For an apartment my boyfriend Ryan and I have everything that was on our initial checklist & beyond (minus a dishwasher, which every apartment I have ever rented always seems lack.. hmmph.) High ceilings, a back deck, prime location, big bedroom, exposed brick, wood floors, our own washer and dryer, allows a cat.. the list goes on. We have lived here for a little over a year and still find ourselves painting & decorating. It is partially due to our laid back attitude, we basically create when we feel inspired. We each also have a very unique style and pieces tend to speak to us differently. Recently Ryan made a list of projects left to accomplish, bulk of it was on his end (dealing with Home Depot-y stuff) the other half was pure decorating and making the place our own.I’m good at small little projects that take no longer then an afternoon. So for this edition of Apartment Life I am show casing our kitchen table & my little over haul on it I did the other day. [Back story on the table: I’ve always wanted a huge kitchen table, ever since I was little I’ve had an obsession with large family dinners & everyone sitting around one table (so much so in middle school I’d personally call all of my family and make everyone come over on a sunday for a pasta dinner at my parents.) I saved our beautiful wooden kitchen table on dreary day a year and a half ago outside of a local thrift store sitting sadly next to a dumpster with a sign that said “free”. Immediately fell in love, called Ry, sent him pictures, got the okay, called my dad to borrow his truck, called Ry to go get the truck and meet me at the shop, proceeded to downpour on the wood table while I waited (dreadfully turning all white spotty and gummy) I freaked out. After we got the table loaded it up and let it dry in the our garage, I was devastated that it wouldn’t turn back to normal but after a 24 hour stint in the garage it magically came back to life. YAY] We are both seriously into cool, hard to find nick nacks that we display around our house. That and candles we are heavily into. I like looking at stuff around my place that spark a memory and bring a little grin to my face.
Here are some dreamy night time pics of our dining area. I love this time of night, quiet, candles flickering, the smell of warm vanilla in the air, crickets chirping, and the record player spinning some good tunes… life can’t get any better. Details: Antique soda bottles (free), lamp (free), mason jar beeswax candle (handmade by me), hippie couple salt & pepper shakers resembling Ryan and I (amazon.com gift from Ry), Stay Gold skate book, chairs (free, Ryan’s parents basement.)