Friday, January 14, 2011

Exploring "deconstructed"

Did I tell you?

I've been thinking a lot about what to do with myself once the kids are all in full time school. So on the spur of the moment I rather impulsively signed up for a part-time Interior Design program at our local Technical Institute. I'm just starting with the intro class for now and I'm excited to see where that leads me.

My second class assignment is to research a hot design topic. So being the junk lovin' gal that I am I had to stay true to my taste. Here is a what I came up with.....

I love the casual comfort of the...

Deconstructed Chair

Can you relate?

These chairs look like they haven't been finished yet, or perhaps they've wore out and haven't been patched back together. Maybe some well meaning DIY'er had started to reupholster their favorite chair with the best of intentions but realized they were in over their head and gave up, or suddenly got distracted.

I can so relate to this trend - I may very well be ahead of my time on this one!


  1. Hahaha... I LOVE the look! Don't even encourage me! :)

    And kudos on the class! That is so awesome!


  2. Ha! My friend Deb, of Retreat, does deconstructed chairs. Have you seen her lovely blogs?

    I think it's great that you're going back to school, I've always pictured doing that at some point.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    : )

    Julie M.

  3. I'm your newest follower thanks to my friend over at Funky Junk. I like your deconstructive chairs too and you're going back to school for a design class. Now that's in spiring me for sure...
    Thanks and visit me at Mel's Cabin

  4. I love that look as fun. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  5. p.s. I am following your blog now. Have always loved your stuff. Unfortunately, I could not upload a photo...have had this trouble before when I try to follow, oh well.

  6. New Follower! Love your blog such great images!! Hope you will stop by ThreeBoys sometime soon:)

  7. Me too! New follower thanks to Ms Funky Junk Donna. I know if she likes the blog, then i will and I just love yours and like Sarah have great images. Have a super weekend : )

  8. Catherine, that is AWESOME, I am jealous :) I would love to take some courses as well {I had the choice a few years back and chose the practical route of education- am regretting it} Maybe I can sweet talk the hubby in letting me take a few "just for fun" You will have to share what you are learning!

    Hope you can come to our meet-up! I also mis-read your email regarding the Farm Chicks, I think it would be fab to have our own. Check out Ivory Vintage Market {those two gals came to our meet-up in September}

  9. Yeah Auntie Cath! So excited that you're going to be learning more about interior design (though when it comes to junk-thrifting, you can probably teach THEM a thing or two)..

  10. This is great, it makes me feel so much better about my own unfinished projects. The lamps, the furniture, etc...


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