Thinking it’s time for a makeover in your home and you don’t want to spend a fortune? Is Vintage your style? Maybe it’s Rustic or Shabby Chic. Not sure where to start?
If you think Vintage is your style – you like decor that has an aged look. The terms, Vintage, Rustic and Shabby Chic are sometimes confused. Vintage decor is defined as decor or items over twenty years old. Items that were used in a certain period of time. It could be an old clock, suitcase or furniture used years ago. Decor with an aged look – your mother’s fine china or a pretty lace dress.
Whereas rustic is more farm, country, or outdoors related. With a rustic theme, your decor may include burlap, handmade signs, twine, and chalkboards just to name a few. You may have a wagon wheel outside or enjoy decorating with cowboy boots.
Shabby Chic is a softer look, often thought of as romantic. Lacy fabrics, feminine florals, repurposed furniture. A mixture of old and new pieces.
Want the Vintage look in your home? You don’t have to spend a fortune.
Decorating on a budget can be as easy as shopping at a local consignment shop, checking out a few estate sales, or cleaning out your own closet.
Visit the consignment shop down the street. Chances are you’ll find a few vintage pieces perfect for your home.
Old cameras, luggage, vases, and mirrors will add charm and character to your home decor.
Deep, rich colors are considered Vintage “Rustic” style.
Older neighborhoods often have wonderful vintage finds. You may find older furniture and accent pieces, imperfect or slightly worn as Empty Nesters clean out their closets, attics, and garages looking to simplify their lives –
Check your closets before heading to the consignment shop. You might be surprised by what you find. If you don’t mind digging for treasures…
Don’t rule out thrift shops, yard sales, or flea markets. Keep your eyes open for weathered mirrors, antique-looking suitcases, record players, old frames, and vintage-style candle holders.
Love the weathered look of this old wooden antique dresser? Then – Vintage may be your style.
To achieve the time-worn look – new furniture is often distressed. Furniture may be given several coats of paint before sanded or rubbed off to appear worn or aged.
Distressing furniture is making it look older and worn. Creating a weathered look on a piece of furniture or accent piece is a popular design style.
There are many techniques that can be used to age a piece of furniture. Distressing, white-washing, and antiquing are just a few.
Did you know? You can tea stain fabric to achieve the look of worn or old fabric. Want to recover a chair with vintage-looking fabric?
It’s as easy as making tea.
Want to learn? I’ll show you how. Check out my DIY – How to easily make Vintage Looking Fabric blog.
I’ll show you how to achieve a weathered look with cotton or linen fabric. You can tea stain silk and wool also. If you’re going for a vintage look you’ll want to use either cotton or linen fabric.
While you’re on the search to find your style, just browse around before making up your mind. Pinterest is a great place for ideas.
What’s your style? I’d love to hear from you.
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