Who wants to see my house?
(Because, really, it's not nerve-wracking at ALL to let the whole internet see your whole house and judge all your stuff and decorating skills and/or lack thereof. Nope. I am SO calm and at ease and please pass the eggnog.)
[slamming down glass]
Right. LET'S DO THIS.
Our tour begins here, in this
John and I cut them from MDF at the same time we made the tree topper one a year or more back, but they've been sitting in the garage ever since. I based them in copper, and then used three different spray paints - a hammered copper, metallic bronze, and gold to create this finish:
This one's a bit dark. The others have slightly more variation:
Doo-dads. (Technical term.)
The art and clock are new, too. The clock was a recent gift from my parents' collection, and I bought the print here on DeviantArt (and for cheap! I love DeviantArt.)
K, now the other side of the room:
Here's the view from the front door:
Ok. So. Straight ahead is our back room, with the kitchen to the left and the dining room to the right:
You've seen my dining room before, but here it is again, decked out for Christmas:
Alas, still no steampunk light fixture - although John's been drawing up blueprints for one just this week!
This was the hardest - and last - vignette I put together. I scrounged through the house looking for anything fuchsia. (The star is sitting on a cup I hold my makeup brushes in, turned upside down.)
Here's the top of that cabinet:
I like all the sparkly clear glass and silver.
(The plexiglass NOEL is edged in silver glitter, so you can only see it clearly from an angle.)
I've had several requests this past year to post more pictures of my kitchen, so I did my best! Here's the side you've seen before:
And now the other side:
We painted the wall finish ourselves, too. It's modeled after some ridiculously expensive tile of the same shape and colors.
And finally, our back room, complete with my treadmill desk eyesore:
When John and I bought this house (which is also our first house) it was high-gloss Pepto pink inside and out, with dark wood paneling and shiny pink ceramic tile throughout. Some day I should post before and after pics for you guys, because they're really fun to look back through, just to see how far we've come.
BUT, that's definitely enough rambling and pictures for now - and this is my last Christmas show-and-tell post, promise! I hope you had fun, because now I'm off to grab all the junk I had to hide in other rooms and strew it around the place again. (Just keeping it real, yo.)
One last night shot of my front room, since it's prettier with the curtains open:
Happy weekend, everyone!