About a year ago I found a book at Michaels or JoAnns, can't remember which, called Junk Beautiful, and immediately fell in love with it. I perused those pages over and over again, and even visited their website. I felt inspired by what I saw, but still I didn't have a label for myself. The book has been in my magazine rack ever since.
Then a few weeks ago I found a magazine called Flea Market Style. I quickly flipped through it and knew right away I would love it. After scouring every page multiple times and spending hours, literally...many hours, visiting blogs listed in the magazine I have come to realize that........drumroll...........wait for it.........I am a Junker! Ta Da! A label! The idea of taking what is essentially "junk" to someone else and finding a new purpose for it that looks beautiful and creative in my home is SO me! I can't say that I have very many things, (I do have a few though) in my house at this moment that fit in this category (I'm more of a Junker at heart), but I feel so inspired to do more with that idea. I love the things I've come across in these blogs and I can't wait to try some of my own projects.
There are still different styles of decorating within the "Junker" category, and I've yet to exactly identify what mine is. I know it's not the French Provential style that's so popular, although I think it's pretty, it's just not me. My style leans more towards Comfy Casual Farmhouse I guess.
Now maybe you're thinking, "Junk? Junker? What in the world?" But let me enlighten you. I've included just a few pictures of many inspiring Junker style projects I've found. Let me know what you think, and share with me what you think your personal decorating style is.
(LOVE this as a desk area!)
Taken apart, spray painted, rewired.......
And made into a beautiful new light fixture. I've seen very similar ones sold for $150 in country style decorating magazines!
Now do you understand? : )