Nearly all the decor "we bought secondhand or from a ridiculous clearance rack," Smith said. They painted chandeliers and lamps and repurposed a mannequin they found in a Dumpster. The dining room buffet is a record player console, a $5 steal. Smith made the dining table centerpieces by painting baby doll heads white and putting them on painted brass candle holders.

Nearly all the decor "we bought secondhand or from a ridiculous clearance rack," Smith said. They painted chandeliers and lamps and repurposed a mannequin they found in a Dumpster. The dining room buffet is a record player console, a $5 steal. Smith made the dining table centerpieces by painting baby doll heads white and putting them on painted brass candle holders.

Photos and art in quirky, painted frames speckle the house. In the stairwell are photos of Smith and Pearch with each other, friends and family. The framed photos above the claw-foot tub in the bathroom, which the couple completely remodeled, are printouts from a Tumblr called Black and WTF.

The letters that act as a headboard above the bed are painted thrift store finds. Several are movie marquee letters.

Smith and Pearch's house was built in the 1880s, and architectural goodies of yesteryear lurk around every corner. There's a secondary stairwell that was used by servants, leading from the kitchen to the second floor. And there's a button under the dining room table that the head of the house could tap with his or her foot to alert the servants.

In 1953, a renovation of the house was featured in "Better Homes and Gardens."