My Living Room

By , December 8, 2004

I’ll show that Yale just who has an ugly apartment. Prepare yourselves for a virtual tour of my humble home. Today I give you, my readers, the opportunity to decide if an ugly blanket belongs in my pad.

I think the perfect place to begin is with my couch. Doesn’t it make you want to curl up with a nice book, or a martini? Or me?

Tiger Print Couch

Here we see what was once a plain, simple bookshelf. A nice coating of faux leopard fur jazzed it up nicely, don’t you think? Couple that with the faux giraffe drapery hanging from a bamboo pole and you have yourself a swanky soiree waiting to happen.

Giraffe Print Curtain

Here is a close-up of my bar. Cocktails, anyone?

Tiki Bar

Below the bar you can see my collection of lounge records and vintage board games. I’m always up for a game of Risk. You should totally come by some time and play me.

Vintage Boardgames

Let’s move along to the corner of the room now. Very lovely, isn’t it? Since this picture was taken the CD case has been moved across the room, but it looks lovely here, no?

Tiki Themed CD Shelf

Here are some DVDs.

Tiki Themed DVD Shelf

This next little beauty I built myself, from scratch. Just wood, screws, hinges and so forth. And of course, faux fur. Is there *anything* that doesn’t look better when draped in fur???

Fur Coated Entertainment Center

Did I mention that I hot-glued faux zebra to the television? Well, actually Fizzy did. Turns out she is far more adept with a glue gun than am I. She is responsible for most of the actual attachment of fur to the various items. You go, Fizzy!

Zebra Fur Television

The furry TV stand opens up to reveal the stereo, as well as many vintage Tiki coasters, matchbooks, menus, and ads.

Tiki Decorated Entertainment Center Left Side

This is the other side:

Tiki Decorated Entertainment Center Right Side

I am very proud of this next part. I was able to build a sliding tray to hold a turntable! It pulls out so I can put on a record, then slides back in real good like. I done good.

Turntable Shelf

The speakers, too, are covered in leopard fur. Oh, do you see the lovely blue palm frond serving dish? That dates back to the 1950s. I have no idea where those handcuffs came from. Who put those there?

Leopard Print Speakers

Overseeing everything is the great god Tiki.

Tiki God

We had some leftover leopard fur, and that lamp was practically *begging* to join in the fun.

Leopard Print Hanging Lamp

And now a nice shot that gives an overview of the entire living room. It’s that rug that really ties it all together. In the background you can sort of peek into my ’50s diner themed kitchen, but that is a post for another day.

Tiki Living Room


16 Responses to “My Living Room”

  1. Wow. All I gotta say is that your place is awesome. Probably very comfortable, at that, like the couch. The television zebra print I also thought was pretty boss.

    Props @ Random, brought to you in [karma-comavision


  2. mc2vh says:

    hey! surfed into your site through a weblog… can i ask u a quick ques?? how did u add that extra box on the left… the “fun w/ peasprout”?? do u have xanga premium? i wanna put up one of those pets. lol

    nice site btw


    Peasprout Reply:

    @mc2vh, Anyone can add that. Just go into your preferences and enter whatever you want to see there. You’ll need to know some basic HTML, but with trial and error you should be able to make it look the way you want it to look.


    mc2vh Reply:

    @Peasprout, wow, wrote your own code huh?? yahhhh. you can email me at violette@berkeley if you don’t mind sharing! oh.. i would probably also need to know where to stick it too… thanks a million!! =D


  3. wingb34 says:

    I hate to admit it, but those handcuffs so darn pink and cute!

    I bet I can beat you at Risk.


  4. Pickled Sour says:

    aw lord…! there goes my vision…..


  5. xvenusian says:

    wowee… very swanky!


  6. Fizzy Pop says:

    I don’t think zebras and giraffes live on Polynesian islands.


    Peasprout Reply:

    @Fizzy Pop, They must have some in zoos there.


  7. maigirl says:

    now i’m curious about what yale’s blanket looks like…


  8. kissme_kate8 says:

    I kinda have to agreee… leapord print is a thing of the 80’s this not being the 80’s .. lepord print should not be anywhere in anyones house … it scared me a little and the fact that you have a pink kitchen .. but i kind of get the cali is a very nice place for you to live


    Glitter Fairy Reply:

    @kissme_kate8, well in that case, it’s too bad that i live in florida . which is true either way. :)


  9. kissme_kate8 says:

    … but that turntable so hot i wanted to jump that


  10. Bamber says:

    I hope you omit the animal print underclothes on this most entertaining tour!
    (I do so love your classic board games, though…)


  11. Ms. Gee Love says:

    wow! what inspiration from those photos! i want to do something like that to my tv too! incredible idea and look so great. very cool look.


  12. nue says:

    wow, totally forgot about your swanky interior design skillz!


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