Gone Truckin’

Growing up, my sisters and I had a huge alcove above our closet that our parents used to store all kinds of junk in. When we were bored, my sisters and I would make an adventure of figuring out how to 1. climb up into it without breaking any bones, and 2. discover junk that we could use or play with. We called this activity “going truckin'” (no clue why lol). Today, they call the search for home goodies junkin’ and today’s post showcases two items, while not quite junk, were found in one of my favorite vintage style stores, GypsyFaire.

Right here in our own Maryland, GypsyFaire has beautiful re-purposed items for the home on the first weekend of every month–stuff you’d rarely find in a Home Goods or Marshalls. The Hubby and I snagged a variety of crown hooks, made of solid iron, and I couldn’t wait to figure out how to incorporate two of them in our home.

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With gold accents in our living room, I used one of my favorite paints from the Paint Couture Collection, called Rich Gold to give them a “Shabby Shine” look…a term I’d like to think I coined 🙂

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Instead of just hanging them on the wall, I pulled out an old thrift store find–a wood board, which I painted white using CeCe Caldwell‘s chalk paint, then distressed with my trusty Rockwell multi-use tool.

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After screwing in the hooks and other fixtures, voila! A farmhouse chic piece of functional art for our entry way:

 

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The second find from GypsyFaire was some metal arrows:

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Again, I distressed it with the Paint Couture paint and began to look for a unique way to display it. I’d recently hung this Target basket on a wall near to our family room, but it looked pretty bare. I pulled out my boxwood wreath, attached it to the basket and hung the arrow (using toothpicks) to the wreath. (The basket is no longer available but there are more like it here.)

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The decor for this basket can be updated with each season and I’m excited to see what I do with it for Christmas.

Thanks for reading and hope you have fun farming your own perfect home.

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