and it came with an Al Jolson record. And there's a storage cube that's perfect for DVDs and CDs. Long range plan: take out the old dead speaker, put a new one in, hook my iPod up.

Bookshelves: Free. The taller one next to the TV came from the same used book seller who helped me out with the NatGeos.

Counter Stools: $30 each from Target. This was the biggest pain in my butt. I had no idea how much stools cost... I figured like $15 each. Wrong.

On le wall: Shadow box was $7 on sale at Michaels. I kept all of my prom corsages and put them in there (it's hard to see in this picture). Dried flowers give an old fashioned vintage feel that I love. The mirrors and prints were all either thrifted or discovered in my parents house.

I hope you enjoy this space as much as I do!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 06:50:52 PM »

i love how the big words opn the wall stand out.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008 07:07:15 PM »

Fantastic! What a great space, geez I wish my kitchen was as big as yours, lol. Great find on the tv stand too.

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008 07:09:16 PM »

I really love it!  It has an awesome vintage feel to it.  I wish my apt had an awesome set up like this!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008 07:17:44 PM »

AMAZING SPACE!!! Wow on all accounts. You did a wonderful job, and I'm jealous!!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008 10:01:16 PM »

Wow, lovely space. I'm jealous of it really. Although, I could never pull it off... I'm such a messy person!
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008 11:46:27 PM »

that is a neat tv stand
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008 05:56:55 AM »

I love, love, love the wall with the quote! It's an awesome accent and really breaks up the space. The tv stand has me drooling as well. I have an affinity for yellow furniture. I am so jealous of your apartment, and you did a great job with it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008 08:11:37 AM »

I am incredibly jealous right now.  I love, love, love brick walls and what ever that is around the bottom of the walls (cobblestone, maybe)!!!!  I think it has a very lodgey old english sort of feel and I LOVE it! 

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008 12:10:36 PM »

You do have a great "great" space.  I too love that console!!!  Wonderful what you've done to a fantastic space!!
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