Tuesday, February 26

Repurposing





One decorating practice I tend to use frequently in my home (honestly, before I ever read it as an actual piece of decorating advice!), is to "repurpose" vintage objects....Take old objects and use them for a new purpose. These are just a few simple examples. Casserole dish for book display, magazine rack for aprons/linens storage, truck for book display, vase for flatware, and refrigerator crispers for sewing supplies. We also use a breadbox for office supplies, metal vegetable bin for entryway shelving, egg basket for produce, and I was once working on turning a red metal baby crib into couch seating. That one hasn't panned out yet, but someday.

7 comments:

Carla said...

LOVE your vintage storage. I already look for vintage items to use in different ways, but your post has given me even more options I hadn't thought of.

kirsten said...

wow, fun stuff!
my faves are the knives in the vase and the blue magazine rack - what a great find! love that blue.

moomer said...

Great pictures of your creative settings! Makes me want to get out & do some flea marketing/antiquing.
I'm looking forward to the next time we can do that together.

Marcia said...

I love the books in the truckbed! Very cute.

Amy said...

I love your taste.

Randi said...

Cute ideas! I love the truck with the books in it!

Melissa said...

wonderful! i love all of these ideas so much.