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Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Tulle Skirt, Foam and Some Fun Home Decor


Oh naming blog posts, how you can be daunting as times when you are not feeling creative. BUT, there is a tulle skirt (above), some foam and some fun home decor featured in this blog! It may not tie all together, but it's what I have been up to as of late. Hehe.


Wearing; Christian Death t-shirt (made by a friend), tulle skirt (ebay), spider web stockings (Leg Avenue), winklepickers (vintage, thrifted), various jewelry from Derek or ebay or thrifting.


Derek helped me with cutting the foam for the settee (as see in this blog) and he used a bread knife! Thank you Youtube for your help, it's most appreciated. I wanted to take more photos to show the process, but I was covered in glue and fabric. We choose a tricky shaped cushion for our first refoaming project, but as you can see in the 2nd photo we were successful AND it felt great throwing out the old musty cushion. Yay!


A few other fun things added to our decor included; giving Mortimer (our skeleton) his own fez, getting this cute coffin clock (from Amazon) and adding a glow-in-the-dark skeleton to our front door wreath. I guess you can say that this week is skeleton week at This Old Goth Haus.

Onward and upward to the next home project, they always keep us busy.
*Wink*

Thank you for reading, until next time!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Weekend Vanity


Our weekend kicked off with going to Snake Dance, our friend Bryan's dance night. Time to get dressed up, give our skeleton a little kiss (scandalous!) and be off to the club for some dancing.



My outfit was pretty simple; tank top, leggings, short ruffled skirt, a little sweater and winklepickers. A heavy sprinkling of accessories and Voila! Comfortable club outfit for when I was feeling lazy and uninspired.


Saturday was Siouxsie Sioux 60th birthday, so I opted to wear a Siouxsie and the Banshees t-shirt in her honor. Since we were heading to a show that evening that was themed in her honor, I figured the modified top was a perfect choice. I've been going through my t-shirts and have been giving them some new life *wink*.


The evening was very nice as I got to see a lot of friends that I hadn't seen in a long time. I was also glad it was a relatively early evening as we had a very big house project to accomplish the next day. Damn, I sound old and responsible! When did that happen?!?! Hahaha!


Speaking of vanity, our front garden got some love and we put in a raised bed with some small shrubs. The beautification took place all day Sunday and all the lifting, sweating and multiple trips to Home Depot was totally worth it! Check this off the 'To-Do' list...

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

DIY Project: Green Velvet Settee

LOL @ the sock and slipper combo.

I picked up this lovely vintage green velvet settee from an estate sale. I had visited the sale on Friday and wasn't crazy about the price, so I returned on Saturday for half price day and got a great deal. The lovely lady at the estate sale gave me a great price tag of $35, so I couldn't resist!


The settee is in excellent shape, BUT it smelled musty. The first thing I did was spray the fabric down with cheap vodka. Yep, vodka! The cheaper the better as it helps with musty smells or "vintage smells" on fabric like; velvet, cotton, faux fur, etc. Tip-I suggest testing a small spot, before you spray the entire surface.

I used the at home Dryel kit to dry clean the cushion cover. Worked like a charm!
*not sponsored, I just like it!

Next, I removed the cushion cover to dry clean and discovered the cushion was the real source of the musty funk. I already was planning on replacing the cushion myself, so I hopped onto Amazon and ordered some high density foam that I will be cut to fit the cushion cover. I've never done anything like this, but luckily there are some great Youtube videos to help guide me. It also helps that Derek is here to lend me a hand. *Wink* I'll keep you posted on how the settee project goes.

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Lace Dress and Fluevogs


Hello Friends! Last Tuesday got freakishly hot for this time of year, so that gave me the opportunity to wear my new Fluevog shoes! I am happy to report that they were incredibly comfortable all day, which is rare for me when I'm wearing new shoes for the first time.


This lace dress is so 'swooshy' and so much fun to wear, especially when it's windy outside. The multiple layers of lace are trimmed in ruffles and the handkerchief  (pixie) hem is something I've been searching for in other dress styles. I really like 'uneven' hemlines and am not quite sure what to look for when I'm doing an online search. Any suggestions, stores or brands I should check out? 

Unicursal Hexagram pendant was purchased at Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo, which I added to a black rosary chain. 

Wearing; lace dress (local shop), belt (old, Forever 21), shoes (John Fluevog), assorted bracelets (thrifted), earrings (etsy), necklace (see text under photo).

I hope everyone has a great week! We have so many things planned this week as well as fixing up our front garden. I can't wait till 'This Old Goth Haus' has more curb appeal.

Thank you for reading, until next time!


Friday, May 19, 2017

New Orleans Trip Part 2


I totally forgot to mention in New Orleans Part 2 that we ended our evening (5/8/17) by strolling through Jackson Square and finding a tiny bar in Pirates Alley. The bar services absinthe and Derek and I had wanted to give absinthe in try in the tradition sense. We both dislike anise flavors and have had absinthe based cocktails that we did not enjoy, but we got adventurous this time!

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The verdict? It was quite enjoyable! We shared one glass together (that was already prepared?), which was tasty, so we ordered another and watched the process. Ice cold water dripping on a sugar cube that is over a glass of the absinthe brand, Absente. Yum! 


So, as you can surmise from all the photos that we did consume a lot of alcohol, but not getting too crazy. *Wink*. Tuesday (5/9/17) was Tiki tourist day and we dressed in our tropical ridiculousness and set out once again to check out the French Quarter sites. We stopped in at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum which was so interesting, so interesting that I forgot to take any photos inside. So many interesting artifacts and so much to read, I could have spent all day looking at all the old medicine bottles and reading what they claimed to help. 


I did snap a photo of us in the museum's courtyard. Tourist fashion!!!


Since we were in the area of the Hotel Monteleone, we decided to stop in a have a drink that their carousel themed bar. Yep, it's a bar that very slowly rotates around. You sit on the bar stools and you move, but the middle bar stays stationary. The bartender has to hop over the bar in order to get in and out! Craziness! The drinks were tasty and the ladies next to us were a riot.


Next thing you know we are hungry and went over to Tiki Tolteka which is a Tiki bar that is located above a Mexican restaurant. Wait, you can order tacos and a Tiki drink?! I'm in!



I really wished we could gotten a photo of the both of us in one shot. Oh well. 

The drinks and food were good, the decor was AMAZING, but our experience was sorta 'meh'. The bartender could have cared less if we were there (at first), but finally got him to knowledge our "How are you?" inquires. Oh well, can't have a great experience everywhere. 


Wednesday (5/10/17) was our last full day in NOLA, but we wanted to get out of the French Quarter, so we hopped on a bike taxi and went to the Garden District. Number one place we wanted to visit was Lafayette Cemetery #1. 



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I took a lot of photos, but I'm going to post them all and bore you. We went to St. Louis Cemetery #1 the last time we visited, so it was cool to go to a different cemetery and hear some of its history. 


I did so good with applying sunscreen and not getting burned....until the cemetery. Irony. Ugh! Hahahaha! 

Thank you for letting me share my trip with all you!

Until next time,