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Vintage Junk Eclectic | My Home Style

Welcome to my home! My home style is “ Vintage Junk Eclectic “. Crazy huh? That’s me.

The Procrastinators Summer porch tour Petticoat Junktion e1

Our Summer front porch décor is the perfect example of my style. The décor accessories included a rusty metal elephant and a newish pink Flamingo (eclectic), a chippy painted box(vintage), a falling apart wood bench (junk), and a ton of flowers and ferns in rusty cast iron stands.

how to snazz up a wreath fall ideas tour Petticoat Junktion

My home style doesn’t change much but the décor is ever changing. I decorate according to the seasons. Right now I’m in between seasons. I have a Fall Wreath on the front door hanging from a vintage shutter and Summer ferns on the porch. I plan to complete the Fall decorating this weekend so you’ll have to come back by to see what the porch looks like. I can promise that there will be a lot of things pulled from my workshop and my house. I will buy a few mums but the rest of the décor will be things I have on hand.


rustic modern industrial meets shabby chic Petticoat Junktion furniture


This is a seating area on the back deck. I have a cheap plastic chair and a rustic modern table. The table I put together from reclaimed pieces. I styled it with some of my favorite junk finds. The cute little pillow is one I bought from Tuesday Morning…it was on sale, big time.


back door vintage junk eclectic style Petticoat Junktion

Notice how my décor moves around. We were having weekend guests so I spruced up the back door area, which is the door we routinely use. Did you notice the painted storm door on the right. It’s the second storm door I’ve painted and the paint sticks! The doors look a lot better when they match the color of the wood door. See where I painted the door with all the details about paint, etc. here….Paint A Metal Framed Storm Door | No Chipping No Peeling


red planter Petticoat Junktion


I purchased the red bird feeder at the Nashville Flea Market for $5 and re-purposed it as a hanging flower pot.


white home decor accents for Summer Petticoat Junktion


Our den. I decided to lighten things up last Summer and painted all of my dark tables white. It really made a difference.

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I go junkin’ all the time. It’s my favorite thing. The small antique cabinet doors with the etched glass are purchases from the Nashville Flea Market. They usually grace the mantel for all seasons.


orange and yellow flowers for Spring Mantel


This is the Spring mantel display from last year. It’s an eclectic mix of new artificial flowers, rusty tin, and vintage lamps.



christmas mantel decor

Shiny silver and pink Christmas two years ago.

How to decorate with vintage door knobs Petticoat Junktion diy


How about you? Do you like to shop at flea markets? It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that I began to fall in love with vintage, junky, things. They have character and they add dimension to my home décor.

I re-purposed the vintage door knobs as flower vases.


Colorful display, Petticoat Junktion


I also paint furniture. If you’re new here you may not know that. If there is one piece I’m known for out of the hundreds of furniture pieces I’ve painted, it’s my Tricycle Red Radio Cabinet. I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint on the cabinet and it chipped perfectly.

I started collecting vintage Chinese Checker Boards several years ago. I think I’m ready to get rid of them.


Fall Home Tour Petticoat Junktion Dining Room


The dining area is a good example of my “Home Style”.


How to Spray Paint Plastic Water Bottles Petticoat Junktion DIY Project


The vases are recycled and spray painted water bottles. I’m always trying new things.


RosaAnne Angel no.1 Petticoat Junktion mixed media art


The Angel is an assemblage art project from my found treasures.




This is our guest bedroom. The soft chenille spread and the colorful quilt are a sharp contrast to the dark walls and my hubby’s framed military prints. One term used to describe eclectic is “colorful”. I do love color.


handmade state quilt Petticoat Junktion


I also like change. This quilt was stitched and hand quilted by my dear grandmother. I change the quilts on this bed often. I have a large collection of vintage quilts. I only buy them when I can get a great deal. A lot of them are torn and worn but I love them anyway.


girls bedroom decorations Petticoat Junktion


See what I mean about color! We call this room “the granddaughters room”. They don’t live with us but the room is theirs when they come visit. The framed daisy print is vintage, the banner is handcrafted and new, and one of the pillowcases is a diy by me.

How to add color to walls with Wallternatives Wall Decals project by Petticoat Junktion


How is this for different? The main bathroom is covered by Wallternatives dots. I added painted frames to the wall and a sewing machine drawer on the vanity as a personal product holder. The dots are vinyl and easily removed. They adhere to the wall great and don’t peel off unless you peel them off.


flip it necklace hanger Petticoat Junktion diy project

More of my eclectic décor and diy projects. The antique wicker high chair was a great find.

If you like my style then get out there and shop the flea market and junk shops. I decorate on a budget. It’s fun incorporating unique things into my décor.

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Thank you for being here. Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Looks so pretty. I love how you are thrift shopper, because I enjoy that as well.

  2. I love all of your “junk” finds Kathy! The doorknobs as flowers vases are awesome. I really enjoy flea markets too!

  3. Hi, Kathy! I really enjoyed seeing your home, especially your porch and the granddaughters’ room–very sweet!

  4. How fun! I love your home, and I’m sure your granddaughter has a blast on her visits. That wall necklace holder is to die for! Thanks for sharing your style with us!

  5. Kathy, your home reminds me of my childhood home. It’s such a treat to visit your’s virtually. I too like to decorate for the season, so right now I’m adding in Halloween decor to my Fall decor. Next year I think I’ll figure out a way to incorporate it all at the same time. Haha!

  6. I’m having so much fun working my way through the Home Style blog hop. I think our styles are just about opposites, but that’s what makes this so fun! I love seeing other styles and really enjoyed learning more about yours! Your house has such a cozy feel and I’m sure your granddaughters love their room!

  7. Your home is so cozy! I love all of the personal touches and unique pieces. The color scheme is so fun and bright!

  8. Love your description of home style! Your unique stylings are right up my alley. I am a big thrifter and love using items found in thrift stores. Thank you participating in the blog hop!

  9. I love your style! I am a big thrifter so I can relate and I love how you incorporated your outdoor pics into this hop. It is all so beautiful.