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So this will be a quick post. I just wanted to show you all this new vintage china set that we scored at the Goodwill. Its is a 60 piece White and Gold china set made in Poland. And we paid a whopping $25.00 for the whole set. If we work out some math skills…that is an average of 41 cents per an item! The set includes, teapots, teacups, six different sizes of plates and bowls, and cute little salt and pepper shakers.
Anyway enough with the talking checkout the pictures…
What do you all think? Have you found some vintage goodies at insane prices? Please share in the comments.
So as promised (a day later, blame Kah)…we are posting more pictures of our lovely vintage chairs from this weekend’s shopping experience. First up is this beautiful tufted chair. The color is absolutely hideous and the fabric has clearly seen better days, but look at that deep tufting.
We found this on Craigslist for $50! Don’t you just love when you get great deals on vintage pieces? When I scrolled the pages and came across this, I just had to have it. I had no idea where we were going to use this chair, but we would have certainly regretted leaving this behind. Read more
Hi Lovelies! Thanks for visiting as always. It is appreciated.
Anyway we have a problem. Our names are Kah and Milla and we are still addicted to chairs. Specifically, buying and restoring chairs. I had to convince my honey that you can never have enough seating. And if the chair is cheap, vintage, and in excellent shape, he has to let me buy it. But he also has hopes that we will reupholster and resell. I haven’t exactly agreed to that yet…should I feel bad? No? Great.
So over the weekend, Kah and I stalked Craigslist and visited a new thrift store. Between Saturday and Sunday, we acquired five chairs. Yes FIVE chairs! Before you say we are crazy. We have plans to furnish our large family room and foyer with plenty of seating.
Take a look below…
These two chairs were purchased from a thrift store in Laurel, Maryland, called Laurel Thrift Store. Aren’t they lovely?! We decided to check out this store for the first time since we were already in the area at a local flea market. We didn’t find anything of decorative value at the Flea Market, but man did we hit the jackpot at the thrift store!
Hello lovely visitors! Sorry for the delay. I meant to update two Fridays ago, but our birthday was the 21st. We are now 27 years old but look younger then most teenagers and often hear, “Ya’ll twins are so cute!” on a daily basis. Then we suddenly started having internet connection issues. Comcast you are worthless. And even our mobile internet wouldn’t connect! Curse you Sprint.
So…we have a recent purchase to showcase. A wonderful Craigslist find of course. It is a button-tufted wingback settee/loveseat. We purchased this item for $75. It’s very Vintage. Very worn. In need of a makeover.
Disclaimer: Please excuse the baseboard molding-less walls, we have to yet to reinstall that. Oh and any other miscellaneous items pictured as well.
It’s me again. Milla’s in the building for the third time in a week! That alone earns a Tina Fey Self High Five gif.
We deserve it Tina!
found via Tumblr
So remember a couple days ago, I revealed a photo of our self-leveling floor process in the kitchen…see below.
Self-leveling concrete in Kitchen
And remember some examples of wood tile installations?
Wood Tile before and after found via Pinterest
credit: still searching for original owner
Well we have since finished the installation process. It took a couple days and a few hiccups, but as of now we are just waiting for the grout to dry. Yay!
Speaking of hiccups…we used these tile leveling spacers and wedges that my fiance, let’s call him Ty (his real name) for descriptive purposes, found at Home Depot.
Home Depot Tile Leveling
Milla again. I’ve been inspired lately, whoo. But I’ll let you all in on a little secret. Kah has refused to post something until she feels that I have caught up to her post total. Sad face.
I admitted to not posting as much, yet I participated in all the DIY. Go me! Either way we both suck. We deserted this site for over a year.
Anyway, I saw a post online for tufted a couch. And it’s free. Now I love anything free and tufted and I’m hoping to receive an email that the couch is still available. So I showed the couch to my electronics-loving, overly masculine husband to be and needless to say he was not overly impressed.
He was immediately like, “Where is that supposed to go?” The living room of course. He frowned. I had to keep screaming but it’s FREE before he said I could inquire about it. Yay!
Then I immediately began researching ways we could make a tufted couch look not so feminine, especially vintage couches.
I know when we think manly, we immediately think leather. Lots of leather.
However, Breeze will not allow us to own a leather couch and besides those are too dark for me. Where are the colors?
Hello Lovelies! Milla here. I hope everyone’s weekend is going well. Mine was rather relaxing. However, I did exercise a little. I have to get into wedding shape. So daily I’ve been running up and down the steps. You all must know how hard this is to do when you have this blocking you…
Breeze is a workout blocker
Breeze doesn’t value exercising at all. Oh and don’t mind the unfinished stairs. We will be getting to that eventually.
Anyway to the point of this post…My ongoing fantasy is to open up the porch area. We lack the funds to do so, but a girl can dream right?
We currently have an enclosed porch area. The previous owners slept in the front room and didn’t feel safe being so close to the street, which is understandable. However, in my mind they’ve covered up beautiful columns and railings that are original to our historic home. And I just have to see what I am missing!
Now I’m fully aware that when we finally rip apart the walls I could be totally wrong and what I discover might look a bit like this…
Not a fan of wrought iron post
credit: How to make over a front porch via HGTV
Oh Lovelies, has it already been 3 weeks since my last post??? What is happening? I can’t grasp it. I’m on the computer pretty often. And we’re working on so many projects that I can’t feel my legs by the time we are finished. I have all of these post ideas and not enough time, we just can’t keep up. Maybe because we are always saying screw it to taking progress pictures which negates the need for a post. Sigh…dilemmas.
Why is this Happening?
But I can’t complain too much. I’ve seen some horror home renovation stories around the blogosphere and we have yet to experience that. Since June we opened nearly every wall on the main floor (curse you plaster walls) and encountered nothing but a sound structure. There weren’t any sinking beams or mold. No rotted floor joists. Most of our problems consisted of an awkwardly shaped kitchen, outdated family room, lack of closets (as expected in an old house), and an unleveled floor in some areas.
Speaking of an unleveled floor, the kitchen was greatly affected. Our plan is to install flooring over the existing dated tile. So we began, well my honey did all the work here. He applied self-leveling concrete over the tile and it worked perfectly! No more earthquake feeling beneath your feet whenever you walk.
Self-leveling concrete in Kitchen
Now that the concrete has fully dried, we hope to extend the look of wood flooring that exists in the rest of the house into the kitchen. So we purchased wood tile from The Tile Shop here in Maryland.
If you are unfamiliar with wood tile…get ready for picture galore via Pinterest.
Oh where, Oh where have those lovely twins gone? Oh where, oh where could they be? *sings* Hello Lovelies!! We have so much to apologize for…starting with the song at the beginning of this post. My apologies I need a pick me up, rough day. Anyway, I’m so disgusted and Kah is too ashamed to show her face here so I volunteered to add the first post after a year and a half of abandonment. Lucky me. So here it comes. You will get a “heartfelt” explanation, sprinkled with some damn good excuses, and finished off with pictorial deliciousness wrapped in a extra long post. Sound good? Great. September 2012 to Early 2013: We were decorating for family. That’s always fun. Then painting for family. That sucked. Our arms and fingers hurt too much to type up a post for you all, which is why we didn’t (Excuse #1) Next…thrifting and Craigslisting for family. Yay more vintage chairs to own while inching closer to hoarder status. What can I say we are chair obsessed. Mid 2013 to Summer 2013: We had outgrown our apartment to the point that we had to use my parents basement as a free garage. So the search for a house began. Found a house we liked but was outbid. Bummer. Found another one. It was a flipper and it flipping failed the inspection. We withdrew our offer before they could run away with our deposit that was twice the amount than usual around Baltimore. I guess that should have been a sign. Read more