Picking out the right tchotchkes and other cozy décor to make a home for us can be a little formidable, but also fun if looked at it as an adventure. No matter where I lived, it always took a while to get everything in its place, especially with the time spent unpacking boxes, and finding out that some things we thought would work in a new place, didn’t always work out. They’d be donated, and we’d be out hunting for treasures that would work.
Some of the most interesting, unique things we find are at estate sales. Sometimes these venues are better than a garage sale, since there will be vintage items and items in good to excellent condition. Of course, you might have to pay the price when it comes to paying for what treasure you find; estate sales garner higher asking dollars.
We were at such an estate sale recently. I spotted a piece of metal wall art that I call “the sun with leaves.” It’s sort of a butternut or burnt orange color – perfect for our home to offset the lilac color of the walls. In its former life, it probably was hung outside on the house, since I found some superficial rust behind the metal leaves. When we brought it home, I wiped it down to get rid of the dust.
Hanging it up was easy, thanks to my beau – a little measuring, a little nail-pounding, and voilà! It was up.
I think it looks pretty nice up there, filling up some of that dead wall space.
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