Thursday, October 17, 2013

31 DAYS: DAY 17, THE CHIPPY, RUSTY AWNING MAKES ME SMILE

Today you may think I have lost my mind.  And maybe I have, but I love the New Orleans awning that I bought at the Pop-up Barn Show in Franklin, Tennessee last weekend.  I paid too much for it, but I have justified the price because I have gotten so much for the cabin for next to nothing--you know, from Sanford my husband's stash of junk good stuff. 

And I know that Donna at Funky Junk will love it and tell me that it was a deal at any price.  One-of-a-kind items are worth a lot.  And I did not pay a penny for the old fireplace screen that hangs below it.  That has to count for something.
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If you are not the chippy, rusty type, you will not understand these decorative touches.  You may even cringe a bit.  It's perfectly okay.  I cringe at matchy-matchy, everything-bought-at-a-store décor. 
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And as promised, the knobs installed on the bedroom dresser made from kitchen cabinets.  I am crazy about them. 
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Day 17:  The chippy, rusty awning makes me smile.

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5 comments:

chefmm said...

Just watch for some extra ingredients dropping in the soup--hahahaha

themissymom said...

I am definitely a chippy-rusty and not a matchy-matchy. I am also a messy dressy.
I might be a tad concerned with chipped paint over food but I am guessing you vacuumed it well.
We found a Hoosier cabinet on Craig's list for our home when we moved 4 years ago. It was cheaper than new furniture!It didn't work out in the place we had hoped but I do use it for the computer as originally planned.
It is chippy and worn. The longer I have it the less I want to refinish it. I love painted furniture, like your great cabinet to dresser piece with the bicycle knobs, but this messy-old-chippy piece has grown on me.
It tells a story.

Denise Voccola said...

I promise that I won't cook until the inside is sealed. :) Not thinking that I can vacuum all that chippiness.

Kolein said...

I'm really in love with this! I think that awnings deserve more attention. I hardly ever see them anymore...chippy or otherwise.

I completely understand now what you were squealing about last week!

Excellent find!

XO

mommyof5 said...

I wish I could bring my hubby to visit.....I probably wouldn't be able to ever get him to leave! I love your new awning.