I started out the year like I always do, inspired to shake things up, move items around, save money and workout some smart repurposing projects. I shared them and created a few posts for inspiration. After finishing a few projects like this nightmare, I ran out of steam around late February.
Therefore, it’s time for a new round of inspiration. This time around, consider a number of these exceptional vintage items which are enjoying a second career around the house. Even in the event that you don’t find these specific things, then I expect they’ll open your mind to new ways to use a number of the old stuff you find next time you clean out the attic. Heck, I hope it pushes us all to clean out our attics.
WA Design Architects
What is it? A metallic ballot box.
What’s it doing in its new life? Called a nightstand that offers plenty of storage. And hopefully it’s not filled with uncounted ballots and dimpled chads.
Requirements: locating a ballot box or creating a”General Ballots” sign on the pc and sticking it onto a classic metallic backward.
What is it? A pair of old wrenches.
What’s it doing in its new life? Serving as a gate handle and hauled outside the home of 2 Seattle artists.
Requirements: Wrenches are easy enough to find, but you’ll need to know how to weld.
Lisa Tharp Design
What is it? A classic glass pie screen case (right side of photo).
What’s it doing in its new life? Acting as an elegant side table from The Concord Green House.
Requirements: A trip to the flea market or an Internet search, and being very careful with the glass sheets when hauling it.
Becky Cunningham Home
What is it? A nesting corner for birds.
What’s it doing in its new life? Providing a nest for candies classic pitchers and jars inside the house.
Requirements: Lots of elbow grease to make sure it’s clean and sanitary; someone who knows how to hang something level and discover studs; 2 individuals to hang it.
What is it? A classic metal file stand alone.
What’s it doing in its new life? Called a patinated dish rack in The Old Painted Cottage.
Requirements: A bit of a search; eliminating surplus rust with a wire brush.
What is it? An industrial cart.
What’s it doing in its new life? Being an industrial-chic coffee table.
Requirements: All these can be found prepared to go as coffee tables from many retailers, such as this one.
Desire to Inspire
What is it? A pile of magazines.
What’s it doing in its new life? Serving as a plant stand rather than taking up precious storage space.
Requirements: Magazine hoarding tendencies.
What is it? A bunch of former Mother jeans from the’90s.
What’s it doing in its new life? The varied amounts of evaporating create entertaining denim stripes on those throw pillows at The Upward Bound House.
Requirements: A pile of unflattering jeans you would not be caught dead in anymore and also the most elementary knowledge of sewing. If you ever took home ec and can thread a machine, you are good to go.
What is it? Classic suitcases.
What’s it doing today? Serving as storage and as a table in Etsy artist Lockette’s studio. She uses them to transport and display her products in displays.
Requirements: I promise you that someone in your loved ones, regardless of having employed a bag with wheels for years, has a pile of those collecting dust somewhere. Clean the musty odor by throwing a dryer sheet inside each for a couple of days, then airing them out outdoors.
What is it? A pile of old teacups and other china pieces.
What’s it doing in its new life? Serving as a Special and stylish floor lamp at a Victorian house in Santa Cruz.
Requirements:A wiring kit, superglue, um… if you want to put holes at the china to run a wire down the center, then that is outside my DIY ability set. Otherwise, it is possible to attach the cable down the back of the lamp and stick it in a corner, and nobody will be the wiser.
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What is it? A classic cattle feeder
What’s it doing in its new life? Serving as a container for succulents.
Requirements: Finding a classic cattle feeder (or buying a new galvanized tub at a hardware store; it has a similar appearance and is extremely cheap ), poking holes at the bottom, spreading some gravel, filling it with soil and incorporating plants.
What is it? A group of classic ceramics.
What’s it doing in its new life? Adding style and fun to a desk when corralling office provides.
Requirements: Trips to the thrift store, a look on eBay or a look through your cabinets to select find pieces like this for a tune.
Inform us: Do you have some creative repurposing happening in your home? By sharing them please motivate us.
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