From flea market finds to family antiques, upcyling old pieces can add charm and style to your home.
One of our favorite things about the vintage style is that heirlooms and antiques find new life in our homes. Whether kept in their original condition or repurposed completely, these vintage pieces add a touch of charm to a home, and make a space feel more comfortable and lived in. Do you have any family heirlooms or thrift store finds that you’re not quite sure what to do with? Read below for our best upcycling hacks on how to give your vintage pieces a breath of fresh air.
Use paint and a few creative twists to update an old table. Remove hardware, and use painters’ tape to create stripes on the tabletop. Cover the entire table in Chalk Paint, and let dry. To give the legs a sleek dip-dye effect, simply paint a portion of them in your favorite hue—we chose a punch of metallic!
Step into a whole new way of looking at things with a project that turns a flea-market discovery into a cheery, new piece of furniture. Start with an old screened or glass-paned door, and carefully remove either the screen or glass. Measure the space top to bottom and side to side, and have a professional cut a piece of mirrored glass to fit. Working from the backside, apply clear silicone adhesive in the tracks, slide in glass, and press into place. Use either glazing points or wood strips to secure. Simply lean the door against the wall, drape with a bit of bunting clipped from lovely scraps of fabric, and stand back to reflect on your ingenuity.