Repurposed Decor Ideas

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Items used in new ways as decorative home elements.

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Wooden cigar boxes can display wash clothes and hand-soaps with style.
Antique Wooden BoxesWooden Cigar Boxes

Wooden cigar boxes can display wash clothes and hand-soaps with style.

Old Wrought-Iron Gate Repurposed As Decorative Fireplace Screen

Rustic Decorating Ideas Fuse The Past With The Present

Old Wrought-Iron Gate Repurposed As Decorative Fireplace Screen

Old Louvered Shutters Table Display

Da blei det horisontalen....

....en liten stund - etter en liten økt med huslige sysler rundtomkring sa Erna klart i fra om at nå måtte jeg ta å bremse! Med andre ord ble det nå en høyst ufrivillig pause,for skal sant sies var jeg godt i siget og jobbet som en helt og sjonglerte med opptil flere arbeidsoppgaver samtidig.Og koste meg med det.Men den hersens Erna (min verkende høyre-midje-side) har vært skikkelig kranglete og sur et par dager nå,og det er vel med Erna som med resten av kroppen på denne tausa her....når…

Repurposed Plumbing Pipe As Floating Shelf Brackets

Floating Shelf Ideas From Repurposed and Upcycled Items

Repurposed Plumbing Pipe As Floating Shelf Brackets

An antique wooden vise clamps a trio of books with cool "industrial style."  Vintage hand tools, such as wrenches, create unique accents (displayed on book spines in this instance).

Rustic Decorating Ideas Fuse The Past With The Present

An antique wooden vise clamps a trio of books with cool "industrial style." Vintage hand tools, such as wrenches, create unique accents (displayed on book spines in this instance).

Old books wrapped in brown paper and bound with twine.  An old found bottle is filled with a few old, rusty nails.  Free, "Restoration Hardware" inspired decor.

Restoration Hardware Inspired Vignette

Many of us pull design inspiration from various sources; our favorite home improvement shows, online avenues such as Pinterest and of course...

An old tractor flywheel adds industrial and/or steampunk style to a hall console table as a unique, decorative element.

Green Decorating - Restore, Reuse, Reinvent Your Home Decor

An old tractor flywheel adds industrial and/or steampunk style to a hall console table as a unique, decorative element.

Reclaimed Beam Used As Floating Shelf To Display Artwork

Floating Shelf Ideas From Repurposed and Upcycled Items

Reclaimed Beam Used As Floating Shelf To Display Artwork

Old basement window repurposed as a table centerpiece.  Use it as a base (tray) for some lightweight accents to create a unique focal element.

The Frugal Tree

Be sure to visit the Frugal Interior Design Website to learn more about my organic styling and repurposed home decor.

Reclaimed Beam Used As Decorative Doorway Lintel

Floating Shelf Ideas From Repurposed and Upcycled Items

Reclaimed Beam Used As Decorative Doorway Lintel

Vintage Basin Under Coffee Table.

At The Picket Fence with Vanessa Hunt

Is it really the middle of July? Did we really see Back to School Supplies and Fall Décor appearing in stores? We love Fall as much as the next gals but we definitely are going to make the most out of these lazy (ha!) days of summer! And what better way than partying here with …

Old chimney topper is used as a hefty, decorative planter for a container garden.

Container Gardening Ideas and Tips For A Successful Look

Old chimney topper is used as a hefty, decorative planter for a container garden.

Wine Cork Serving Tray

DIY Serving Tray

While I was in Florida last month, I happened into a wine shop down in Tarpon Springs and they had these really cute serving trays made with wine corks...here's the pic... This one had a $45 price tag on it! Now I've had this tray for several years now and although I still get plenty of use from it, the style of the tray no longer reflects the tone of the decor in my home or back patio where I plan to use it. I thought the best way to transform this tray would be to paint it with my homemade…

A vintage fishbowl is used for a coffee table display.

The Repurposed Fish Bowl

So, numerous years ago I acquired some glass retro fish bowls at a yard sale for super cheap. I've always had aquariums and figured they m...

A vintage level is used as a table centerpiece.  Tea-light votives fit perfectly within the level's view windows.

Level-Headed

I try to be levelheaded all of the time but sometimes things in life just seem "crooked". So, in the interest of all things "level" I decid...

A salvaged piece of rusty stove pipe is used to create a cool, chunky, floor-standing candle pedestal.

The Frugal Tree

Be sure to visit the Frugal Interior Design Website to learn more about my organic styling and repurposed home decor.