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Making Old Things New

Who doesn’t love new. In the new year we enjoy that everything is fresh and new. Who wouldn’t like a new bike, new home or new car? But there is a great beauty about taking things of the past and making them ‘new’ . . . repurposing. I thought I’d share with you a little collage of some fun vintage repurposing ideas. If you click on the caption below each photo, it will take you to the link where the item can be found.

An old Peanut Butter Jar, turned chicken feeder and then re-purposed once again into a light. Yours on Etsy if you agree to the price. Very unique.
Beautiful white and rust.
I have a similar piece in my bedroom that I use to clip photos, special notes, banners, name tags from events and other things that inspire me. An old gate works perfect for many functional purposes.
Who would imagine that an old cheese box would be such a cute decorative item. I could also see this being used to store arts and crafts supplies. So lovely.
Functionality with this old crate is perfect to transport coffee and cups or even to provide a ‘hot cocoa station’ all contained in this cute wooden crate.
Kick up your feet and relax. This antique crate was turned into the most darling ottoman.
Yes, the rear end of a pickup truck turned Flower Stand.

The list could go on and on. A wonderful thing is that these days you can find things that look old but for a much smaller price. Hobby Lobby is a fantastic store for items that look weathered but are ready for you to use. No work in repurporsing. Have you re-purposed something to make it ‘new’? I’d love to know more.

Warmest creative wishes,

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide