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Welcome to Mariah! We bought our house last year and have been renovating it on a tight budget. Thus my interior design aesthetic tends to be a combination of flea market, thrift store, ebay, and craigslist chic with a dash of IKEA and Target and DIY. Its still a work in progress and a little sparse in spots where we plan to hang more art and give it a bit more flair. My boyfriend uses the guest room across the hall for dressing and doing work-so that space is a bit more masculine...
Some of my favorite finds: The lamps were a craigslist find-$25 for both! The shades they came with were dated so I replaced the shades with $20 Target linen drum shades.
The dresser-a really well made flea market piece which would have been a bit country for my taste-with its white distressed finish- had me sold when I noticed that all the pulls are made from copper piping.
The fruitwood nightstands and the bamboo look mirror were found at a local thrift stores. I’m debating laquering the nightstands at some point-any recommendations? The starburst mirror was a $20 ebay find-though I think it is going to relocate elsewhere in the house once I enlarge a couple photos I took recently.
The most expensive piece in the room is the tiny upper persimmon oil painting which I bought in France last year. It looked sad and lonely by itself on that wall-so I found another persimmon painting on ebay to keep it company. I made the headboard and bedskirt-and painted the birds above the bed- even that is still a work in progress! It’s not huge, and it’s not fancy- but it’s my favorite place relax and read AT at the end of the day!!! -Mariah