Thursday, October 10, 2013

For the love of vintage-ORC linking participant

Thanks again to Linda for hosting such a fun linking party. Wait where's the champagne?
Moving on...
When the idea of redoing this room was in its infancy (when the college acceptance letter came), I knew I would be incorporating quite a few vintage pieces. Totally budget friendly and perfect to pull together the eclectic looks I am going for.
Here are a few that I already had and others that I bought specifically for the space.
The bamboo chair above is one of my favorite of the bunch.


I scored a cute vintage lamp on Etsy that I still must find a shade for. I have thrifted a few music related books because my son, Mr. DMM is a music business major (and also Mike's Hard lemonade drinker). I cleaned the closet, son. I know you are reading this.


I am a long way from styling the accesories but a few are perched atop this mid-century dresser that belonged to my husband. I will sheepishly admit that I hated it for a long time, not seeing its groovy lines as a good thing but I am thrilled that I kept it and to have it in this room.


I bought this vintage alarm clock for the room as a consolation purchase after seeing antique, handcarved Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee bookends that were waaaaaay out of my budget. Mr, DMM's real name is Jackson Lee, so therein lies the appeal.

Sporting it's new cushion

This vintage stool (cool) came with its original cushion (not cool) and I replaced it but not before a few maddening searches.

Gross old cushion and my toe
Finding the correct size proved challenging.

Grrrr
I found the right cushion at Target and I will provide sources for all of the new items that I have in the room in my final post.


I am also including some vintage art on my gallery wall, most of it was either made by or bought by my grandparents but you will have to wait for the art post in this series to see what I include.Here is what I have accomplished.
To do List:

1. Throw away box of Mike's Hard Lemonade empties in the closet and scrub everything including carpet.
2.Paint walls
3. Source vintage furniture and accessories
4. Move Queen bed in
5. Install new light fixture
6. Trick out the bed with cool pillows
7. Hang curtains
8. Hang art including 2 custom paintings
9. Final zhush


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will continue to follow along as I put together a guest room/ college son's room in my house. If you missed week one the link is below.
WEEK ONE

32 comments:

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

LOVE LOVE That bamboo chair! Can't wait to see more!!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Love the vintage pieces! That dresser is amazing!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Fab finds girl! i'm loving all the vintage!

Kristen Alcorta said...

Chair and dresser are great! Fun lamp & clock! Can't wait to see everything together!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Love the bamboo!

Kim said...

So there was a Mike's party going on that you weren't invited to? Ugh!! Love that bamboo chair and can't wait to see what art YOU choose!! xo

Vel Criste said...

In love with that chair and that mid-century dresser!!!! heirloom pieces for sure! Love the eclectic mix I'm seeing here Kerry!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

love the bamboo chair!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm loving everything you're doing in this room. That paint color is fantastic! The bamboo chair in front of the blue is soooooo gorgeous.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

such great finds!

My Notting Hill said...

Love the great finds you're bringing into the room. My son is away - and his closet is crazy!

Kimber McGallagher said...

That made me LOL about his Mike's. the room will be awesome! Cannot wait to see the reveal!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

You have so many fabulous pieces to work with - it's going to be an amazing room!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

If I had that incredible chair, all I would do is take pictures of it all the live long day.

Karena Albert said...

Looking good Kerri!! Of course I adore the bamboo chair and you will probably tell me you found it on Craig s list!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Can't wait for your art post. If you all get tired of that Chinoiserie bamboo chair, call me asap! I'll take it :)

Alyson said...

You have some awesome pieces! Love the chair and the pillow.

StagerLinda said...

What a great collection of items and furniture you have for this room! I can't wait to see how you pull it all together. Had to smile of your search for the right size pillow for the stool. It's those little frustrations that can drive one to drink--maybe your son will share a Mike's Hard Lemonade?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

At least it was Mike's hard lemonade (which isn't really very hard) and not whiskey! And you can congratulate him on being thrifty -he was probably saving the bottles to collect the 5 cents on his next trip to Maine (haha).

Lenny Lianne said...

The oblong, blue and black, oil painting
is of the Sacre Coeur church in Paris,
seen from the artsy Place de Tertre
and was bought by your uncle when
it was still wet on the day before
we flew home (sometime in the '60s).

Stacey said...

That bamboo chair is gorge! I'm a fan if mid century, so I'm totally drooling over that dresser. I have one in my 4 year old's room and want to steal it from him. The wall colour is so delicious. Your gallery wall will totally pop!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Don't call Loi, I want that chair. Thanks for the shout-out, drop by any time for a cocktail. I like Mike's too. Your wall color is fantastic with your new dresser. I love vintage art, and this will look great.

Pura Vida said...

so excited to see this!

An Urban Cottage said...

Just ignore Loi and Linda. The chair is mine. Love it against the blue too!

Jessica said...

Great pieces! I love that footstool.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

In love with the chair/fur pillow combo! ANd it took me a while to warm up to some of the MCM pieces too but I've developed a deep love for them. Looking forward to seeing more of this Kerry!!

Layne @ The Room Journal said...

That dresser and lamp are incredible!

Jessie said...

Love that bamboo chair and the dresser! Swooning over that fabulous paint color, too! Looking forward to see more!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com



Miss Charming said...

I love all your design choices! Especially your mix of vintage pieces.

Raina Cox said...

That bamboo chair is the tits!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the idea of the gallery wall using your vintage art...great ideas!

Cathy Wall said...

WOW! Some fantastic finds and I am dying of laughter over what you found in your son's closet because I too found a goodie in my departing freshman's closet, something harder than the Mike's Hard! Oy Vey!