And another great idea shared by my friend Jess Powell of Pink House Marketing! She converted two matching antique doors into a headboard and footboard. After a fresh coat of paint, the doors were halved and received hinges that allow folding for easy transport. The headboard received a trim treatment across the top for a clean cut look, followed by sconces. Although they’re normal sconces from the local Lowe’s, these particular ones are far from normal–the antique doorknobs below control the lights! They push for on/off function, and twist to dim the sconces!!! It does NOT get any cooler than that–this is officially my most favorite use of antique doors!!! Thanks, Jess for sharing!
I’m often asked for ideas on how to incorporate antique doors into home decor–I have a full Pinterest board of ideas! I saw this idea today and had to share. For folks who don’t necessarily have many vintage looking items in your home but still admire these beautiful doors, this is the type of project that would be a happy medium!
Natalie, at A Turtle’s Life, posted this creative project. Thanks for sharing, Natalie!
And guess what–I have a whole shed full of antique doors, barn doors, windows, and screens. I’ll be selling them at Hope Heritage Days in September! Be sure to stop by and snag one.
It’s been too long since I had some “me” time, so tonight I’m treating myself with blog hopping. I wanted to share the inspiration, so here’s tonight’s top picks!
And with that I’m literally falling asleep! Guess that’s all for tonight.
I hit jackpot today. That is, if you like junk! My favorite is the “Super Market” antique sign. Just $15! Score! Hubby’s already worried about how and where to put it. Most obvious is the kitchen, maybe above the hearth? … Continue reading
So maybe I’ve been watching too much of American Pickers, but I love junk. Junk is my style–it makes me happy, mainly because it’s most often free (or almost free). But also because it gives a nod to the past and often adds texture to today’s shiny, polished trends. But junk isn’t the prettiest term for this style of decorating, and after standing at the store’s magazine rack for an hour tonight I found the perfect term for my style of decorating–salvage finds. Not too much more glamorous, but a little bit better than junk, a little less formal than shabby chic, and a little less confining than country. So salvage style works for me.
The magazine that inspired me most was Flea Market Style. It had a feature about popular blogs that feature decorating with salvaged goods. Most of the blogs I frequent already but it gave me the idea to share them with you too. So here’s some top picks for those into the salvage style:
I came across this beautiful fall mantel decor on the blog It’s the Little Things. What a neat way to decorate your fireplace for Thanksgiving!
A big detail that sets it off are these cutesy letters that spell “Happy Thanksgiving.” I probably would have used a uniform font and it wouldn’t be as cute as hers!
I love how she spares no attention to details.
Even the wood is incorporated into the design!
I think another favorite is this whimsical grapevine that wisps across the mantel. And the family has tied paper leaves that display what they’re thankful for.
Very cute! Check out her blog for more ideas.
Outdoor entertaining has hit new levels–and not just in the decorating sense, but also on the wallet. My mission was to find one-of-a-kind lighting for around our back patio without breaking the bank. Solution? Buy the cheapest Tiki torches and upgrade with a can of spray paint!
RustOleum has a line of multi-purpose satin sprays that feature hot colors. I used the Green Apple, but it was a tough choice between the grass-like shade of green, Aqua and Seaside Green. We scored a 15-set of resin chairs on Craigslist for $100. Slowly, the back patio is coming together. I loved how the torches turned out!