Over the years, I have received quite a few emails asking where I found furniture, art, or decorative items things in our home, so I put together these source lists in the hopes that it might help.
Of course, after completing it, I realize that it’s probably no help at all because so much of it is secondhand or so old that it’s discontinued! Ha! Oh well, here it is!
Bunting Banners: Oliver Blu on Etsy
Shoe rack: Secondhand
Jute Rug: Rugs USA
Couch: Secondhand, Karlstad sofa with chaise, legs from PrettyPegs
Coffee table: Secondhand, painted gold
Armchairs: Secondhand, from my mama
Throw Pillows: Ancient, from IKEA
Starburst wall art over fireplace: Rummaged from under my little sister’s porch, then spraypainted gold
Globe: French, from Value Village a few years ago
Window Frames: Found in a thrift store in Vancouver a few years ago
Art: This print, framed over the fireplace, a painted version of the cover of my book on the fireplace, prints in the window frames from the FeedYourSoul free art project
Brass Standing Lamp: Um…found it in the storage room of this house when I moved in? Ha! Finder’s keepers is still a thing, right?
Books: A lifetime of succumbing to temptation in Chapters stores, musty secondhand booksellers, airports, and probably a few contraband library books, too.
Stuffed Elephant: Olive’s, from my sister Mawney. It was given to her by one of her students when she was in Thailand.
Play kitchen: Made from an old nightstand, tutorial here
Desk: Vintage, a gift from my family
Frames in gallery wall: Value Village
Bookcase: Ancient Ikea BILLY bookcase- of course! I replaced the dark brown backing with white, for a lighter look
Chair: No idea. It’s just a wooden chair. So.
Art: Family photos, “Oh hell yes” by the lovely OhSoPoppy, and this quote by Hemingway. Because yes.
Kilim Runner: Vintage (allegedly vintage) from eBay
Art: Framed drawing of “Deer” by forger H. Van Meegeren, given to me by my grandparents
Bed: Secondhand, this one from IKEA
Dresser: Secondhand, painted with homemade chalk paint in Behr’s “Free Spirit”
Duvet Cover: Citron Stripe organic cotton from West Elm. Discontinued 🙁
Sex Mirrors: Came with the house! Luckyyyyyy
Art: Handpainted canvas, “Fuck Perfect”, photo print from Eye Poetry Photography
Mirror: From my mom
Quilt: My talented mother-in-law, Cathy!
Hanging paper cranes: A gift for Olive from my sister-in-law, but so easy to make!
Dresser: Secondhand, repainted (post here)
Racoon Bin: A gift from my friend Lisa, by 3 Sprouts, here
Art: Quotes designed by a talented friend of mine named Jody Sparkes