FOR THE LOVE OF JUNK

SOME WOMEN DREAM OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND PERFECTION. SOME DREAM OF THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, OUTCAST ITEMS, THE TATTERED, THE CRAZED, THE RUSTED AND SOMETIMES DISCARDED TREASURES. IM A MEMBER OF THE SECOND GROUP. I'M A JUNKER FOR LIFE!



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tweaking...always.

  This is how the living room look this morning. Cute stuff, still lacking something. That big cream wall just stared at me and I didn't like it. What a girl to do? Add junk.
BEFORE

AFTER




                                                    You'll know how much I like pillows.
 The book, all 395 pages of the most beautiful handwriting collection of poems, thoughts, clippings, photos, etc. I first thought I will use the papers in projects, then I realized what a gem I have found. I will never take it apart nor I will part with it. Thank you Debbie from Collectors Market for letting me have it.

                                                   This dome thingy is HUGE. 
                         
                                            

                        The lamp table was in my master room. I like it better in the living room.
    I think I will be getting rid of this two chairs. They kind of look like an after thought, not quite right. I'm having two beautiful antique chairs done in cream linen. It is not a sure thing, keeping them that is, is up to how they look there. Thank God having a shop takes care of any decorating mishaps.

                 I found this gate leg barley twist drop table with 4 chairs in another of the antique malls in town. I decided to sell the chairs and keep the table for extra seating when we have company. I  placed it in the window in the family room. My husband is trowing a cow because I'm filling up the new house with a lot of furniture like I did the other house, what can I say, I love stuff. Is it look too much for you too? I would love your unbiased opinions. At least I'm a controlled hoarder plus you can still walk around and most importantly there is no pooh on my floor. So DH take that! I guess I'm long ways from recovery, they said the first step is to admit you are a hoarder. 
 Thank to Ms Kathleen @ FadedCharm for hosting and visit the other WW girls, you for sure will find a good time, blessings, Marta.

10 comments:

Sares said...

I say fill er up! I think most men would be happy with a comfortable chair,a TV and a chair next to them to put their drink and snacks on! I love the way the wall turned out. I just bought an old glass free window like your two to put in the booth for Spring. I think your changes look beautiful!

Shelley said...

Your redo is wonderful....a beautiful room indeed....blessings

Crystal said...

I love all the stuff!!! I also think hoarding is a wonderful thing.....lol...maybe because I am one too!!! I love everything!! It looks great.

Dana said...

This is my first time commenting on your blog-I love how you decorated your room! I am a regular at Collector's Market! Can't wait to shop your new store.

lala said...

Hi, just found your blog & became a follower. Your room is lovely, and from the pics, it doesn't look the least bit crowded or "overstuffed". It must make you very happy to be surrounded by all that you love. The dome thingy is my fave.

Heaven's Walk - said...

LOL! Love what you did on your wall, Marta! It definitely needed something! As far as filling my house with "stuff"....it's just not for me. Our farmhouse has small rooms, so I have to really pick and choose what I put in them because I don't want to make them feel or look smaller. Your house looks cozy and welcoming! :) Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

Terry Lee said...

marta, i think your house is perfect!! soooo lovely! yes, i do like the changes you made on that wall. gorgeous!

and no, you can NOT have too much in your house. but you're asking the wrong person. ;)

btw, i am in LOVE with that vintage hand-written book!!! what a TREASURE that is! so glad you decided to keep it intact.

stay warm, girl!

hugs,
terry lee

Terry said...

What a wonderful transformation...I love your 'junk'! The windows alone were a huge improvement, space filler and added texture to the room.

Rebecca said...

Marta, it looks amazing! What a difference, I love the windows and the tin...
Fun isn't it?
I hope to be junkin soon, if I ever get out of here :)
Blessings
Rebecca

Vintage Mobile Phones said...

I love the transformation! I couldn't agree morethat vintage stuff are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. You definitely did a great job. Keep up the good work!