Skip to main content

Unplugged Melody - Nesting, Nesting, Nesting

No internet means way more time to get the house set up. Which is why, four days after moving in, our house looks like this!
Luke's desk
 The office is going to double as a guest room and TV-on-the-internet-watching room. We put our comfy old couch on the far wall (it's great for sleeping on) and set up Luke's computer facing it. Our wedding picture printed on canvas given to us by my uncle and aunt hangs proudly over the monitor. My mom gave Luke that cute little robot desk lamp.

 Great old couch given to us by the guy who painted our apartment building. A thrifted picture of "where the wild things are" and a Aaron Hassler original robot found out grace the walls. I made the little monster throw pillow (another failed attempt to make Christmas presents).
 Our nerdy little library, 25% Sci-fi, 25% networking text boks, 25% comic books or books about comic books, 25% other. The rug is Mongolian, my dad brought it back for my grandmother years ago but she wasn't using it. I spent three years of my childhood in Mongolia so this rug is extra special to me.
my desk
 One of the first pieces of mail to come to our new house was a present from Luke to me! He knew I wanted a protective cover for my laptop and purchased this adorable Exploding Dog skin, entitled "I like this music."
Our less nerdy, shabby chic, book shelf in the dining room. Cook books, photo albums held up by ebony rhinos brought back from Africa by my father.
Make-shift entertainment center. One trunk found on the side of the road in eureka and a 1940's military trunk found at an estate sale for $20 make a perfect TV stand.
A cozy visiting spot. We found the green chaior on craig's list in Arcata, came as a set (originally from Arcata Exchange) $40, the orange chair was left in our old apartment by a previous tenant. The globe I picked up at the big swap meet/rummage sale held annually at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka.
The built-in hutch in the dining room filled with our beautiful things, Fire and Light bowls and a fancy tea set. The small shelving unit holds our DVD collection color organized by spine.
Our cheap-o Ikea bed, covered with a quilt made for us by my grandmother on the occasion of our wedding. She used vintage reprinted fabric. I got the Degas ballerina reprints from a yard sale for $5 each and I picked up that adorable penny farthing lamp stand from a ally-sale in Midtown for $7. Scoooooore!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our little home. The kitchen is still pretty messy, so pictures to come when I get it all pretty. The bathroom looks pretty awesome, but there's still some important hardware that needs to be installed before I'm ready to showcase it on the internet.


Kate said…
this is gorgeous Melody! I love the trunks!
laura said…
so great deedee..em just told me how wonderful it was to see it in person..i can't wait!
RE:the trunk found in eureka..hmm, wonder what it held?
love seeing your place!
Happy homemaking!! There's no place like home, eh?
NikkNaks said…
So happy! Nice place ;)
Keri said…
The dark wood floors, the moulding, the built-ins...what a good looking house you have! And the pictures look like you're making it a home...have fun and enjoy!
Sarah said…
Beautiful!! Your house is beautiful - love the bult-ins and the floors! You are very quick at unpacking and organizing!
Peter Hogan said…
This fills me with joy. I can't wait to play violent video games with Luke as he tells me stories about the war and what it was like when he was a kid. I'm so proud of you two.

Popular posts from this blog

Firefly Portraits: The Crew of Serenity

I've been heard at work making this fun posters featuring the crew of Serenity with memorable quotes.
I've done everyone except Simon, mostly because I haven't found a compelling quote from him yet.
So here's a long graphic of all the posters, perfect for pinning! (hint hint).
Right now you can get $5 off any of these great prints, t-shirts or tote bags in my Society6 shop.
If you like this, don't hesitate to share it amongst your sci-fi loving friends.

Which quote/illustration combo is your favorite?

I Shot First - A Han Solo Halloween

This past Halloween I wanted to do something inherently sexy. Who is sexier than Han Solo? Answer: no one.

I started with pictures of Han. Specifically from "A New Hope."

Here are the elements: Off white, mandarin-collar shirt Black/navy vestDark pants with red stripesBlack boots (I already owned a pair)Belt and holsterBlaster
I started at Thrift Town, where I found a pair of dark slacks, a shirt, and a black suede jacket. I think I spent around $12. I cut the sleeves off the jacket and used red duct tape for the stripes. 
I ordered a toy blaster online, it only comes in white and orange. So I had to spray paint it. I used this tutorial.

If I was going to go further with this costume I'd make a replica of the belt, like this awesome woman did.

Luke really wanted to be Luke this year. His costume was a little more tricky. We bought a karate uniform online, he used a pair of khaki pants he already had and we tried to make the boots out of Ace Bandages, but that didn't w…

Guest Post - Hand-made roll-up panniers by Libby Bowles

It's bike month everyone! Don't forget to check out, and register to win prizes and such. In other exciting news, my amazing friend Libby can do anything! She saw my post about panniers a while back and got it in her head to make a pair of these roll-up brooks brand panniers - and she did. Here's the story:
Hey there Melody,  Remember these (Brooks roll-up panniers)?Well, I was so in love that I decided to make my own. They still need a few finishing touches but I was so excited I just had to show you. 
I'm going to Tandy Leather on Monday to get the studs for the little internal straps and maybe get a set of leather handles to sew on top so I can carry them like a satchel while shopping.  I made the pattern based on the size of a paper grocery bag so they should be big enough for two full bags of groceries! I think they look perfect on my Gazelle, don't you? (Yes, they look amazing).
I wanted to make them a little prettier on the inside so …