Childhood friends Jamie Lyn and Jessica Fowler say they’ve been avid thrift shoppers since they were old enough to have credit cards. Jamie uses vintage objects like world coins, men’s pocket-watch chains and pen knives in the designs for her jewelry line, Ax + Apple. When she needed an extra pair of hands with the business, she convinced Jessica to join her in Austin. They found this apartment in Austin’s French Place neighborhood and set about decorating. Nearly everything in their home was thrifted, from the buffalo found at a Goodwill to the curtain fabric found in a fabric bin at an antique show in Austin. Even the artwork was a creative find — the “Ah Ha” print was created by Bruce Nauman in 1975. The Nauman prints sold at Phillips de Pury in New York on October 25, 2008, for $5,250, but Jamie and Jessica cut out the prints from the auction catalog and framed them. (See more photos at Sneak Peek: Jamie Lyn + Jessica Fowler, and you can see more Make It Yours here.) — Amy Azzarito
Image above: 1. Wire Cage Bingo Set, $9.16 | 2. Terracotta Bell Pot, $23 | 3. “Ah Ha” by Bruce Nauman, from Saturday @ Phillips October 25, 2008 (You can browse the catalog here. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available from Phillips de Pury, but you can find copies on eBay or used from Amazon.) | 4. Vintage Wood Rolling Cart, $139 | 5. Cylinder Pot, $29 | 6. White Vase, $39 | 7. White Sheepskin, $29.99 | 8. Small Resin Cow Skull, $5.99 | 9. Arc Lamp Brushed Steel Metal Shade, $324.91 | 10. Traditional Mantel, $509.34 | 11. Buffalo Yard Art, $25 | 12. Colonial Accent Chair, $299
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Image above: 1. Senecio Scaposus, $5.90 | 2. Tea Cup, $28 | 3. Varanasi Pillow, $24.95 | 4. Industrial Task Table Lamp, $55 | 5. Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera Kit by Impossible Project, $180 | 6. Deer Faux Taxidermy, $52.50 | 7. Columnar Cactus, $6.00 | 8. Bolsa Vase, $34.95 | 9. White Tray Table, $49.95 | 10. Melby Chair, $279