Every few months, I find a particular area in my house that I become bored with or annoyed with. I feel the urgent need to change it up, dress it up or fix it up. Problem is, we’re almost always on a tight budget, and well, I’m also just a wee bit cheap. So, instead of going to the store, I go “shopping” in my house. Here are a few of the items that I’ve repurposed for other decorative and functional uses:
- Colorful, vintage flower pot to hold feminine items on my bathroom shelf
- Large glass vase to hold magazines in our guest bathroom
- Vintage wooden airplane propeller hanging on the wall in our kids’ playroom
- Stylish black stetson hanging on the wall in our bedroom
- A vintage window pane will eventually frame a picture in one of my bathrooms
- Baskets, baskets, baskets — we use a basket to hold bread in the kitchen; two handled baskets sit on the bottom of our staircase to hold items that need to be taken upstairs; a labeled basket is assigned to each person in our family in the entryway of our house to hold keys, bags, lunchboxes, sunglasses, etc; my husband and I each have our own basket on the counter of our bathroom to hold our respective toiletries
Looking for more inspiration? Check out these ideas from around the ‘Net for repurposed home decorating:
Old and vintage maps as wall art, from Poetic Home.
Learn ideas for repurposing an old dresser, leather or vintage fabric from Home Made Simple.
Like Merchant Ships has a collection of ideas for what she calls “using what I have,” including turning a punch bowl into a planter, using a curtain panel as a table cloth, and using an old chair as a stereo and ipod stand.
See how Small Notebook repurposed a bar in her new home into a kid’s closet.
Photo by SemperNova.
What are some things that you have repurposed as home decor?