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Topic: A Thrifty Retro/Vintage Dining Room & Hallway Makeover  (Read 9147 times)
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« on: July 22, 2008 10:05:50 AM »

Well I have been a busy woman and this is one..actually two of 4 makeovers I am finishing up.  These makeovers were fueled buy 2 things...my fear that if I don't keep a leash on my collection I will end up broke and with mounds and mounds of collectables surrounding me and the fact that I hate having junk rooms.  I figure if I am paying for every square inch of this house I should love every square inch of it...as such I decided to do a few makovers freestyle.  I tried to spend very little money and to use things I found in my own basement and garage...this included alot of items I purchased for other rooms or things I just couldn't pass up and swore I would do something with someday.  70% of the cash I spend went to the furniture and primer/spray paint.

This is the room as I found it back in 05

This is my colorful after..

Here's my mad kitty litter box hiding skills in action...I still have to take it out of the TV and place it and her on the second floor nothing like being the middle of a date when you cat decided its time to do her business

My 5 dollar sample rug, love it ( still have to figure out a batter way to hid the sample sticker right now there is a bookself game placed over it)

A huge cheap wall pocket I had to stap to the roof of my car to get home, but it was so worth it!

I saw this self in the window of my favortie thrift store and dreamed about it until I found a way to get it home...

This little display case was a spluge at 40 dollars, I found it at thrift store also know as mid century modern heaven...its jam packed with danish modern goodies...so worth teh drive.

I adore this light, I had 2 smallers ones but I managed to break them

I really like the idea of standing in one room and catching glimpes of bright colors from other rooms so this is my hallway..you can reach it from the dining room.

I have been collecting these frames for ages with no idea what to do with them, I am not someone who has alot photos of family hanging in my house and I wanted to find a way to display some.  I really liked the idea of grouping photos along with with lots of little mirror (to bring light and life to this little dark stairway

Thanks for checking out my place, I hope to post a few more makovers.

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008 10:17:29 AM »

I love the stairway.
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008 10:44:15 AM »

Wonderful! You did a great job. I dream of your hutch/shelving unit at night...  It is the most beautiful piece of furniture I've seen!  Mind if I ask how much it set you back?

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008 11:01:06 AM »

I am in LOVE with your house!  Totally retro and awsome.  I wish I had your decorating skills


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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008 11:20:14 AM »

Oh wow! I love the stairwell and the green television!

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 11:36:18 AM »

i love what you did with the hallway and the frames.  they all look so good together.  it's even cooler that they look so good even when collected over time. great job

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008 11:54:29 AM »

I love the stairwell! How in the world did you find so many frames like that? The wall color is great too!  Grin

« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2008 03:28:27 PM »

Wonderful! You did a great job. I dream of your hutch/shelving unit at night...  It is the most beautiful piece of furniture I've seen!  Mind if I ask how much it set you back?

I dreamed about it as well, glad you like it...I picked it up for 50.50

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008 05:07:58 PM »

Nicely done-you have an eye for color.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008 06:33:57 PM »

may I ask where you got the fabric for your curtains?  They are outstanding!!
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