Kick up your vintage style a notch by getting inventive with ways to use, display and reinvent your flea-market finds into fabulous new décor pieces. Not only will you wow your guests with your innovative ideas, but you’ll also have a personal piece with a new story to tell. Here are 6 ways to use upcycled décor in your home!
1. Dine In
Sometimes being creative doesn’t involve a lot of work, just a new way of looking at things. Here, interior designer Alison Kandler polished up a wrought-iron patio set, leaving the weathered patina intact, and brought it indoors as a dining room set.
2. Shutters for Shut-Eye
Designer Alison Kandler helped design her flea-market-loving mother’s tiny cottage. Part of packing a lot of style into a small space? Make sure each item speaks volumes of personal style. Here in the bedroom nook, Alison repurposed a fabulously chippy painted window shutter into a headboard.
3. Follow the Ruler
Colorful schoolhouse rulers get a new lease on life as cabinet fronts, transforming a basic cabinet into a memorable décor piece.
4. Salvage Style
Architectural salvage pieces such as shutters, mantels and moldings are flea-market gold. Upcycled as wall art in this living room, they have a big visual impact.
5. Tin Can Gardening
Looking to amp up the vintage style in your garden? Here’s an easy project to get you started: Eschew plain pots for colorful vintage food tins to give your garden some vintage flair.
6. Beautiful Music
Upcycled décor doesn’t have to involve much. Designer Chantal LeBlanc hung an old guitar on her wall, doubling the creativity and stepping up the spring style by using it to hold flowers for a gathering.
Looking for more vintage and upcycled décor ideas? Tour this Ventura Beach home bursting with artful vintage creativity.