“These hollow, plain, closet doors were a freebie find,” explains Sara at Thrifty Treasures. Inspired by a picture of vintage French shutters, she decided to turn the old doors into new decor for her home.
Heidi from Muslin & Merlot was given a set of vintage, silver-plated utensils. “I’ve been taking them out, rubbing them with toothpaste and staring at them for almost a year, waiting for crafty inspiration,” she confesses. “Yesterday the recipe box was sitting next to the spoons. The light bulb turned on!”
Over at her blog, Flimsy Pi, Karen explains that a friend gifted her with several old windows. “When we picked them up from her house my husband thanked her for ‘feeding my habit’,” Karen laughs. She decided to use the first window as a display for some handmade doilies, a gift from another friend.
When this dresser fell into Rachel’s hands, it had come straight from her grandmother’s attic, painted a brilliant color of orange. Rachel painted with a much more subdued shade of grass green, and it’s been that way for several years now, she explains at Maison de Pax.
Have you ever wanted the design impact of a graphic statement wall, but felt unsure of the commitment required–both to install and live with? Well, over at The Happy Housie, Krista found a couple of ways to get around those commitment issues. She covered a wall with pages from old atlases.
Over at Design, Dining + Diapers, a dinner at a barbecue restaurant prompted Taryn to come up with this paper towel holder for her kitchen. She fell in love with the industrial style holders on the restaurant tables, and realized that she could make her own, starting with the scrap wood she already had on hand.
Aren’t vintage kitchen tools the best? Over at House By Hoff, April knew exactly what she wanted to do with this old colander as soon as she laid eyes on it.
Over at One Krieger Chick, Ariean tells us, “Years ago, my dad came across this cast iron bathtub in excellent condition and since he knows I kinda like old stuff, he asked if I would like it.” Of course she said yes, but it took her a few years to figure out how she’d use it.