The Junk Bonanza team loves to mix new and repurposed and vintage elements in their homes!
Today we’re sharing a peek into the California living and dining rooms of Taylor, Ki’s daughter and JB’s Director of Partnerships!
“I like decorating with vintage/reclaimed elements because they are one of a kind!” Taylor says. “I love knowing I’m the only person who might have that particular item. They also tend to be pieces that spark conversation!”
This ottoman is the work of JB vendor Uber Chic Home. It repurposes wood crates in a handmade steel frame, and is upholstered with a top made of African mud cloth. The pillows are sewn from vintage fabrics.
The dining room lampshade is made from vintage maps and the floor lamp is an old medical lamp repurposed for reading! The dining room table is a giant spool cut down to dining table height and stained gray with a new glass top. The lazy Susan that sits atop it is made from a wine barrel!
Taylor purchased this sign from the Rusty Sign Company during Junk Bonanza Portland. Artist Rusty Buenning uses scrap metal pieces as a canvas for his art!
“My decorating style is simple and functional,” Taylor says. “I can’t stand clutter so it’s minimal. I like to pick a few pieces that will make a statement and I don’t like to over-decorate.” She has used paint to help achieve the clean look, adding Rustoleum Hammered spray in Dark Bronze to an outdoor metal side table and a new mirror . She updated the wooden dresser in the dining room with glossy lime green paint to make a fabulous sideboard.
The soft-sided bean bag ottomans are new (perfect for her newly toddling daughter!) and sewn from painters cloth by her Aunt Karla Cunningham of Remixed Stitches! (You see Karla helping the Info Desk at JB, too!)
All of these repurposed/vintage elements co-exist beautifully with the rooms’ new pieces — leather sofa, chair and dining chairs, and a sisal area rug.
Not pictured: One of Taylor’s favorite collections, a “fencing mask wall” in her office. “It’s a collection of 6 masks that were used on gold spray-painted mannequins at my wedding,” she says. “That was a special day and I think of my wedding every time I look at the mask wall!”
We love that! What more could one ask from the loved and cherished items that surround you at home?!
We’re excited for the Spring Junk Bonanza in Minneapolis April 21-23. Ki and the team are on the lookout for more fabulous home decor!

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