When I was introduced to this new phenomenon known as junk style a few years ago, I found it was even more fun then ever to decorate by incorporating junky items into the mix. A couple special places that get a lot of attention are the two mantels we have in our home. The dining room fireplace surround was built by me and a friend almost ten years ago and is just for "looks". The whole truth is it's been painted and repainted at least a dozen times. (Yes, a girl has every right to change her mind and her husband better just get over it - ha!) Thought I'd share some of my ideas so you can see how easy it is to throw in a great piece (or two) of junk...I can't name a favorite season anymore, nor my favorite piece of junk!
I was told this piece was from an old gate. All I know is it's cool and rusty, just how I like it! For some reason the only place it looks good is on the dining room mantel...
Here's an Autumn set-up on our family room mantel...and boy, notice how the rusty junk really looks great with all the fall colors!
Here's one of my favorite "winter" scenes - this year's...just plain and simple...hopefully it'll be time to take it down SOON!
So, there you have it...my version of junkin' it up with the good stuff! For me, it's an addiction I don't intend to cure!