#5 - Rebekah's Student Salvage

#5 - Rebekah's Student Salvage

Heather Blaha
Apr 16, 2007

(Note: this time around submissions can only be voted on for 3 days, so vote soon! Thursday and Friday entries get an extra day because of the weekend.)

Name: Rebekah
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Size & Type: 590 square feet, one bedroom apartment with office

Favorite resource: Antique and junk shops, salvage yards, Goodwill.

Pitch: As a fine-arts graduate student on a shoestring budget, I've been determined not to fall into the trap of buying cheap throw-away furniture that looks bad as soon as it is out of the box.

Pitch continued:
Instead, I've collected solid old furniture from junk shops and salvage yards and have put to good use antiques inherited from my family to make a cozy, warm environment perfect for plopping down to reading, sewing, or chatting with friends. I've worked around the brownish-purplish walls, which I'm not allowed to repaint, by going with a red/orange color theme that highlights the paint's better qualities.

Your favorite element:
A set of glass-doored barrister bookshelves inherited from my grandfather. Each of the eleven shelves is a separate component, so the bookshelves can be reconfigured all different ways. Right now they're set up as three different units in different parts of the apartment.

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