Meredith Greenberg
Meredith Greenberg
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  • Redondo Beach, CA

5 New Uses for Old Things - DIY Home Decor


Greetings Readers!
I would like to preface this entry with that I felt very inspired to write on this subject. Since I am a lover of "Old" things, I would also love to make them current and useful. I have so many antiques in my apartment. (This creates my eclectic style that I love!) What you don't know is that I have A LOT of old things stored away and protected. But I have decided that I would like to re-purpose them.
1.  Old Hardback Books - Take them apart! You heard me! Take them apart and use the front and back cover to bind a new fun journal for yourself. I would even use a couple of the original pages with in the notebook to add some fun ...
1. Old Hardback Books - Take them apart! You heard me! Take them apart and use the front and back cover to bind a new fun journal for yourself. I would even use a couple of the original pages with in the notebook to add some fun ...
2. Vintage Postcards, Photos, and Stamps - Turn it into hang-able wall art! All you need is a little time and a hot glue gun! I think I am actually going to paint a thin layer of something fun over this collage.So stay tuned for the...
2. Vintage Postcards, Photos, and Stamps - Turn it into hang-able wall art! All you need is a little time and a hot glue gun! I think I am actually going to paint a thin layer of something fun over this collage.So stay tuned for the...
3. Old Silverware- Into Kitchen Towel/Potholder hooks! Heat em up and bend them to your will! A little metal working may be required to drill an hole in the silverware to be able to secure them to the wall or maybe think about...
3. Old Silverware- Into Kitchen Towel/Potholder hooks! Heat em up and bend them to your will! A little metal working may be required to drill an hole in the silverware to be able to secure them to the wall or maybe think about...
4. Picture Frame - This can magically transform into... A cocktail tray
4. Picture Frame - This can magically transform into... A cocktail tray
and jewelry holder...
and jewelry holder...
A Chalkboard...
A Chalkboard...
a bedside tray for pretties!!
a bedside tray for pretties!!
A magnetic board! Options are endless...
A magnetic board! Options are endless...
5. Wine Glasses -  Tea Candle holders. A little sand, a little light and the "Vois la!" you have some new accent decor for your living room, bedroom, bathroom or entryway!
5. Wine Glasses - Tea Candle holders. A little sand, a little light and the "Vois la!" you have some new accent decor for your living room, bedroom, bathroom or entryway!
Just another take on wine glasses as tea light holders.
Just another take on wine glasses as tea light holders.
Meredith Greenberg

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  • Brittany
    on Aug 6, 2014

    Love these ideas. I have two calendars from the past two years that I just love the monthly photos on. I have been thinking about making a collage. Cool stuff.

  • Pat Mencke
    on Sep 25, 2014

    Beautiful ideas. Thank U.

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