A Salvage Chic Outdoor Room
Vintage finds create a shabby-chic look on this cozy porch.
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A mix of salvaged finds paired with soft floral fabric creates a cozy look on this simply southern porch.
Get the Look: Re-cover a weathered wicker sofa in layers of old-fashioned floral fabrics in a single color palette, such as pale pinks, blues, greens, and white.
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To add to the girly chic look, broken china beautifies a banged-up table. To add to the sweet sitting area a child's chair makes it the perfect place for tea parties.
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Reclaimed wood scraps and hardware help create this embellished bird house.
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A small, mosaic picture frame perfectly displays a beloved photo on a sunny porch.
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Refinish a new table made from home center lumber and treat it to the same distressed antique finish as secondhand ladder-back chairs. Mixing new made-to-look-old pieces with old ones is part of the salvage game.
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Mixing painted china and glassware is another way to achieve an eclectic feel. A vintage floral tablecloth and pots of fresh flowers finish the look.
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Repaint a window box, giving it French style and a handcrafted look.
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To create this look, a castaway crib was converted into a daybed. It is dressed in mini-floral fabrics. A stained-glass window subs for artwork.
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Soft bedding is topped off with rosebud-embellished, embroidered pillows. Whimsical ruffles and trims are light and elegant.
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A rusty, painted bucket looks fresh when filled with bright, cherry flowers.
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Trash to Treasure
Haunt old building sites, garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales for castaway pieces like this shutter. A soft coat of paint and distressed finish gives it a new life.
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Mosaic Window Box
Revive a plain window box with a mosaic of broken china, and then fill it with heirloom annuals, such as pinks and periwinkles.
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Recast a wire basket as a window box. This French basket rests on a chair.
Get the Look: Line the basket with sheet moss, and then fill it with miniature zinnias, stock, and daisies.