I love repurposing things..especially old things. One of my favorite magazines is Real Simple and I love their New Uses for Old Things articles. I am always amazed at the creative things people come up with. I have tried my hand at a few new uses for old things with old windows and doors being my definite weakness. I have told you many times about how I buy a LOT of my home decor from the Fancy Farm Girls sale (coming up soon…info at bottom of post!), so I decided to share a few things I did with my finds! First off…
I have actually turned this old window into a few different things, but currently I was in need of a frame for my new pictures I took of my kids. You could buy glass to fit inside and frame them as you would any frame, but I like to have it be easily changed for new pictures. I first thought of backing it in metal so I could use it as a magnet board, but then I had a different idea…
…clothespins and washi tape!
Here is a close up of the washi tape covered clothespins. The fun part is there are so many colors and patterns to choose from, you can make it match any decor and add a splash of color to about anything!
I first had this upright leaning against my wall with a cute wreath on it. I liked it there, but what I really needed was something BIG above my couch. So I flipped it sideways and now it takes up the space perfectly! I love the comments I get from kids – they all want to know where it will take them if they open it. I have had fun coming up with stories to answer them. 🙂 (note: door and clock purchased from Fancy Farm Girl Sale)
I love it just plain, but it has also been a fun backdrop for holiday banners.
Remember this spooky banner? It displays all my holiday banners and makes them really POP! By the way, you can get all our FREE printables, here.
I even tried it with my new window frame…
Thrift Store find
This old wire store display I picked up at a thrift store is my new favorite picture display. It is easily changeable (perfectly fits 8x10s) so I can put new pictures in as I take them. This is one of the first things people see when they come in my house and I have received so many compliments on it, I think because it is being used as something unexpected. I have also used it as a magazine rack in the past.
(note: table in picture purchased from Fancy Farm Girls)
Old Window #2
My last example is still a work in progress. I have it resting on a temporary table in my living room to be sure I like it in this space. I had another big wall I needed something on and I think this might be just the thing…I just need to decide how I like it better.
Either way I think it will take up the space on my wall just right. Now to figure out how to hang it best.
Those were a few things I have done with purchases from the Fancy Farm Girls sale. They are the PROS at making old things BEAUTIFUL and useful again! I think even I would have passed up this…
But just look at this!!!
Isn’t it amazing what some stain, paint and vision can do? I love the numbered drawers from an old dresser used under this table for extra organized storage. And the collage of frames…with NO pictures! So creative.
Old Entry Table, Frames, and Drawers
“It’s here! Our Annual Spring Barn Sale. The barn is full and the painting and sanding are well underway! If you haven’t made it out to the sale yet, you’re in for a treat! For those who have been out, you know the drill, bring your girlfriends and bring your trucks! We hope to see you all there!”
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If you aren’t lucky enough to live in Boise, go hit a garage sale or thrift store and let your imagination run…I am sure you can find a treasure to decorate with!
Do you want more inspiration? Check out these posts to see more.