i began nesting for my new apartment long before i moved in. i started preparing / collecting wall decor, rugs, curtains, lamps, and all kinds of things to make this little place feel like home. i figured it would help with all of the newness that is currently surrounding me.
i want to share some photos of my apartment. i think i would describe it as granny-meets-hippie-meets-fabric-store. if there are any items of interest, i will describe. enjoy my little tour!
living room (and gretta) :
curtains, lampshades, pillows, flowers in vase, and canvases made by me. rug from urban outfitters. couch from goodwill. lamps from favorite finds in carmel. coffee / end tables and shelves from target. quilt made by my grandma. table runner from my friends jessica & jessi's etsy shop, j. emporium. end table covers from world market.
i did a lampshade tutorial a while ago. this is my second finished product. i love the green base! green glass pressed flower art from nashville art/craft fair.
living room / dining area:
more fabric canvases / frames made by me. table from craigslist. table wall decor from goodwill / target / michael's. table rug from urban outfitters.
close-up of table wall decor:
more living room:
shelves, clock, and record box from target. shelf curtain and heart art made by me. wall shelf from nashville flea market. framed posters from my friend jessica (frames from goodwill & hobby lobby). fan from my parents. record player from the internetz.
secret craft corner:
i made this curtain to cover up my plastic drawers and bins full of craft supplies. the fabric is made from a thai kimono that my friend emily gave me. (her mom didn't want it!) my dad described this fan as my parents "first marriage fan." 29 years old and still going strong.
record area close-up:
jessica gave me these vintage post cards and original hatch show print poster as a gift when i moved from nashville. (band of horses on the player.)
behind-the door shelf:
(the things hanging from these hooks say a lot about me.) midwest is best bag from renegade handmade in chicago. helmet from nutcase in portland, oregon.
green table coverings/cloth napkins from goodwill. breadbox from my old school. vase from goodwill. flowers made by me.
the view into the kitchen and hallway:
these two little ottomans (ottomen?) from target fit perfectly as counter seating. letter holder / key hanger from goodwill. tiny wall hanging in the left-hand corner from anthropologie.
lantern from anthropologie. flower hot pad from hobby lobby. patchwork oven mitt & hot pad from egypt (!). soap basket and towels from target. (the tiny owl on the oven was my mema's.)
above the kitchen sink:
the lantern and oven mitt are hanging from the cabinet knobs. framed owl fabric art made by me.
dresser and picture frame from target. hanging shutter, table cover, and vases from goodwill. faux flowers from michael's.
shower curtain, towels, and rugs from target.
above the toilet:
there was a gross metal shelf above the toilet that i decided had to go asap, but it left a big ugly unpainted spot. i covered it with fabric and this floating shelf, then added the bucket and towel as decoration.
above the toilet close-up:
check out that crazy expandable mirror! soap dispenser from world market. cup from anthropologie. toothbrush holder from target.
curtains (window and closet) made by me. quilt made by my grandma. shelves and dresser from target. mirror from goodwill. wall hooks from world market and urban outfitters. rug from urban outfitters.
dresser area close-up:
floral box from world market. wood/bronze box from southeastern salvage in nashville.
my grandma made this beautiful quilt! pillow cases, lights, lamp, tables, and dandelion decals from target. art above the light switch made by me.
bed wall close-up:
if only i had a sweet headboard! (please disregard the one light that doesn't work. oops.)
desk from office depot. floating shelf from target. picture frames from goodwill. backpack from american apparel(!).
i'm proud to say that i dismantled my closet doors all by myself and rigged up these curtains. 21 yards of fabric, 12 shower curtain rings, and a 6 foot shower curtain rod = easy closet access. gretta is excited about it. (to the left is a little dandelion collage including one made by me (on the bottom).
and, of course, one more picture of gretta posing for the camera. she is such a diva!
my parents were skeptical that all of this furniture would fit into my 560 square foot apartment, but i managed to find a place for everything. the dresser in the hallway holds all of my fabric. the little dining table has drop leaves that open so i have a bigger area for crafts and sewing. i have a place for everything, and since i'm the only one who lives here, i got to call all the shots. it's been fun setting everything up and making it all homey.
i have some hair treasures news and other fun things that i'll post soon. i hope to carve out a little time in the near future to make some new pieces. i'm feeling inspired. oh! there is an arts & crafts festival in bloomington this weekend, so maybe i'll see even more inspiring things! can't wait!