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Turn a blank stairway all into a display of treasured family photos. Print the pictures in sepia or black and white to give the photo an older feel. Use a variety of image sizes and display inside weathered or antiqued frames.
Classic bird prints add flair to any room. Use pages from a vintage book for an authentic look. Choose images that have at least one common hue to create the perfect display. Mat illustrations backed with solid-color scrapbook paper in clip-edge frames.
Repurpose old barn windows as wall art and hang them on the wall for a reflective and interesting piece. Peeling paint adds to the vintage feeling of the mirror that was rescued from a Dutch barn. A reproduction Louis Philippe chair is upholstered in old feed sacks to add to the rustic, vintage feeling of the room.
The vibrant colors of vintage fruit and vegetable crate labels create make a bold statement when they are grouped together. Displayed amidst a sea of white accessories, atop white scalloped shelves, the graphic labels pop and create the perfect retro cottage display.
A large vintage sign is the perfect way to add personality with an accent color. This circular sign's bright red color stands out against the stark white kitchen. It the sign is bold enough to that it can hold its own in this open space. Smaller items, such as a small red tractor and cutting board, pick up the accent color.
Protect your beach treasures in a shadow box to relive your vacation year-round. For the background, use a scrap of vintage wallpaper. Then adhere your sea fans, sea horses, and shells to the paper and assemble the box.
Rather than incorporating vintage clothing into your wardrobe, add it to your decor. This framed vintage swimming suit is just the thing to add a lighthearted touch to this red breadboard and white room.
Cottage style and old shutters are naturals together. Try hanging shutters horizontally for displaying photographs, postcards, letters, and clippings. If years of paint and weathering prevent your louvers from closing tightly enough to hold the papers, use a small piece of double-stick tape to keep items in place.
Ceiling medallions function as frames for these pretty still-life china plates. Easy to find in a variety of sizes, composite fixtures are designed to dress up the ceiling plates of chandeliers. Hunt for decorative china at flea markets or garage sales, attach the dishes to the centers of the medallions, and hang them on the wall. To ensure the dishes will stay put, use a strong adhesive, such as E6000, to create a good bond.
Add interest to any room with rustic or vintage artwork from a flea market or garage sale. Choosing a theme gives the display even more character and makes it easier to select pieces from a variety of choices.
Mismatched sign letters found at architectural salvage stores and flea markets make stunning displays when grouped together. Use the same letter in different sizes for added impact. For a no-nails-necessary project, simply lean the letters against the wall.