Monday, March 14, 2011

Duplex love

I thought that I could take this opportunity and post about the old duplex I used to live in. I loved its vintage look and its history! The papers told me once that someone had been murdered there. Creepy huh? This is a montage of random magazine clippings taken from Nylon. I loved how they somehow worked together to make something interesting.

This was my kitchen. One of my favorite rooms. I wanted to paint the walls something fun, so it ended up being teal. I can't stand white walls!! The hanging lamp is from Ikea, and the table and chairs were from Goodwill. It had a cool sloping ceiling as well, not like your typical "box" rooms that you see today.
I usually put things together on the wall that don't go together, but some how do. The "F" is from from the few sales items from Anthropologie. I used to joke with guests that it stood for "flatulence." The mirror is from Goodwill, and I guess I threw a pot holder up there too. I think that I liked the mushrooms on it. The bamboo is from Ikea.
This is my old roommate, Sarah. :) She had to put up with all my decorating habits. The owl on the stove is a piggy bank from Urban Outfitters.

The living room. I love the high ceilings and tall windows! I put tapestries on the wall to cover up the plain paint. The frame is from Ikea. The tapestry is from Goodwill.
This is my cat, Arwen. :) The owl lamp is from Urban Outfitters. Probably one of my favorite pieces. I love owls!
I love my tv. Its a small dinky Dynex, but its lightweight and durable. I enjoy gaming on my xbox lots, so a flatscreen tv is essential. I only wish I had speakers to go with it, but for now my Turtle Beach X31 headset
will do. The tapestry behind it is from Urban Outfitters. So is the white clock.
My room. I painted it red because it seemed to go with most of my stuff. I love floral designs. The table next to the bed and the mirror above it are from Urban Outfitters.
This is the laundry room. I got this lamp from an antique store in Buffalo. For the longest time, I couldn't figure out what to do with it. I figured it would go good in here. Its a plain old lamp skeleton with keys strung between. For added flair the keys are all painted different colors. Fun!
This stained window always made me ponder the history of it. Who put it in? Why?
My cat again. I loved how the spiral staircase was painted blue.
I ended up painting my bathroom yellow. Only later did I realize that some may think of it as "urine yellow." I liked it anyway. :) The lamp was a steal from Goodwill and the bird was a gift.
This was the pantry. In the summer the vines would creep up over the house and over the window. I miss that. Crappy view anyway. The dinosaur piggybank is from Goodwill. Sooo awesome.

So that about wraps up my pictures. I would love to live in another old house someday. Maybe one with towers and tiers. This pic is a mansion in St. Cloud that I would love to tour! Wish I lived there! :)

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