Sunday, August 01, 2010

a tour of bay street

i am nine months into living here in chantilly, and honestly, i love it more here every day. my apartment has had its issues, that is for sure, but i love my little nook of a place. i only have three months left here, and i am really considering renewing my lease, if i can swing it financially on my own.

my nesting instincts come in ebbs and flows and sometimes i'll go months without really paying attention to finding new little treasures, and then it hits and all i want to do is repurpose everything i see, and move things from room to room.

do you want to take a little tour?


so here is my little place.



this is my entryway. including a few of my favorite things. i found the dresser on the curb and fit it in my civic like a jigsaw puzzle. the newspaper article is from the london newspaper the morning after d-day in 1944. and a picture of beulah as a puppy, obviously.



this is my chalkboard wall. i painted this the first weekend i lived here, and i love it. the little shelf is also from the curb. you can't see the lighting thingamajig, but it's a string of lights strung through an old wire tray.



i love a built-in bookshelf. that's all i need to say about that.



here is my currently mouse-free kitchen.



favorite corner of the kitchen.



the layout is a little awkward, but i think i am going to save up for an oversized ottoman to go in that big blank space in front of the bookshelf (which is to the right of this picture).



this little dresser/vanity thing is also a curb find. it's my favorite piece of furniture.


also love that big window.

and my bedroom is literally always a nightmare, but i do have one picture of my bed actually made that doesn't show the mounds of clothes surrounding it.


the headboard is an old screen door from sleepy poet here in charlotte. i'd looked for a headboard for almost a year, and finally found this for $20. then got the old lighting from a place on central avenue for $8.

so i think that's it. well, i do have a guest bedroom, but it's empty besides a bed and dresser, so maybe that will be my next project so you all can come visit soon:)

3 comments:

Nick said...

Great space. It is really awesome. I say renew. Um...I will say I have never seen Furniture on the side of the road in Charlotte like you speak of.

MAYBE people were keeping that stuff in their front yards to use...That would be more consistent with the South I know! Just kidding.

We really wanted to live off of Bay street too. What a great location. Close to EVERYTHING. South Charlotte, DONE. North Charlotte, Done. Everything...so close.

the tofts said...

i love your place and all your curbside treasures. most of our stuff has come from there too. it's kind of like they were meant to belong to us, right? love it.

Jessica said...

LauHog's pad=definition of cozy

well done, friend.

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