Thursday, October 17, 2013

Going Underground: Welcome to the Basement


Good morning everyone!

The cool weather and a found table have moved us back underground.
I also realized I hadn't really shown the basement here on the blog since about January.
Yikes! Irresponsible blogger. I slap myself on the hand, trust me.

Let's get back to some home decorating at Oliver and Rust.
And what is decorating here without some painting too.
I got a reorganizing furniture moving binge on last weekend and then was just waiting for my new present to me chairs for a good show to come in from Restoration Hardware.
So how about an underground tour everyone?
lots of photos, beware. like i said it's been awhile



lots of rich colours, and comfy seating
 










the table you see in the background is the aforementioned "found table" and saw a new paint job last week. the painting info can be found here. the chairs around it just came in yesterday.
they are the Madeline chairs from Restoration Hardware in weathered oak
 












the fall leaves look perfect in this setting. and what is that in the background?

 



OMG, it's a motorcycle. that's right everyone. I have a man in the house and this 1972 Honda CT-70 was his first motorcycle many many years ago. It was actually his mom's prior to that and his dad finally surrendered it to him. To all the naysayers out there that didn't think I was letting a motorcycle in the house, it was my idea and there she is. I also have one happy hubby right now.
 The media console beside it was his grandfathers and has attracted a lot of attention. It is old and we love that it has a story.












i am still stalking kijiji for a full size sofa that i love and will be comfortable without the bulky look. no luck so far but patience is a virtue when it comes to kijiji

 





this is the side of the room that saw the furniture moving. everything was on an angle before and i straightened it out to give more space plus the ability to drag other chairs into the conversation if needed. the green damask pillows are mine and i have them available in my store








Thanks for coming down.
One day I'll make a decision on the faucet for the bar and be able to show it to you. Anybody know of any unlacquered brass faucets that won't cost a mortgage payment?


Table details can be found here,

Meg
 


What I'm Listening to:
The Weight- Aretha Franklin
Time will do the talking- Bettye LaVette
 

41 comments :

  1. this is amazing! such a cozy space- well done!

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  2. I love your basement, how fabulous to have the motorcycle there too. Hugs, Marty

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  3. You've got great taste and style - I love this entire room, as you've collected and arranged it. BAM!
    Best,
    Rita C. @ Panoply

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  4. Love your style - can you tell me where you purchased the lights on either side of your television??

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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    1. i'm sorry to tell you this cheryl but my husband and i made them. we actually had my dad bend the gas pipe at work and we put together the pieces to fulfill my vision. the shades are available online at various places like etsy. they are called x-ray mercury glass shades. these ones are over a hundred years old. i am so glad you love them and sorry i couldn't be more helpful

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  5. I love your basement. Sooo many things to adore here. Your style is vintagously terrific! How about a basement sale!? I'll be your first customer.

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  6. Just wanted to thank you for sharing your basement photos with us. They are fantastic! That is a room that just draws you in and makes you want to be there to hang out. Great job!

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  7. My bags are packed and I'm ready to move in! Colleen

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  8. Looks like a comfy and fun place to hangout! I'm not sure I'd want to go upstairs.
    Mary Alice

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  9. WOW what a FABULOUS space!! I love every single detail!

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  10. wow! I wish we had basements in Texas (they're rare). Yours is a home all in itself ! GORGEOUS !

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  11. Ok, I'm sufficiently jealous - and embarrassed at the same time! I wish my basement were nearly as nice as yours! We have a dank, unfinished basement that I would love, love, love to refinish. Unfortuntely, there are bigger fish to fry! Lovely as always, Meg.
    A

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  12. So happy to see this post! I have been stalking your Christmas basement for inspiration and loved seeing these updated photos. You have such great taste and style and yes, even the vintage bike. My guys would love that. The glass topped table and vintage chairs were nice pieces and your new chairs and table really suit your space too. Still loving that great board ceiling, brickwork and awesome collections. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Found your blog from French Country Cottage. Love your vintage eye and colorful style.

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  14. Wow, what a wonderful basement. I think I had to look at it several times there is so much loveliness to see. I would do the motorcycle in the house for my mr. too. I love the reclaimed wood ceiling. I can't wait to show my husband, although now he will think he needs a firetruck in the house. I have always wanted part of a truck, front or back attached to the wall. Alaina

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  15. I don't know what to look at first! That basement looks huge, and there are so many interesting vignettes and seating areas. Truly masterful!!

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  17. What a great space you have made Meg! I love the motorcycle and covet the moose horn;)

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  18. wow, this is fabulous, I'm in love with that amazing rug!!

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  19. I thought your house couldn't possibly get any better. I'm totally blown away. And amazed! You guys look so young to have accumulated a lifetime's worth of great stuff!

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  20. I never cease to be amazed at your FABULOUS style!!!! I love the basement, and it seems so BRIGHT!!! So, WHERE did you get the HUGE elk? antler???? I am so into any kind of antlers now!!!!

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    1. hi pinky, i actually came across the antler in a local antique junk shop. right place right time.

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  21. Where have I been?!!! How I have not found my way over to YOU!???
    Coming to visit from Debra's fabulous blog to visit you and your FANtastic space.

    SO nice to cyber meet you!
    Your newest follower,
    A :)

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  22. We have a grape press in our dungeon, er, basement too! It gets used every two years to press the grapes. Love that you put it in your decor!
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  23. Just found your blog at Common Ground!
    I love what you have done to your basement, I think I`m not the first one who wanna move in right the second;)
    Looks amazing!
    Need to check out your whole blog!
    And I am your new follower!
    Love and hugs from Germany...:)
    Lydia

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  24. Beautiful basement space! My brother had one of those motorcycles, too and I drove it, too. I don't like motorcycles now. Too dangerous, but I think it is cute in your room.

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  25. What an amazing space, so much charm and vintage character...love it!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  26. That is a gorgeous basement! I love it so much!

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  27. This is my favorite basement ever! Great space, I just love it!
    Sherry

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  28. What a beautifully eclectic and comfortable space! So many lovely elements, I can't choose a favorite! Love it all!

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  29. I love your house! It is stunning! Where did the light fixture by the wood burning stove come from? I am in the process of redoing my son's room and would like a vintage industrial light for his desk area!

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    1. hi lynsey, thanks for visiting. the light fixture above our fireplace we made out of gas pipe, light parts and the top of an industrial coffee grinder. it looked good in my head and i am happy it looks good on the wall as well. sorry i couldn't be more helpful store-wise

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  30. Goodness me, this is fantastic. It makes me want to run downstairs and recreate the same feel in my home! Right now, it's more Barbie toys meet hand me down furniture.

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  31. What a wonderful, WONDERFUL, space you have! You've done an amazing job pulling this room together. It looks comfortable and yet elegant. I LOVE it. So happy I found you over at Savvy Southern Style.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  32. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your style. I've finally found someone as "electic" as I am.....

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    1. thank you. welcome eclectic lover, you have definitely found that type of blog. i hope you enjoy.

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  33. What a wonderful room. Love the eclectic mix of materials and personal treasures. Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday.

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