Old things in the artist's colorful home, in 3-
Kerry Hotel near Boerne.
"I think the whole house is a big strange thing," Lenise described their home as a mix of country and modern.
Every piece of art
And there's a lot-
There is a story.
They just dropped the £ 2007 home search and planned to rent an apartment in another year, when James agreed to look at another house, the last on the list of Lenise.
He recalled: "We came here and I really enjoyed the property and the trees here and I told the realtor on the spot, 'I will accept it. '". “She (Lenise)was shocked.
"This brings a whirlwind of activities for couples, pottery artists and art teachers in San Antonio.
James works northeast.
Lenise teaches at school.
"This is a difficult time.
We bought the house and I moved here from McAllen and got a new job and then we got married --
Within three months, "he said.
Instead of a honeymoon, the newlyweds moved in and took out their brushes, painted brick-red on the outside, and painted vibrant shades of orange, purple, gray-green and yellow on the decor.
Inside is also vibrant: yellow and orange in the living room, lime green in the bathroom, yellow, blue and red in the bedroom, chocolate in the kitchen.
They replaced the original partition between the living room and the bedroom with two panels that slide to the back of the shelf when they want to open the space.
The panel on one side of the bedroom is red and the living room is covered with shiny corrugated metal roof material on one side.
Modern style meets country style in living room.
The creative couple turned the bottom of the Possum belly husil Cabinet onto the coffee table and took out a TV from an antique toy box.
A piece of ceramic with a set of lenses hanging on the yellow wall;
Most of the shelves are decorated with ceramic made by friends.
In their bedroom, the Miller placed two blue doors side by side found at the San Antonio antique store, creating their bed headboards.
The old post office box was used as a small storage room.
Mirror panel of cigarette vending machine (
When the price is 25 cents a pack)
It is now an artwork on the bedroom wall.
The wood top cut off from the Possum belly hoosier cabinet is paired with the bottom of the metal hoosier cabinet and placed in the kitchen.
Next to it, an old tank vacuum acts as the bottom of the wallmounted light.
The couple's cats love to wander around the exposed upper beams, and they rest on vintage doll beds.
The only room for them was the second bedroom, which was filled with artwork that worried them about damage, including her large ceramic work, quencanera, and all kinds of whimsical works made by James with doll parts.
The bedside table decorated with magnets on the bed is also their masterpiece, made of metal countertops in the kitchen.
On top of it, a manhole cover mold becomes a work of art on the wall.
The house is only over 1,000 square feet and there is no space for artists to work, so they built a small discovery --
Object studio next door.
This summer, when they were out of school, they were building a second studio, a studio for ceramics so they didn't have to leave their mountain art paradise to complete a project.
Chrissie Murnin is a freelancer in San Antonio.