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 ...
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...
4. Picture Frame - This can magically transform into... A cocktail tray
and jewelry holder...
A Chalkboard...
a bedside tray for pretties!!
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!
Just another take on wine glasses as tea light holders.

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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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