Library furniture in the living room and boosting your wifi with something from your fridge

August 15 |

Hellllllllo, Offbeat Homies! Let's get the week going with a look at what's been going on in the world of our readers, taken from the Offbeat Home Flickr group.

Peas and beans and spinach seeds
Me? I've been putting up seeds for next season. Spinach, beans, and peas!

The before and the after
Misty Pisty did a reno on her bedroom. From dark to darker and it's fantastic.
chopped tomato salad + toasted garlic
So NOT cool makes a wiener look classy by pairing it with a chopped tomato salad and roasted garlic.
Oh look, the cat.
Tres Boucher's cat made like a model while she photographed her paint job (which is a lovely color!)
card catalog coffee table
Stegersaurus has a FAB card catalogue coffee table.
Vday up in here
Chelsea shows off her colorful bathroom, faux-mounted deer, and lovely cut-out hearts.

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  1. That card catalog table is fantastic! With the switch to computer catalogs pretty much complete, I wonder how hard it is to get a hold of a section of one of those now?

    • I's not necessarily hard, but it is getting pretty expensive. Not all libraries have gotten rid of them, and when they are, they're often recognizing they can get a good value for them, as nostalgia for the pieces is only growing. In my city, you can find them for anywhere from like $150 to $700 on Craigslist, depending on the size/condition/how much the seller realizes the demand is huge. I paid $200 for a HUGE one at my university's property auction — I got a lot of card catalog for my money, but the body was in bad shape (I have a post on my blog with before and after shots showing the whole process), and I had to find a place to store the huge thing. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)

  2. The bedroom redo is fantastic! It really makes the bedding stand out rather than fade in.

  3. I covered a piece of rectangular stiff paper in alfoil, used some string attached at each end and pulled across to make it into a C-shape and wrapped it around the antenna of my wifi thingy to boost the signal.

    Or at least, my computer tech ex boyfriend did that for me. It's still like that, yay!

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