So we’ve built a new home, but sometimes my heart laments that I am not playing with a beautiful new “old” home. You see, I love old things.
Today, I’d like to share my six favorite textures that I look for when I go antique shopping for my home, along with some of my most recent finds for our new pole barn home.
RAW OLD WOOD
Sometimes I despise the fact that we have to slap stains and poly coats on beautiful raw wood.
How I adore a metal piece with signs of tarnish and wear.
METAL WITH PATINA
I know collecting crocks is quite a fad right now, but I’ve always loved them – or any old pottery piece for that matter. The more signs of age and imperfection, the better.
AGED POTTERY AND STONEWARE
Beautiful textiles were my first love, and will likely be my last. My grandma passed on her love of fabric to me, and I find the nubbier – the better.
With fun paint applications, you can get a chippy paint look on just about any piece.
I adore the discoloration and etching on real marble, or the flaking surface from old stone carvings.