Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vintage Repurposed

While there's nothing like the thrill of finding a lovely vintage piece in perfect or nigh-perfect condition, there's also a lot of fun to be had in repurposing or otherwise reworking a piece that has promise. I love seeing someone post a photo of a beat-up old piece of furniture that is chipped, maybe discolored, but still has beautiful lines, then post a photo of the same piece of furniture transformed into something amazing with just a little elbow grease, a few coats of paint, and maybe some fabric.

I collect those types of DIY projects whenever I see them posted. Maybe eventually I'll even have time to do something with one of them!

Here's a fun one I just found! All you need is an old jewelry box with drawers, an old book or three, and you can go from this: this!!


  1. very cute idea! whats the easiest way to cut the books out though? i did it once and it took damn near forever

  2. so cute! I saw some books yesterday from the early 1900's that would be beautiful like this...

  3. I LOVE books!!!! This idea is FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing. :)