Monday, May 12, 2008
The More is More Mantle and My Favorite $3.00 Thrift Store Find
Texture is the word of the day. The more the better I say. I go through phases in my decorating style and I'm definitely in a more is more kind of phase right now. To facilitate this multi-decorating personality of mine I do a lot of bargain shopping. Thrift stores are a fav right now. Funny thing is 6 months ago you couldn't pay me to go to a Junk shop or thrift store. Now I find myself doing just that 2 or 3 times a week.
A little red pot stuffed with greens, feathers and a tiny rusty watering can. A stack of old books with peely edges and worn pages.
A chunky obelisk with chippy plaster and a weather worn vintage bird cage.
A shiny obelisk for a bit of bling, 100 year old books for texture and height and a chunky ceramic rooster.
I have been searching for some antique ceiling tin to cover the "builders choice" tile surround that I don't like. Of course it needs to be cheap and chippy, and I will probably install it with Velcro. You know so I can change it in about 3 months. As I type this I am feeling the need to switch out the round mirror for something else. But my neck still hurts so that will have to wait.
My favorite $3.00 thrift store find are these sconces.
They are chippy, rusty and romantic.
Normally I would have passed on these being a little too on the foofy side for me. But with the texture and age they blend in very well and don't seem overdone.