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Get the Look Decor: One Man’s Junk

Jan 9, 2011

by Christine Domanic

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ChristineThis weekend’s Get the Look Decor is inspired by the Cincinnati, Ohio home of vintage treasure hunter, knitter, crafter and “Etsy dude” Drew. He describes his style as organized chaos, with vintage cast-offs occupying the same space as mid-century modern designer pieces. His decorating style evolved over the course of many years, as his love for thrift store finds and designer furniture transitioned from a hobby into a successful business.

Drew says it’s hard for him to choose just one element that he loves about his home. He appreciates the age and character, the wonderful views from the many windows, his Cincinnati neighborhood and the reasonable rent. He says, “It’s real and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s unique. It’s me.”

 

yellow bear

By xmoonbloom, $60.

Eames Arm Chair Rocker

By CoMod, $499.

La Virgen De Guadalupe Shrine

By RosieGirlArt, $65.

Modern Wood Slat Bench

By Banglespark, $275.

Interlocking Square Curio Shelves

By bouquet, $24.

Small Rotund Stoneware Bottle

By sarapaloma, $40.

print of Chicago cityscape

By cashmerewhite, $21.

Pop Art Owl Fabric Panel

By twostringjane, $145.

 

Vintage metal slotted planter

By sugarpush, $22.

Mid Century Teak Credenza

By Nachokitty, $1800.

patchwork pillow case 20×20

By HAWThome, $32.

Crocheted Granny Square Quilt

By TwoSeasideBabes, $200.

Parkway Bench

By IndustryMfgCo, $700.

Mid Century Chair

By rhan, $225.

Patchwork Pillow Cover

By PillowMio, $16.

Vintage Flower Pot

By RobertaGrove, $21.

Brussels Expo memorabilia box

By MademoiselleChipotte, $25.

America – Chair & Ottoman

By MesBellesChoses1, $1700.

 

George Nelson Chests of Drawers

By thevintagesupplyco, $1000.

Antique HANDSOME MAN Portrait

By nickandnessies, $68.

dream big pillow cover

By JaelStudios, $23.

Mid-Century Modern Chairs

By hurstdesigns, $275.

1960s Portrait of a Woman

By RobertaGrove, $31.

Mid-century art glass decanter

By SunnyDayVintage, $60.

Landscape Paint-By-Numbers

By graftonave, $32.

Framed Paris Lithograph

By bouquet, $21.

 

Red Geometric Pencil Box

By mozellemetana, $37.

Red Gooseneck Desk Lamp

By FishboneDeco, $42.

5×7 El Capitain Polaroid Print

By cameratakesphotos, $18.

industrial green metal file box

By vintagebyalexkeller, $11.99.

two recycled map picture holders

By whiteserenade, $39.

Chicago Journal

By repaper, $25.

Vintage Stapler Denim Blue Swingline

By TheFancyLamb, $12.

Perpetual Desk Calendar

By 26olivestreet, $32.

Vintage Paragon COIN CHANGER

By MagpieSue, $12.

pair of vintage canning jars

By sugarpush, $18.

 

Paperdoll Knitted Cushion

By SoFarWanted, $39.

Eames Lounger with Ottoman

By rubymountains, $1100.

Retro Owl 4 Your Wall

By FullCircleRetro, $8.

handknitted colourblock cushion

By strikk, $62.09.

Corning Starburst Glass Carafe

By MagyarBeader, $8.

Mid Century Daffodil Painting

By BunnyRabbitVintage, $75.

paint-by-number art still life

By cozystudio, $75.

Vintage Ceramic Mug Set

By jherrmann, $18.

 

Drew is a graphic designer and color guard teacher who enjoys browsing the internet, sipping on hot chocolate and tea, eating Korean food and knitting. He has turned his passion for thrift shopping into two successful Etsy shops — kitschcafe and kitschwear — where he sells vintage clothing and home decor.

View more photos of Drew’s home on Flickr, and learn more about his life and hobbies on his blog, Drew-O-Rama.

 


Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

Check out other Get the Look: Home Decor Editions.

Housewares Category | Vintage Housewares

153 comments

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 9 years ago

    These are some really fabulous finds! I'd love to have a lounger like the one featured here.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 9 years ago

    Drew, thanks for a peek into your world. Love your vintage eye. Never enough mid century modern for this magpie.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago

    Sweet finds! Love this =)

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 9 years ago

    Lovely finds,thanks for sharing.

  • jascamille

    jascamille said 9 years ago

    I love to read these stories ~ they're inspiring.

  • Addy

    Addy said 9 years ago

    Nice house! Love the desk, so colourful and inspiring to work at.

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 9 years ago

    Love these articles. Great space!

  • snookumsandme

    snookumsandme said 9 years ago

    I love the white walls with all the pops of happy color mixed with kitsch and warm wood furniture! Very inspiring. I would get SO much creating done in that environment.

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 9 years ago

    Great article and nice vintage finds!

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 9 years ago

    i exactly know what that guy is talking about. As usual, always fun to look at your pages Christine. Happy Sunday!

  • SandisShellscapes

    SandisShellscapes said 9 years ago

    Makes me want to declutter and redecorate - thanks!

  • Floreal

    Floreal said 9 years ago

    Great inspiraion!

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 9 years ago

    Eclectic ... We like it !!

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 9 years ago

    Very cool. My house is a mix of vintage and modern, needless to say I love this article!

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 9 years ago

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 9 years ago

    So many great things, and so amazing what you can do if you have a good eye and a "vision".

  • JdeSignSbyJay

    JdeSignSbyJay said 9 years ago

    Another great post. Very nice shop. The Fisher Price schoolhouse is too cute :)

  • vKnit

    vKnit said 9 years ago

    ooo so much beautiful stuff here! thanks etsy! xox

  • uglysanta

    uglysanta said 9 years ago

    Love your picks Christine!

  • uglysanta

    uglysanta said 9 years ago

    Love your picks Christine!

  • VitalVintage

    VitalVintage said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love that home, love the finds.

  • hypericumfragile

    hypericumfragile said 9 years ago

    This is very inspiring to me. I going to move soon. Great items!

  • riorita

    riorita said 9 years ago

    I love this kind of stuff. I share Drew's love for thrift shop finds!

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 9 years ago

    we have that same fisher price schoolhouse. your place looks a lot like ours, Drew!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 9 years ago

    Beautiful selections !!!

  • AmaliaVersaci

    AmaliaVersaci said 9 years ago

    LOVE this look! Fantastic selections! Thank you!

  • elitas

    elitas said 9 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love it!

  • strikk

    strikk said 9 years ago

    a man who knits! fantastic! love Drew's home and inspiration. very honoured to have my cushion included in the round-up :-)

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 9 years ago

    Love Drew's style - quite similar to my own. Thanks for opening your home to us Drew!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 9 years ago

    I love religious art!! Great finds, yet again :)

  • ekra

    ekra said 9 years ago

    I love Drew's house!

  • aynart

    aynart said 9 years ago

    so true! and so much fun! love this collection!

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 9 years ago

    Yep, I could live there.

  • crazycouture

    crazycouture said 9 years ago

    Wow, I love his style!

  • jReto

    jReto said 9 years ago

    I love the contrast/combination of sleek, stylish furniture with colourful, whimsical accent items. All the paintings- colour by number, portraits, cityscapes, kitsch- are a hoot! PillowMio rocks!

  • coolstuffartgallery

    coolstuffartgallery said 9 years ago

    LOVE the items! Great finds.

  • brooksbarrow

    brooksbarrow said 9 years ago

    wow,I always wondered who bought that kind of stuff ;)

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 9 years ago

    Drew's style is fabulous. An eclectic style makes everything more special.

  • ArchetypalTheatre

    ArchetypalTheatre said 9 years ago

    Love it! Thanks for representing Cincinnati with style =)

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 9 years ago

    Your art work is great

  • treasureagain

    treasureagain said 9 years ago

    Such a great mix! It's wonderful that you live with the pieces you enjoy! Great article. Thank you!

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours said 9 years ago

    LOVE VINTAGE !!!!!

  • honeyblossomstudio

    honeyblossomstudio said 9 years ago

    Love the decor!!!

  • thecupcakekid

    thecupcakekid said 9 years ago

    What a cool house! I have a feeling this is a home that people love to visit and are reluctant to leave! :)

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol said 9 years ago

    It's so much fun going through these items and remembering childhood,I grew up seeing these things around my home and friends homes.I also love "treasure hunting" in junk shops for the same reason.FUN

  • clarify

    clarify said 9 years ago

    I am with artworksbycarol, I remember seeing and owning many of Drew's treasures. I always wanted a real coin changer, liked the noise it made. But I never knew Eames plastic arm chairs came in a rocker version. Thanks for the trip down memory lane and I am glad you enjoy your collection.

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 9 years ago

    Love the items! Wonderful home!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 9 years ago

    Eclectic is my style as well so I feel quite at home. So many wonderful chairs, it's hard to pick a favourite.

  • GingersGirl

    GingersGirl said 9 years ago

    "Get The Look" is my favorite feature of the week! I look forward to it every Sunday! Drew's house is super kitschy and fabulous! --Great shop too, Drew!!

  • SunnyDayVintage

    SunnyDayVintage said 9 years ago

    I totally get where you're coming from, Drew - love your place! Glad to be in such good company!

  • niinakatinka

    niinakatinka said 9 years ago

    Lovely!

  • studiopainters

    studiopainters said 9 years ago

    a colorful world.

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 9 years ago

    Great stuff!!

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful lively and happy place! Thanks for sharing!

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 9 years ago

    Great finds!

  • DarkBluebell

    DarkBluebell said 9 years ago

    Some fabulous ideas!

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 9 years ago

    A space full of loved items makes for a great home.

  • ImSoVintage

    ImSoVintage said 9 years ago

    fun collection

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 9 years ago

    Colorful, indeed! Reminds me of my old apartment.

  • sushipot

    sushipot said 9 years ago

    I'm lovin' your organized chaos Drew! Quirky and colorful. Perfect.

  • fleamarketboutique

    fleamarketboutique said 9 years ago

    It doesn't get any better then this!

  • mcldrygoods

    mcldrygoods said 9 years ago

    this is so fantastic and fun! thanks for sharing. :)

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 9 years ago

    I love everything about this! I will take one of each please!

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 9 years ago

    Lovely! Thank-you for showing us yet another great collection!

  • TheVinylChalkboard

    TheVinylChalkboard said 9 years ago

    Lovely! Thank-you for showing us yet another great collection!

  • FrancesPhotography

    FrancesPhotography said 9 years ago

    cool collection and a wonderful way to see your pieces for sale - displayed in your home!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 9 years ago

    Wonderful finds!

  • MomsantiquesNthings

    MomsantiquesNthings said 9 years ago

    How Fun!!

  • wwcsilverjewelry

    wwcsilverjewelry said 9 years ago

    Very nice decor I think I have some of that in my attic.

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage said 9 years ago

    I just noticed the great vases on yourmdresser and on the windowsill of your loving room. I love how you group things.

  • NittyGrittyVintage

    NittyGrittyVintage said 9 years ago

    Get The Look, is my favorite article, on Etsy. I look forward to it, each week. Keep up the good work, Christine. Drew, I completely share your trill of the VINTAGE hunt. Your house rocks!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 9 years ago

    You had me with the mask.

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica said 9 years ago

    Yay!!! I love Drew! He's got the best taste AND the pillow cover I bought from him a couple years ago is one of my fav. handmade things I own. I wish I had his work in my shop right now! Drew rocks - thanks!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    Beautiful picks, really love the quirky yet homely feeling.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Vintage chaos also describes me! Love your article! Congrats!!

  • sunkae

    sunkae said 9 years ago

    ***Nice Deco!***

  • LucyLola

    LucyLola said 9 years ago

    Fabulous post! Way to go, DREW!!!!!!!

  • kmwatkins

    kmwatkins said 9 years ago

    Great taste, Etsy dude!

  • tippleandsnack

    tippleandsnack said 9 years ago

    What a cheery home!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 9 years ago

    Individualism rocks! Love love the Antique HANDSOME MAN Portrait from nickandnessies

  • HausProud

    HausProud said 9 years ago

    LOVE it!

  • Lwyz

    Lwyz said 9 years ago

    I hope one day to have a collection as interesting as yours!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 9 years ago

    The beautiful and neatly organized gorgeous thrift stores treasures that you have in your house are no junk by any means!! You have such an eye for a beautiful classic object, I love your taste!! Ah, what a breath of fresh air to see your house and meet you!! Be well and keep it up!!

  • blueroompottery

    blueroompottery said 9 years ago

    Thank you Christine for one more beautiful Sunday Get the Look Decor article!!

  • newmoonglass

    newmoonglass said 9 years ago

    That's quite a walk down memory lane...I remember glueing colored rocks to make pictures like the Elf with butterfly above! The word "vintage", though, is making me feel old...

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 9 years ago

    Great selections ~ love the look.

  • TokulVintage

    TokulVintage said 9 years ago

    Wow ~ such a great selection of authentic vintage! So glad I took the time to take a look.

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 9 years ago

    Such gorgeous things- fantastic style. Congratulations on the feature

  • CoolStuffByDesign

    CoolStuffByDesign said 9 years ago

    Great article! love the finds!

  • JanJat

    JanJat said 9 years ago

    I love the pillows! Thanks for showing out out-of-the-ordinary can be extraordinary!

  • RhiannonsRealm

    RhiannonsRealm said 9 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • kandidjewelry

    kandidjewelry said 9 years ago

    This stuff is so interesting and cool. Those are the things that make a home unique, set it apart from the average cookie cutter construction.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 9 years ago

    I love your apartment and You're like me it's hard for me to narrow my style to just any one thing.

  • KnottinPearls

    KnottinPearls said 9 years ago

    Organized chaos sounds like me too! Love the items

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 9 years ago

    YUM! Home is where your vintage ♥ is ...sweet post indeed!

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 said 9 years ago

    YUM! Home is where your vintage ♥ is ...sweet post indeed!

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage said 9 years ago

    Some serious vintage goodness here!

  • simplycollectible

    simplycollectible said 9 years ago

    Fantastic! LOVE vintage. There is a certain comfort that comes with vintage.

  • crackthesky

    crackthesky said 9 years ago

    Love this! What an amazing, unique, interesting home.

  • itbaus

    itbaus said 9 years ago

    I love vintage!

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 9 years ago

    Fabulous finds!! LOVE the colors! Vintage is the best!!

  • daydreamjewels

    daydreamjewels said 9 years ago

    Great finds, good decor taste! <3

  • bingbingdog

    bingbingdog said 9 years ago

    love the white skinny neck wide bottom vases!

  • littlejarofhearts

    littlejarofhearts said 9 years ago

    Fresh finds of 2011! Love the post!

  • AMSkrafts

    AMSkrafts said 9 years ago

    Great decor! I love the "organized chaos;" makes every room interesting and colorful. I especially like the porta file metal box; so old school and cute! brings back childhood memories

  • StudioConestoga

    StudioConestoga said 9 years ago

    Great finds, love your store Drew, and now off to peek at ur blog. Best wishes!

  • kitschcafe

    kitschcafe said 9 years ago

    wow, thanks everyone for the nice comments! and thank you to christine and etsy for the great article. what a great way to start off 2011!!!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 9 years ago

    Lovely shop!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 9 years ago

    Wonderful! Congrats to Drew!!!

  • walldesigner006

    walldesigner006 said 9 years ago

    Great stuff,thanks for share!!

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 9 years ago

    that eames lounger would be the kind of junk i could really go for!! wonderful mid century fun here! drew's got it going on!

  • theobscureabluvion

    theobscureabluvion said 9 years ago

    Love the color!

  • funkomavintage

    funkomavintage said 9 years ago

    this looks like the homes me and my artsy friends have created for the last 40 years! all kinds of fun!

  • valeriatelier

    valeriatelier said 9 years ago

    wonderful Drew!! I love your colours..great decor!!

  • JodysVintage

    JodysVintage said 9 years ago

    Way too much fun...love this, Love the Sunday blog!

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 9 years ago

    Great eye! Thanks for sharing1

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 9 years ago

    Great eye! Thanks for sharing1

  • EllaJewelry

    EllaJewelry said 9 years ago

    Great eye! Thanks for sharing1

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 9 years ago

    I love everything!

  • NsewFabrics

    NsewFabrics said 9 years ago

    Thanks for the peak !!! & it all works soooooooooooo great together...

  • CarlasFunkyArt

    CarlasFunkyArt said 9 years ago

    Love, love, love, that arm chair rocker! Great finds! :)

  • JaniceCordeiro

    JaniceCordeiro said 9 years ago

    I love a good treasure hunt.

  • 3rdgenerationgypsy

    3rdgenerationgypsy said 9 years ago

    Love it! And sending a link to my Mom to say ..... SEE I TOLD YOU I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE!

  • ForsythiaHill

    ForsythiaHill said 9 years ago

    Nice refined vintage - love the look and VINTAGE!

  • wingedgiraffevintage

    wingedgiraffevintage said 9 years ago

    Drew is a man after my own heart! Life is good when surrounded by great design and imaginative vintage pieces. Can't wait to take a look at your blog.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 9 years ago

    Organized chaos is what we used to call 'eclectic Goodwill' decorating style. Love it all.

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 9 years ago

    A lot of people try to dress up their flea market finds and make them look classy, not this dude. He just goes for it. And has a fun, pretty house as a result. (Can you call and guy's house pretty? Not sure.) Love this!

  • PleasantPeninsula

    PleasantPeninsula said 9 years ago

    Love all the bright patterns and teak!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 9 years ago

    Looking at all the vintage makes my heart beat faster!!! Love it! :)

  • madebyhumanhands

    madebyhumanhands said 9 years ago

    Yay Drew! Recognize.

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 9 years ago

    Reminders of Days gone by! I actually did one of those rock pictures (like the elf) when I was a kid. Love it!

  • StopTheClock

    StopTheClock said 9 years ago

    A very happy place indeed! Thanks for sharing such fantastic taste!

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin said 9 years ago

    I'm a huge fan of kitchcafe -thanks for letting us in to the world behind your shop!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 9 years ago

    extremely covetable

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful collection!

  • sewcutebykatie

    sewcutebykatie said 9 years ago

    Very cool collection. I love the pillows and the afgans!

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings said 9 years ago

    Reminds me of my Aunt's house when I was a kid! She was very cool at the time.

  • SweetlyScrappedArt

    SweetlyScrappedArt said 9 years ago

    I need that dream big pillow as a constant reminder. Sometimes, we forget our goals, or what we want with the everyday humdrum of daily routine. I need to refocus and this pillow would really help :)

  • WireEffectsbyKendra

    WireEffectsbyKendra said 9 years ago

    Great!!!!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 9 years ago

    Very nice...

  • doveandflower

    doveandflower said 9 years ago

    WOW,I feel like totally changing my taste from shabby chic thrift store chic to modern eclectic thrift store chic :)!

  • HeroDesignStudio

    HeroDesignStudio said 9 years ago

    Oh my gosh, my dream house! Love it all. Great post with so many droll-worthy goodies!

  • VintageStarrBeads

    VintageStarrBeads said 9 years ago

    electric pop!

  • claireferrante

    claireferrante said 9 years ago

    Love!!!

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 9 years ago

    Wow! this is a great post!! I love so many of the items I can not list them!

  • cozystudio

    cozystudio said 9 years ago

    wow great drew such is similar life i live and love. thanks too christine for great article drew you have almost the exact same paint number that i have ..i bet alot more stuff too thanks again love it all

  • VintageExpedition

    VintageExpedition said 9 years ago

    Midcentury rocks!!! Thanks for the color durring my winter grey period.....!

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 9 years ago

    Love theAmerica - Chair & Ottoman!

  • bluezoo1968

    bluezoo1968 said 9 years ago

    way to go so much wonderful things,love the red and white chairs !

  • ThriftyVintageHome

    ThriftyVintageHome said 9 years ago

    Love your eclectic style !

  • ItsBella

    ItsBella said 9 years ago

    this is really great! [I found the post via the junk man's blog!] Loving the paint by numbers...I had the same one that is pictured on the left side!

  • shopdomestica

    shopdomestica said 9 years ago

    How did I miss this?! Drew is my go-to guy for inspiration/cheering up on these cold winter days - congrats, DRew - awesome post! Love + thanks!!

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