I knew we were on our way to a Depression Era decorating mentality and now we have arrived.
Thank goodness we have artists living at the poverty level to show us the way.
As seen in this feature in the New York Times, an artist who makes sculpture from driftwood and his resourceful partner have transformed a Maine rental into junk yard chic. This is not the faux shabby chic of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica with $900 artificially distressed side tables; this is the real thing.
In the kitchen shown here, the couple got their spice jars from the dump, found their iron sink somewhere and borrowed the stove from friends.
In other parts of the house you’ll find the used couch she recovered with French linen and the dining table he made from century-old pine.
The only “find” that gives me pause are books for their toddler that they scavenge from the landfill. I guess I’m just not there yet.