Four moves in five years. That is our reality. Four moves in five years means you’re a pro at packing, you’re probably nuts, and that you’ve mastered repurposing your home décor. I don’t like the heavy lifting, but once all the big stuff is in place, my wheels start turning about what goes where when it comes to our décor, and how I can repurpose, reuse, and make items we’ve had for years seem new and fresh. I love the creativity of this process, and I love the challenge. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite repurposed décor items that I used in my office at our new house.
At our last house, the Suburbialand house, we replaced every single light fixture. For some reason I kept the one that was in the breakfast nook area, even though it was dirty and dusty and could have easily gone in the dumpster with everything else. I just had a feeling I’d find a spot for it, and one house later, I did!
In the new house, the Coastal Craftsman, I needed a new light fixture for my office, so it was time to breathe some new life into this forgotten little baby. I busted out some spray paint, lost the fabric shades, and switched the bulbs out for a fun round style and, voila! A whole new look that is perfect in my girlie office space. All for the cost of a can of spray paint.
Every single object on the two floating shelves in my office is dear to my heart. One of my favorites is the paper flower bouquet that I made and carried in our wedding.
The next piece is a multi-repurpose and I just adore the way it turned out. You can see this piece on the wall in my office if you look to the left when you come in our front door and I just think it is so unique and special.
The wooden monogram was given to me by my best friend when Lane and I got married. It spent some time in the window above the bathtub in our last house, which you can see here, and was absolutely gorgeous. People thought that the monogram was etched in the glass.
I struggled with a place for it in our new house. I knew I wanted to use the giant chalkboard that I made (another repurpose project that you can see here!) out of an old piece of artwork, but it looked so blank and empty on the wall where I hung it. I had a lightbulb moment when I realized that it would probably be the perfect size to frame the monogram. And guess what? It was!
(Sidenote: I get lots of questions about my Cricut and if I like it, use it, and if it’s worth it… Short answer is YES to all of the above! I will link up some projects I’ve done with it soon, but I love this pretty mama and it was worth the splurge. For more info and affiliate link for your shopping convenience click the pic below:
Repurposed home décor items are some of my favorites. The things that we hold on to usually have a story and memories attached, so repurposing is a much better option than just tossing items out when you move or want a new look.
I really do love the challenge of how to make old items work in a new space, and the satisfaction that you get when you can revamp an old item on the cheap!
I don’t know about you, but mama’s got diapers to buy, so I was thrilled when these repurposed home décor items for my office were just what I was looking for, but things I already had! What are your favorite repurposed home décor items?
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