- Posted May 1, 2013 by
Vancouver, British Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Design of the day
A 70's Facelift on a Budget
We worked really hard to create a harmonious balance that represented us both individually and as a couple. We wanted a space that was visually interesting and that you didn't take too seriously. In this picture you can see the antique chair that I found on Craigslist. I stripped off the old stain, repainted it a warm silver/gold and had a retired Uphlosterer recover it for us (this saved lots of dough). The modern fabric on the old frame sets the tone for the room. We love the fireplace now that it's been sprayed out, it gives the space a bit of the 70's feel but not enough that you want to pull out your old platforms.
I bought some old books at the thrift store, ripped off the fronts, back and spine, stacked them all together and tied them up with twine...this is a great way to fill up an empty corner. To bring a feel of the outdoors in I purchased some birch tree branches from a local nursery and just rested them against the wall. I love how they are imperfect and give the space an organic feel.
As for our coffee table, this was my domain. I covered it in my favorite design books and trinkets that I've collected along the way. I'm always changing around the coffee table decor to suit my mood.
Overall we're really happy with our home and how things worked out. We can't imagine living anywhere else and we're so excited to keep working on it one day at a time!