Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Our Humble Abode

As some of you may know, finding a rental in Melbourne is tough stuff! We were blessed enough to find a place within 2 months. I have heard of some people searching for up to 5 months! It's not that there aren't places around to rent, it's just that it is very competitive -- but as a wise friend of mine here told me, just wait for the right time and it will find you! And it has!

Damien & I both love homes with character, we definitely aren't the modern type, so we lucked out finding a place with loads of it! Beautiful moulding in the lounge and the bedroom, an ornamental fireplace, unique storage cupboards, and gorgeous polished hardwood floors. We were very gratefult to Damien's parents for (1) putting us up for 2 months while we apartment hunted and (2) for the furniture they gave us. It all worked out quite well and the only pieces we needed to buy were couches and a side table. We could still use a coffee table and a tv stand (the one from the side of the road will do us for now!). I am finding lots of decorative items at the Salvation Army and other thrift stores for great bargains (thanks to my mum for teaching me to bargain shop!). We are lucky to have 3 within walking distance!

Anyways enough chat, I have posted some pics for you! Enjoy...

Much love,

- Alex

(All photos - Life in Oz...)



Our breakfast nook! We love this!

The moulding along the ceiling

Damien made this ladder! We used it as a make-shift bedside table, and it has sort of stuck!

Damien surprised me with this cute chalkboard from Typo! It's just a temporary until I can make or find a cool vintage one!


Nothing like curling up to Jane Austen on a comfy couch!

Really cool frames we picked up from the St. Kilda market made from recycled timber

 Lot's more left to do, but its a fun work-in-progress! I love home decorating, especially on a budget - it's more challenging that way! We could use some pictures on the walls and some throw pillows (convincing men that throw pillows are completely necessary isn't easy).

The next post will be on our wedding plans! Just over a month to go 'til wedding number two! Post soon...


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