Vintage Finds

Remember that time when I went to Rough Luxe market and didn’t tell you what I bought? Sorry about that…

So without delay, here’s what I came home with! I found these gorgeous vintage German wine crates. There were three, but I restrained myself and only came home with one. I can’t decide if it will go in the basement. For now it’s hanging out next to the wine bar, because appropriate.

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I also fell in LOVE with this vintage pear crate label. Still on a piece of packing crate.  I think it will look REALLY good with the white planked walls in the basement, but I propped it up on the floating shelves above the wine bar and am loving the contrast between the high-gloss white shelves and the vintage wood.

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Oh, and after our trip to Rough Luxe, we stopped by Stylish Patina and found these gorgeous metal animal plates.  I think these will look amazing in the kitchen once we paint the walls.

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Have you found anything fun when looking for vintage items recently?

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Office Progress: Closet Make-over Details

The teeny-tiny closet in our home office got a big make-over! We switched to a curtain instead of the hideous 1980s metal bifold doors. We also built in some shelves to storage our luggage, and a hanging bar for guest coats / closet overflow.

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The bi-fold doors in this room are the worst we have in this house. They even came with stickers! So we ripped them & the top track out. At least that part was easy!

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Let’s pause to appreciate the hideousness that was this closet. Go ahead – I’ll wait for you to pin this beauty…

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No, you are not imaging things. There is pink AND yellow in the closet. Oh and nice black marks from the closet doors too. Nobody ever painted the baseboards in there after the first coat of paint, so they’re a lovely shade of beige. When I tried to vacuum the carpet in there, I realized the whole thing was loose, so we yanked it out & plan to replace it with some inexpensive peel and stick tiles.

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After we painted the closet, we installed an extendable closet rod. We first installed one in our guest room rental back in our apartment, and this is the third one in this house. We love how easy it is to install & it holds a ton of stuff. We also installed a pine shelf (1×2 for supports (screwed into the studs) and 1×8 for the shelves). We installed this at a lower-than-normal height to ensure that we could put our luggage away in this closet. Don’t worry! We made sure that even knee-length dresses still fit.

We used exactly the same closet rod to hang the curtain at the top of the closet. It works really well with the tab-top curtain.

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Look how much it holds! All of our luggage, some extra guest jackets, plus extra blankets, bedding, air mattress, and some overflow clothes!The curtain is an old Ikea curtain. We may change this out for something else at some point, but for now it works well and cost $0.

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And one last look at the new closet:

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Shopaholic: Stylish Patina & Rough Luxe

Hi NoVa gals (and guys).Have you guys checked out Stylish Patina in Falls Church? I discovered her store back when I was searching for chalk paint and she has the cutest things!  Once a month she opens her warehouse to the public, aka Rough Luxe Warehouse, and this weekend I finally found the time to go!  I snapped some pictures as we walked around, so hopefully you enjoy this shop-a-long!

 

How cute is this sign?  Would look pretty cute next to our wine bar.Rough Luxe 1Can we talk about these awesome German vintage wine crates?  I spotted them on Instagram leading up to the market, and was ridiculously excited that they were still available when we arrived on Saturday.
Rough Luxe 2There were lots of vintage signs. They would look great in a big farmhouse kitchen, or against a raw wood blanked wall too!
Rough Luxe 5I’m not sure what these wooden boxes are for, but they made a statement coffee table in this faux living room.  I’ll also take that brown leather couch please!

Rough Luxe 4I fell in love with both those art prints (although at $100 each they were out of my price range) and that cute pillow too!

Rough Luxe 3I forgot to snap a photo of the whole warehouse space (bad blogger!). Guess I’ll have to go back next month and do some more shopping! Since the warehouse is just down the street from the shop, we stopped there too.

This sign was a favorite.  I think Penelope would agree with it too!Stylish Patina 3

This ring dish is too cute for couples (like us!) who take off their rings at night.  I think it was about $5!

 

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Oh and they had these gorgeous flowers at both the warehouse and the store. I couldn’t figure out what they were made of, or what I would do with one, but I was obsessed! Aren’t they gorgeous!Stylish Patina 1
I’ll stop by later in the week to show what made it into the car!  We found some cute goodies, and if I had the need, I probably could’ve come home with multiple carloads of stuff! What did you do this weekend?

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