Wow, I can't believe it's been nearly 4 months since I posted anything. I wish I had a really good excuse for my absence... like, um, I got my hands severed in a combine accident and I've been learning to type with my toes? Wait! I know! I contracted a rare and very serious infection after rummaging through someone's dirty underwear at the thrift store? The truth is, I have no excuse other than burn out. That's right, I am here to admit that I suffer from B.A.D.D. - Bipolar About Decor Disorder. Most days I absolutely love decorating and constantly shit shuffling all of this stuff around but then days/weeks will pass where I can barely stand the sight of it all.
It's not like I've been sitting idle for the last several months. In fact, I've been working my ass off selling my wares in real life (selling in real life is pretty damn swell these days) and I've been working on a few things around here including a dining room overhaul. It's still not done (due to my B.A.D.D.) but I'm getting there. It's hard to finish things in a timely manner when you have to wait for the right items to appear on Craigslist or at the thrift store. Also, sometimes you have to settle on things that aren't exactly what you'd hoped for because they only cost $200 instead of $2000 (like these chairs, for example). But, in the end, things start taking on a life of their own and the next thing you know you've gone in a completely new direction.
I made these lights out of old rusty milk separators that I found back in the summer. They would normally sit the other way around on some big machine, a filter would sit inside and then chunky, pus filled milk would just flow on through. Mmmm, bon appetit!
I bought this 7 foot harvest table for $350 (a steal!). I love having a huge table now, despite the fact no one ever comes to visit us in the sticks (Toronto is secretly a jail). As much as I love being rid of all the midget century modern furniture in here, I'm in desperate need of a few modern bits to add to this room to keep it from becoming too rustic/country/steampunk/butthead. An oversized black and white painting, a Laurel floor lamp and a huge weird bowl for the table would be nice. Good fucking luck finding it all though.
And, wtf, I now have this sign hanging in the kitchen!? Things are changing around here and I'm not sure what the hell is going on. If The Beverly Hillbillies and Audrey Hepburn had sex, I'm thinking my house would be their mutant offspring.
Speaking of The Beverly Hillbillies...
I made some new lamps with my redneck neighbor! They are simple block lamps that look good with any style of bulb. They are about 5-6" tall and they are perfect as side table lamps, stick one on a book shelf or set one on the kitchen counter for some extra lighting. They will be up for sale in my Etsy shop tomorrow and they will be offered at a special introductory price of $48. They are available in high gloss black and natural, untreated pine. I hope to add a few more colors soon, including white and maybe some neon shades as well.
I just want to say that I will be making some much needed changes around here in the next month or so. I am considering, at the very least, a name change (since I don't sell much vintage online anymore) or possibly a complete overhaul (maybe even of my entire life). I'm trying to sort out whether I want to try and get all serious about this blog again or just let it RIP so I can move onto something new. No matter what, I need to switch things up because I'm completely bored of myself. I am going to keep the random weirdo stuff for Instagram and Twitter and try to start updating this place again with decor related posts only. And yes, 'decor related' also includes dumpy places and spaces that are just wrong in one way or another.
That's my favorite kind of decor!