Going Underground: Welcome to the Basement

Good morning everyone!

The cool weather and a found table have moved us back underground.

I also realized I hadn't really shown the basement here on the blog since about January.

Yikes! Irresponsible blogger. I slap myself on the hand, trust me.

Let's get back to some home decorating at Oliver and Rust.

And what is decorating here without some painting too.

I got a reorganizing furniture moving binge on last weekend and then was just waiting for my new present to me chairs for a good show to come in from Restoration Hardware.

So how about an underground tour everyone?

lots of photos, beware. like i said it's been awhile

lots of rich colours, and comfy seating


the table you see in the background is the aforementioned "found table" and saw a new paint job last week. the painting info can be found here. the chairs around it just came in yesterday.

they are the Madeline chairs from Restoration Hardware in weathered oak


the fall leaves look perfect in this setting. and what is that in the background?


OMG, it's a motorcycle. that's right everyone. I have a man in the house and this 1972 Honda CT-70 was his first motorcycle many many years ago. It was actually his mom's prior to that and his dad finally surrendered it to him. To all the naysayers out there that didn't think I was letting a motorcycle in the house, it was my idea and there she is. I also have one happy hubby right now.

 The media console beside it was his grandfathers and has attracted a lot of attention. It is old and we love that it has a story.

i am still stalking kijiji for a full size sofa that i love and will be comfortable without the bulky look. no luck so far but patience is a virtue when it comes to kijiji


this is the side of the room that saw the furniture moving. everything was on an angle before and i straightened it out to give more space plus the ability to drag other chairs into the conversation if needed. the green damask pillows are mine and i have them available in my store

Thanks for coming down.

One day I'll make a decision on the faucet for the bar and be able to show it to you. Anybody know of any unlacquered brass faucets that won't cost a mortgage payment?

Table details can be found here,



What I'm Listening to:

The Weight- Aretha Franklin

Time will do the talking- Bettye LaVette


common ground 
french country cottage 
jen rizzo 
miss mustard seed
craftberry bush 
the farmhouse porch  
a stroll thru life
knick of time 
savvy southern style  
stone gable

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