Our Own Fan House

Renovating and remodeling an old house in The Fan District of Richmond, VA.

Details // antique Americana around the casa.

New lucite coffee table from One Kings Lane.

Didn’t have anything at all here before, so this space is starting to shape up purty nice!

VINYL WALL ART
The kid who owned this Stones record before me was adamant that you do not scratch it. “DO NOT SCRATCH.” The scratch-protector fell apart, however, so I framed it.

VINYL WALL ART

The kid who owned this Stones record before me was adamant that you do not scratch it. “DO NOT SCRATCH.” The scratch-protector fell apart, however, so I framed it.

LIVING ROOM // Before & After Vintage Chairs

Gave these gorgeous hand-me-downs some new duds. Both had really pretty but pastel-hued upholstery. The Louis chair, a sort of textured pink and cream check, the wing chair, a soft pink, blue and yellow check. Picked out some burlap and herringbone in neutral hues from U-Fab in Richmond, VA. They gave the wing chair a little extra down. Just phenomenal job.

LIVING ROOM // NEW RUG

Sick new modern rug from Anthropologie. I really had to grow a pair to decide on this one. I love the soft, high pile and textured blocks.

See before here.

Epic Mid-Century Modern lamp from Yesterday’s Heroes vintage in Richmond, VA.

Rearranged half of house for this baby. This corner is destined for our first-ever dresser (now accepting cash donations… #underwearpile) but for now it’s newly aired out.

See the BEFORE of this corner here. It’s had a long history of being an unloved area of the house.

Outdoor lights // Before & After

When you’re renovating a house on a budget, you have to be super patient. One little thing at a time. I’ve noticed this breeds an odd set of priorities—like, determining the things you can and can’t live with. But it was when I noticed the bulbs had been burned out in these two awful outdoor lights for over 6 months and we hadn’t bothered to change them that I decided it was time to fork over $100 to make the change. 

It’s crazy what you can “live with”—these things were hideous! A quick trip to Lowe’s for some galvanized steel harbor lights, antique style bulbs, and some new wiring boxes, and things are looking pretty sharp!

This is what the Fan is all about. Long live the quirk! Love this backyard.

This is what the Fan is all about. Long live the quirk! Love this backyard.