Monday, October 18, 2010

house tour {part I}

I realized after this past week's Top 2 Tuesday post that it was high time for a house tour. I have been teasing you for too long now... with a post here and a post there. But you deserve more then that. You deserve the full house tour. So, without further adieu... welcome. Welcome to our humble abode. Our humble, rental abode, that is...

This is what you see right when you walk in our front door. A little peek into the entry/kitchen/living room. I guess you would call this our 'dining area.' We don't have a kitchen table anymore... so this is as good as it gets. I seriously love these stools. They are one of the first things I purchased over 6 years ago when Lance and I got married. They are from the Old Clarkesville Mill... they are some of the actual stools that the factory workers used. I love that they are used... They are real. They don't match, they are a little rickety, and they have graffiti writing on the legs. That my friends, is what I call character. People pay big bucks for furniture with character. I however, paid $10.


This is our kitchen. So, it's a little bit small. Okay, it's really small. Good thing I don't cook. It works for us though. We have all the essentials... well, except for a dishwasher (another incentive to not cook). And depending on how long we stick around in this little rental, I may consider asking for permission to paint the cabinets. What do you think? Wouldn't it look super cute in a distressed white or black, with some new knobs and pulls? Hmmmm... will have to think about that one.


Here is the living area... One couch. One chair. But... it's one super cute couch and chair. I'm kind of obsessed with this whole black & white theme I have going on. We had all of this in the front room of our last rental, and I just loved the way it all came together. You can read more about the pieces in this area on this post.


And here is the other side of the living room... I guess where our kitchen table would go, if we tried to make it fit. When Lance and I first moved in, we voted. Kitchen table or TV... you see which one made the cut. We are really good at eating on TV trays. High class, I know. I'm still working on some ideas for these bare walls... but I think I might have found a solution this weekend... will keep you posted.


The last little corner of our living area... aka, the library. This piece of furniture is by far my absolute favorite. This was actually a pie safe that belonged to Lance's great grandmother. It used to have glass cabinet doors, but they were already broken when we inherited this piece... so I took the doors off and painted the inside a fun turquoise color (I didn't touch the outside) and filled it with our favorite books. Love. The black & white photos are from a photography class I took my last semester of college... all are photos taken somewhere in Troy, AL and developed and processed myself. Those have been with us since the beginning as well.


And finally... a little sneak peek into our master bedroom... Part II of the house tour.

Thanks for stopping by... come again soon! No, really... come visit.

6 comments:

The Rigoloso's said...

we are coming! adorable, julia.

The Tales from the Fairy Dust said...

Love the stools! Those are such an awesome find!! I'm so excited for Part II. =)

Garretts said...

lovely! you are a great decorator, julia. love that you have little pieces of the places you've lived and the people you love in your home (the pie safe, photos from Troy, stools from Clarkesville). thanks for sharing!

Kari said...

Such a cute home! Can't wait for Part II.

Courtney said...

What a sweet home you have! I'm coming to see it soon...promise.

mleslie43 said...

What a tease you are... letting us take only a peek into your master bedroom... yeap, it's a cliffhanger, just like the good shows on TV! HA! Very clever... my dear.