Thursday, October 17, 2013


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.

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. 

And as promised, the knobs installed on the bedroom dresser made from kitchen cabinets.  I am crazy about them. 

Day 17:  The chippy, rusty awning makes me smile.

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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!


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.