This post is going to be very different from what I usually write about but nonetheless sustainability related for sure. I am going to share a very interesting perspective on sustainable Decor. Yes, DECOR. I am excited to share that I am working on my farm house interiors. This is what I have been working on lately.
A little back-story for context; You see, after 5 years into my farming journey, I think I am finally ready to plan my farmhouse interiors. I have a specific style in mind – “French country meets shabby-chic”. Sounds exciting! I sure am. As I started putting together this look, it took me through lots of unexpected finds and exciting learning and discovery. I was, trying to custom-make a few crucial pieces for creating that typical French colonial aesthetic and during this phase I stumbled upon “Thrifting”, aka, second-hand goods. Let me share a few things about thrifting before you pooh-pooh it (I know we Indians look down upon this concept as it feels beneath us, but just give me a moment of your time and see if this resonates)
Advantages of Thrifting:
- Firstly, what an amazing way to give life to old, discarded, one-odd furniture/décor items that would otherwise end up in landfill.
- Instead of going for fresh new furniture that would require more trees being cut, a little ingenious upcycling is so much more sustainable. (Disclaimer: I did make a couple of custom pieces before I realized I could have gone this route, well, you live and learn. Therefore sharing this here, so you might give it a thought)
- Best thing of all, you will not only rescue beautiful, rare antique pieces but bring some of the history and old-world charm to your home. How wonderful isn’t it? Psst…that’s how I found some heirloom treasures within our own home.
I collected some old parts of wooden pillars that had been discarded/broken/chipped and some window/ventilator frames. The “more chipped” the better I say. I can’t wait for you to see what a treasure trove of vintage pieces I found (some within my own family and some from thrift shops). Watch this video here to see the whole process!
Oh, and if you are wondering what will I do with these and my “French country” aesthetics, then you’ll have to wait and see what I do with these! Excited? Well, there is more to come. I hope you have subscribed to my YOUTUBE Channel so you don’t miss the next video.
Let me know what you think of these. What would you do with these? Share your suggestions in the comments please.