Saturday, January 10, 2015

Re Purposed Items in my Home - Part 2

Hello everyone!

Here are a few more items that I've re purposed in my home.  

I've had this old porch post for years.  I actually have a pair of them.  I used one in my sitting room as a planter.  The top of the post is open so I can stick plants down in it.  They are not real though.



I love using interesting things as planters.  Here is another one.  This is a soup tureen.  I just took off the lid and plopped this plant in it.  I like the contrast of the white against the greenery.



I love old grain sacks, especially ones with monograms.  I actually cut this one in order to use some of the fabric to cover a chair seat.  By cutting it, it made it longer so I decided to use the rest of it as a table runner.  It is unfinished on the side, but that doesn't bother me.  



I'm using this wicker covered bucket as a trash can in our powder room.  I like that it is both functional and pretty.  



I love using dishes to decorate with, not just to serve food.  These white platters are grouped on a wall to form a pleasing arrangement.  Now they make an interesting wall display.  



I don't know how to read music but I love the look of aged sheet music.  You can find old sheets at antique stores and even Etsy.  I have been enjoying wrapping them around candles and tying with string.  It's a fun way to add interest to plain candles.  (Note:  If you're going to burn the candles, then I would recommend wrapping the sheets around a glass container that holds your candles.)



And last but not least, I found a checked shower curtain at Ballard Designs Outlet several years ago.  I decided to cut it down the center to make two panels.  Then I added some burlap fabric and trim to the bottom to lengthen them.  I hung them in my bedroom as draperies.  


So, have I inspired you to use things in new ways around your own house?  I hope so.  It's a great way to make your home unique and  even save money.  

Hope you all are staying warm during this cold chill that's blanketing much of the country.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

27 comments:

Susan Newbigging said...

Kelley I love your unique way of using plants around your home. I love the fence post and the tureen. It amazes me how creative people think.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cute ideas, Kelly! I love trying creative ways to use old items. It's great for the purse strings, as well! Your ideas are beautiful!

Art and Sand said...

Lots of fun repurposing.

I have an almost identical soup tureen and I use it for plants and flowers too.

Linda said...

I love using things in differnt ways!! That shower curtain is a great idea!!! Looks just wonderful!

Pondside said...

That shower curtain is brilliant. I think there's great satisfaction in re-working something to suit your own particular style and home. It's more fun than just plunking a pile of money down - you've made it part of you!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Lots of great re-use ideas, Kelly...adds so much character to decor!

Sally Somervill said...

More great ideas! love them all! Your home has a casual elegance that I just love.
Sally

20 North Ora said...

Kelly - Lots of great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy

Debby said...

I like the curtains. Your home is so pretty.
OH

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Pretty, pretty....you always have great ideas. I am feeling mad love for the waste basket, lol! Jane

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Pretty, pretty....you always have great ideas. I am feeling mad love for the waste basket, lol! Jane

Cozy Little House said...

The curtains are gorgeous!
Brenda

Primroses Attic said...

Kelly love your ideas. I always try to use things in different ways.Love the candles.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those pretty curtains!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi kelly
I big thing that inspires me is just this...Repurposing something into another use.
Love the wood column, and as for planters I look for the unique as you do here.

Thank you for your visit, and indeed we design around the same tones of pale and weathered.

see you soon.

xx
Dore

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the shower curtain...turned into a bedroom curtain!! Also love the plates on the wall and the music sheets on the candles...so pretty!
~Cindy

Doreen@househoneys said...

I love Ballards, and it looks like you got quite the score Kelly! Very nice! The pillar is unique, but functional. Love it!

Suzanne said...

Great ideas, Kelly. I have always loved your porch posts. Have a great Sunday!

Missy George said...

Love the curtains..You have some very unique and clever ideas..Great imagination..

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your repurposed finds are what make your style unique, Kelly. I love them all!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love, love, love all of it Kelly. xo Laura

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Kelly, you have a beautiful home! I love the way you repurpose things. It's so interesting and I love the pop of surprise. I've always thought the mainstream stores make shower curtains prettier than window curtains. I love how you made the Ballard curtain work for your window. Love it all!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Great ideas, Kelly especially the shower curtain!!!!!!!!! Love that!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

You've just given me a wonderful idea of what to do with my soup tureen I just put on display! I love those galvanized letters in that pic too. I actually like the look of unfinished edges on the table runner. Love all your ideas!

Jaybird said...

Great ideas!!
The music paper works well on the battery powered candles too. If you look at the $$ stores, you can sometimes find the candles (on Christmas clearance even)that have timers. I have three on my piano that come on at 5:00 PM and go off at 10:00PM. They lend a nice glow to the room!
Blessings and many thanks for all of your ideas!
J

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are so great at repurposing...I love all of the items you have shown....especially the shower curtain made into drapery panels!!!...beautiful Kelly!

Anne said...

Beautiful inspiration Kelly!