Sunday, June 9, 2013

No-Car Garage: The Reveal

D relaxing in one of the chairs from the hotel liquidator.

View from the driveway. Oval coffee table courtesy of family friends. The wavy rug was a personal item originally in L's Meredith office.

A mini-Giants shrine, next to two of L's photos. (The photos were also previously hanging in L's work office.)

L was actually the one advocating for more sports memorabilia in the room. D's brother is the GM of the pro baseball team.

View from the house when the garage door's closed. Laura Ashley throws (HomeGoods) match the wavy carpet. We bought the vintage Stiffel lamp for $1 last year at a second-hand store. It was formerly in our family room. The cane-backed chair is from Salvation Army Laconia.

Here's how the finances worked out (we came in under our $500 budget, because we already had a number of pieces....):
  • $315 for modular tile
  • $40 for paint and painting supplies (tape and plastic pan)
  • $60 for two plaid chairs and ottoman (all second-hand)
  • $1 for red trays on shelf
  • $12 for two beige toss pillows
  • $40 for two throws
  • $12 for cane-backed chair
  • $1 for D's stuffed bear

2014 Update

This room looks nothing like this anymore. We had to disassemble it for the winter and much of the furniture was relocated to other rooms, where they now "live.". the striped chairs and ottoman are in the "man cave." The Stiffel lamp and oval table are in the family room. The cane-backed chair I sin L's office. The pillows and throws are scattered throughout the house. The striped area rug and woven basket in the dining room. This year, we migrated in two outdoor armchairs and added an octagonal coffee table. (All the better for D to put his feet on...) We decided we didn't need a lamp this year because we'll only be using the "room" during the day.

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