i have a collection of minnow buckets that now house magazines. vintage pails like these are also wonderful for showing off big bouquets of flowers, hanging as a grouping on a wall or simply displayed along a shelf.
how about rusty old lunch pails? they make fabulous planters! especially cute on a front porch...
and of course one of my personal favorites...old drawers. they can serve a multitude of tasks. rusty metal ones can line up as memo boards. old wooden ones bring huge style to your office, studio or playroom. house office supplies, papers, paints, crayons, toys...anything and everything.
i really, really adore repurposing old farm finds. this ancient chicken coop door now serves as a super sweet photo board. some of our favorite b&w family photos are simply tucked into the wire and can be changed out easily.
old farm rake heads are so charming hanging on a wall...especially in groups. imagine a line of them along your mud room to house jackets, bags and hats. also fabulous in your closet or bathroom for scarves and necklaces. i love their old rusty patinas...just brush on (at least) several coats of minwax polycrylic to seal them up before using with your clothing.
how about old windows? you can find them at flea markets, yard sales and antique malls. use a scrap of fun fabric and place behind the glass. i hot glue the fabric into place!...seriously...it's that simple and the fabric is easily removed.
i love when my sweet vintage clients send me photos of their purchases in their new surroundings. this old dart board recently left my shop for its new home with diego.
he sent me these couple shots of his new york apartment where the dart board now serves as a unique photo display and marvelous graphic statement! and aren't you just crazy in love with the huge letters above the couch? way to go diego!