So, I was telling you before that I would be posting interesting articles from the Country Registers. Well here is my first one. This article is really good about using antiques for decorating and finding new uses for old things. I do love antiques so I can relate to this article.
DECORATING WITH ANTIQUESRepurpose antiques to create a unique, one-of-a-kind display. Think outside of the box. Can it be used for storage? What can you put in it?
A vintage toolbox holds mason jars filled with dried goods such as flour, sugar, coffee, oats and rice.Crocks come in many sizes. Once used for storing food, crocks nowadays can be used to hold towels, magazines or even shoes! A child’s chair with a not-so-perfect seat is repurposed as a plant stand.
Wooden boxes or crates are ideal for both display and storage. They come in many sizes and shapes, and can be used to store DVD’s, books, or video games.Use a small antique bowl or dish to hold bars of soap, Q-tips or cotton balls in your bathroom. Smaller dishes can also be used to hold paperclips, binder clips or rubber bands on your desk.
An old ladder makes a perfect plant stand or quilt rack. Try using one on the bathroom for hanging towels.Be creative! But most of all have fun using old items in new, unexpected ways.
Reprinted by permission from Country Register of Minnesota.