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Scavenger style

After I took this panorama of my bedroom, I looked around and tried to see which items - besides clothing and shoes - were bought new at full price. I could think of two: the makeup lights over the dresser and the digital scale in the closet. Everything else is a thrift store/rummage sale/on sale/gifted/repurposed/dumpster-dived find.

Although it's hard to articulate, I have a decorating style (something like eclectic-world-traveler-brings-home-cool-stuff) and I have a knack for noticing the one thing that's perfect for that out of a pile of junk.

But there's something new in my bedroom these days:


I think a lot of the scavenger ethic is looking at something and going, "okay, but what else could it do?" And that's why I bought a pack of thirty glittery snowflake orniments for $1.50 at Wal-Mart's after Christmas sale, and hung them on bent straight pins (I was out of white thumbtacks, see) scattered all over my bedroom ceiling. It makes a fun wintery addition to the room, and since snow to me is a special reminder of God's love and faithfulness*, I like being surrounded by flakes.

As an aside, I can't stand the popcorn-ceiling thing and I have NO idea why anyone ever thought it was a good idea. =P

* this is hard to explain. It just Is. Snow makes me feel peaceful and safe and assured that God is in control.


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Jan. 6th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)

And I so heart snowflakes, too. Always a mystery-fascinating part of winter for me. Hope to write more about this at another time.
Jan. 8th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
A mystery - that's a good way to describe snow.:)
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Jan. 8th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
I would LOVE to see such pictures!
Jan. 6th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
Awwww! I love seeing your room! What a great room, and I love how light and airy it looks.
Jan. 8th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
My favorite thing is when the afternoon sun comes through the west window, it lights up the butter-colored walls and makes everything GLOW.
Jan. 7th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
I like your room!
Jan. 7th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
I like your icon!
Jan. 7th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Jan. 8th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Only if you steal me with it. :D
Jan. 7th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
I love the eclectic, airy look of your room <3 It just says comfortable and creative and curious and homey.
Jan. 8th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) That's what I hoped it said!
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Beautiful room! :)
Jan. 7th, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
Beautiful room!
The bedroom ceilings in our old place had those kind of ceilings too.
Jan. 7th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
The snowflake idea is so cool!

I HATE popcorn ceilings!! They look weird and are miserable to paint. I actually talked to my dad about them recently, and he said they're so popular because they're faster and cheaper to construct than flat ceilings. :P

Your last post about the scavenger mindset has been on my mind a lot!
Jan. 7th, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
they're so popular because they're faster and cheaper to construct than flat ceilings.

Yes, the base drywall and painting doesn't have to be perfect. The popcorn spray covers all sorts of flaws--and apparently goes faster.
Jan. 8th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
I bet it's almost impossible to scrape off and make a flat ceiling, huh? I guess you could do the decorative plaster work designs to hide the scraping flaws, but that sounds like a lot of work. =P
Jan. 8th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
It seems like houses of a certain age are afflicted with the popcorn ceilings. =P Too bad!
Jan. 7th, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Beautiful room; love it.
Jan. 8th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
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Jan. 14th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
whoa! wild.
Jan. 16th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
I love your room and I ESPECIALLY love your little bed tray-table.
Jan. 21st, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
And it is so handy, too! It came to me a very ugly brown, but a bit of paint fixed that. :)
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