Sometimes vintage items that may no longer have a home can make great useful items in your home. Whether it’s an old door, a painting ladder, or reclaimed wood from a barn, there are plenty of ways to incorporate these items to make an interesting and unique piece to match your style.
If your creative juices are flowing and everyday items inspire you, the possibilities are almost endless. Here are 10 ideas for inspiration on how to use vintage items for home décor:
That old door. A reclaimed rustic door can be used for almost anything if you’re willing to be creative. Create avintage-looking mirror that leans against the wall, create aunique book shelf or use old spindles or even repurposed plumbing pieces to create a vintage table like these on Pinterest.
Vintage bottles into pendant lamps. Old glass bottles have many uses indoors, including vintage-looking pendant lamps like these examples on Pinterest.
The ladder shelf. An old painting ladder can be used almost anywhere, like this example as a wall shelf or hanging on the wall as a book shelf.
Places to hang. Try using an old rake head to hang jewelry or ties, like this example on HGTV.com. Or use old door knobs here on Pinterest or even drawer pulls to hang household items.
Wheelbarrow planters. An old vintage wheelbarrow can be repurposed as a planter, either outdoors or indoors in a sun room, like here on Pinterest.
Shutter ideas. Use old shutters in a variety of ways indoors, from decorative wall art to an entryway mail slot or even a vintage place to hang decorative items.
A piano shelf. That old piano casing can be installed on the wall to make a unique shelf, like this example on boredpanda.com.
Sliding interior doors. If you have the space, trying using reclaimed barn doors or doors with decorative stained glass like this example on Houzz.com as sliding interior doors.
Vintage industrial carts. Old carts from industrial warehouses can make great coffee tables, serving carts or even a display shelf for household items.
New uses for old books. Take your old books and add some wall supports to make shelves, like this example, stack them up to create a lamp base, or put them under glass to make a unique coffee table.