26 November 2012
Jo's Vintage Home
I am LOVING Kirstie's Vintage Home (who isn't!) it so makes me want to make my little loft flat prettier. But this makes me blue because I rent so consequently not permitted to paint or make 'improvements' plus have limited funds for such things.
But it occurred to me the other day that I should appreciate the great bits of the flat. So I went round with my camera looking at all the interesting little details. (You can see a previous post here of some more flat details if you are interested).
There are already so many vintage elements to my flat, I loved it instantly when I looked round because of all it's quirky old details. The best piece is the retro sink unit, I am guessing it is 50's? there is a name on it but it's painted over so I can't make it out. I am dying to paint it a cool bright colour though! (apologies for poor photo quality of these also, not too much natural light in loft at this time of year!).
All the doors in the flat are original, they all have slightly different lock mechanisms (which no longer work) but I think they look pretty. But again I'm dying to paint them bright colours!
Another great feature is my roll top bath with feet! I don't think I've ever been in it, but it sure does look pretty!
The sink in the bathroom matches the bath well, has the same taps, just smaller. I love these big old sinks, you can buy them this shape these days but this one is original, I even like the graze marks and slight discolouration from age, it all adds to the vintage charm.
Pretty 70's (?) tiles. I didn't like these at first, but have grown to appreciate them now.
I'm dying to 'Kirstie' these chairs! Did you see the episode where she painted the chairs bright colours and then distressed them, wow! Surely my landlady wouldn't mind, it would be an improvement...
Hope you like my pics, does your home have an 'vintage' bits?