How do you decorate?
On a whim? On a dime?
are you very structured and purposeful about your decor? Planning and saving for months to get that next great item you saw in the store?
Either way there are times when you find some wonderful items that intrigue you. You know what I’m talking about, they light a spark of wanting inside you.
Some call it lust…I just call plain old fashion “gotta have it right now” yearning. And trust me there have been many a sleepless night if I didn’t by the piece of junk treasure that I told myself “I didn’t” need…only later to get home and…
you guessed it, see the PERFECT spot for it! and then I fester until I go back and get it. That is if it was even in the state of Texas that I saw this object that I now “have to have” because I found “THE SPOT” for it.
But what really stinks is when you go back and it’s GONE!!!! NOOOOO! Now someone else is loving my treasure. *boohoo* The moral to this story is one you veteran junkers have heard many times before….
“IF YOU LOVE IT…DO NOT WAIT…BUY IT NOW…BEFORE TOO LATE”
Thankfully, I’ve learned my lesson and life is great! Speaking of GREAT…
I want to share some of the found objects that I didn’t pass up as they are truly “GRATE”
you can find these just about anywhere and they look great hanging on the wall or sitting in a bookcase.
don’t really care how the back looks. wanted you to see that when the damper is open this piece sits up nicely.
found this on a clearance table. it is cracked somewhere but you don’t really notice. found this wicker table half price, it was white…now it’s not! good coat of warm spice gold and this round grate fits perfect right on top. viola!!
i know. not a grate. but…are ya feel’n my vibe here? Trent made this and i snagged it out of his garage sale. think i had some help from miss Teresa (neighbor). okay. rusted metal. cut out. ironwork. i could live in a junk yard.
if you know what it is…please do share 🙂
nope it’s not metal and it’s not rusted. but isn’t it fab? found this in a second hand store. was natural rattan color. spray painted it dark brown for a season. it was placed behind my daughters bed as a really tall head board. she had Caribbean blue walls at the time. really pretty effect. it was moved to the garage and now teen designer daughter is painting it black! Wow…it’s looking like iron. i love swirly, curly, scroll work. divine!
full length view. she’s going to put it in front of her closet opening. we have removed the double doors to her closet because they get in her way. her closet is in the middle of a redo. no finish date on that project yet.
When I began photographing for this post, I was amazed at how many ironwork elements I had.
So back to the questions at the beginning…how do you decorate?
Have you figured out that I decorate just the way I want to.
On a WHIM!
I want to see your GRATE finds.
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