Like most families we have a main room, where the TV is, and a nice comfie couch. This is the place to plop down, watch a show, grab a blanket on a cold night etc. Our family room is the only living space in our downstairs. We have no formal living room, which is fine with me.
And it is not short on Junk.
We'll start on the TV wall, I mean we all have one right.And before DH got the big screen, it was all nicely tucked away in this TV Cabinet. But not any more.
On each side of the black hole, I've hung some great shaped window frames, with 1/2 spindles in each one. An old arched window frame is above the black hole.
One of the reasons I like Junk as decoration is that it can be very inexpensive. I like to change things up often, and junk allows me to do this without breaking the bank. Think about framed art. You know how much it costs to get a print matted and framed, it's outrageous. Well junk frames up much cheaper.
Above the couch I have a collage of frames (all purchased from garage sales), with various junky objects inside.
On the left is a candelabra, meant to clip on to the back of a pew. A couple of ceiling tins in the top one, a couple of old door plates on the right, and 3 old shoe forms on in the bottom one.
We are blessed with a wood burning stove, and I've accessorized it with 3 wonderful old wooden gear molds I picked up in MN.
The room is very long, and could actually be considered 2 rooms. It's great for gatherings, but a little strange to furnish. I placed a bistro table in this corner with a chess board on top. We rarely actually play so I put an old post card display on there, with family photo's in it. On the wall to the right are various old gate hinges, and on the left is an old windmill inside a re-purposed frame.
I love this iron piece. We actually found this while digging a flower bed. I think it's some sort of livestock trough. Not any more, I added a little pea gravel and some candle cups and now It's a coffee table centerpiece.
This collage was one of my first projects ever. It's made up of a hodge podge of architectural remnants.
This little table sits next to my husband's area
This was a small old library cabinet. 2 drawers were missing. I glued a frame over the missing drawer holes and added 4 legs from the hardware store. It's great for pencils, paper, remote controls, etc
What I have out on tables changes often, right now I have this old lantern with a family photo and an arrangement of old garden pots.
I hope you enjoyed my family room. It is one of my favorite rooms in the house.
As you can see, Junk can be used in traditional decor as well. It's not just for shabby chic or cottage.
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