Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Junkin’ It

-I’ve been visiting a lot of blogs lately of people that decorate with what some might consider junk.  Oh, the nerve to think of it as junk!  I choose to think they are “loved jewels” that have been greatly upcycled.  In that note, here are some of the “loved jewels” around my house.

This little, cute-as-a-button ladder is now a little side table. 

I’m starting to have an obsession with doorknobs.

I couldn’t resist the little shoe forms, the paint splats made them even more appealing to me!

My favorite loved jewel of all is the farm table.

I had the table made out of a garage door I got through Freecycle.  It was painted white and it was all chippy and yummy.  I did have it sand down for practical purposes.  But I left the paint when I made this little table to let weather outside.

I was able to get two of these wonderful doors and the other one became the table top for the bar in the Mancave.  

There’s still a long piece left waiting for me to reinvent it.  All in due time.

I got really brave this week and brought out the original hardware that came with the doors and displayed them here. 

As usual, I’m not sure if I like it or not.  I‘m letting sit and settle on me a while before I decide.  What do you think?  I want brutal honesty, I think. I

Yanet  IIIII
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michelle said...

All of your Treasured Jewels are so yummy!!! I love the table and the man cave is so cool!! I like how you displayed the hardware, maybe add a bucket or basket to put a few in as well? It all looks so great!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love your door knobs! The hardware? I'm not sure. I keep picturing a bucket of dried hydrangeas there for some reason!

ABBYTRU said...

Everything looks great in your house, you have an excellent decorating taste, and almost everything is your creation, congrat.....
I love the cute owl with big eyes.
when I see him looks that "he is looking at me kid" LOL
At my taste, the mancave is one of the most beauty in your house, a real FLorida Key's Tiki Bar. Enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

I love your table. I want it, ha ha! Great finds!

Cassie Bustamante said...

you know i love all your junk finds! that table is just awesome! as for the hardware, i am not the biggest fan... i think the hardware is cool, i just don't think that is the right place for it. i see a galvanized metal log-style bucket filled with dried lavender or driftwood branches. the hardare might look cool on a piece of wood made into a sign?

ABBYTRU said...

I am still waiting for your next post, I love everything you show in your blog

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

What great junk finds Yanet... and great uses! I do think that awesome hardware would look cool on the wall actually... but I can't tell if that's doable... may be to chunky... I like the sign idea, too... man oh man... I like 'em though!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Cool junk! I love how much mileage you've gotten from the old garage door. I like the hardware.