Thursday, January 10, 2013

This Is How A Homie Rolls!

Are you a Homie? You know, the kind of person who goes to watch a movie, and then while sitting in a dark theater instead of watching the actor on the 40 foot screen, you are scanning the furniture in the background scene? If you answered YES!, then you are, my friend,  indeed a Homie. You have trained your eyes to constantly scan the surrounding environment for ideas, techniques, colors, and unconventional items to bring personality into your HOME!

So my next question is...

Have you seen something on the side of the road as you are tootling along in your car and thought "Hey! I could make something with that!"? 

And my final question:  Have you actually hung a U-ie and gone back to pick said item up? 

If you can answer YES! to all three questions, you're gonna love this:

Consignor Karen Berg of Paris Flea Market is not one to pass up an abandoned hunk of wood, no matter what condition it may be in. "What once was lost, now is found" could be her motto. No matter that it was missing drawers that looked like it had its teeth knocked out, and that it wasn't made very well. Under her patient and determined hand, (not to mention a can each of CeCe Caldwell's Smoky Mountain, and Memphis Blue paint), the results are spectacular:

Adding casters, three wood boxes in place of missing drawers and glass knobs, she took it from "" to "Oh WOW!". She also used this opportunity to play around with some different ways to apply the paints, to use a base coat of Aluminum Spray Paint, and a Tobacco Brown tinted glaze. So turn your car around and pick up that treasure you spied! Then for ideas, check out her blog Redoux Interiors for lots more inspiration! 

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1 comment:

  1. What a great description of my rolling junque! Thanks so much Jan. Love it.


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