Wednesday, July 14, 2010
How to repurpose vintage kitchen items and give them new life!
From cooking utensils to trays, there are so many creative ideas out there to make a fun statement with old kitchenware. Originally, these antique kitchen objects were created to last, and they have! So, whether its an old pie plate, the half of a salt or pepper set, the top of a sugar bowl, or an old tin tray, why let them land in a landfill, when they have already stood the test of time?
Here are some fun ways to remake your mothers, aunts or grandmothers old standby into a new functioning household treasure or work of art to admire for another generation (at least!).
From Country Living--Perfect for a country home...A Magnetic Note Tray. Makes this a lovely old tray a work of art!
Fork note holders from Iblumdesigns.com Very fun! Makes clutter look so neat.
Silverware hooks! Old or new designs all work well. Match your decor. A great way to repurpose incomplete sets from designspongeonline.com
A cover missing a bottom matches up to an old serviing plate from
From Aa muffin tin to an office tin from
Sweet idea for an old fashioned sugar dispenser! Tada--Handy String dispenser.
Plate and candlestick--what else could you do this with? bowl? Wine glass? A fun idea and conversation piece!!! I think it would work with any style...modern, antique or vintage.
Great use for wine rack--One way to display a rolling pin collecton. I have seen these old wine racks used for bath towels and dish towels (rolled up), too.
One way to have A Tea Party By DannysDaily.com
Lastly, three very creative household creations by artist Giles Eichenbaum...