Traveling along with The History Channel’s American Pickers as Mike, Frank and Danielle scour the backwoods of American looking for hidden treasures, and bantering back and forth with Barry, Darrell, Brandon and Jarrod , on A&E’s Storage Wars are two of my favorite activities on a dull and dreary day in New Jersey. Whether it is finding an extraordinary item from a vintage bottle collection for a great price on American Pickers, or buying a room-full of clothing stacked on top of a chest of rare coins from the 1900’s on Storage Wars, both shows are chock-full of surprises, twists and turns. But my favorite thing to see on these shows is when the everyday items are found and then transformed into a beautiful piece, like a battered dresser being transformed into a beautiful piece of furniture, or an old clay water pot being cleaned up and used as a decorative flower pot.
However, I can’t spend my time on the road and in storage centers after a long week of work, so I am led to the internet to find inspiration around me and of course, cheap and beautiful decorations. Although you can create a decorative grouping with vintage bottle collections,