So I have decided that one of my favorite things to do is go antique-ing. But when I say antique-ing, I am not talking about the kind where you go and spend $175.00 on a mirror. I am talking about the kind of scrounging through many consignment shops, and antique shops to find a treasure for a great deal. I have always had a love for "old" things, but it wasn't until recently that I really started to enjoy it. For the centerpieces at my reception, we gathered silver pieces (tea pots, tea cups, trays, vases, etc.) that were then filled with flowers in different arrangements on each of the tables. This was actually a lot of fun to do because I got to do a lot of antique-ing. And now I love to look for items for decorating the home! My goal is to stay in the range of "cute clutter" and not cross the line to "cluttery crap"- so please do tell me if I've indeed crossed that line. :)
One of my favorite places to look is Samara's Garden. It has a mix of both expensive pieces as well as great finds and steals. I just recently grabbed a few frames from them. And then- I grabbed one of my latest projects. It is a door - probably a part of a french door and I got it for $3.00. :) I was very excited about it. The top of the door is open, and the bottom still has the piece of glass intact. It is a work in progress and I am trying to decide what I think of it at this point. Here it is!
One of my favorite aspects of the door is the keyhole!! I used to love collecting old keys when I was little, so I absolutely loved this.
What I did was buy "wire nails," pretty much the smallest kind, and some thin wire. Then I tapped the nails into the back of the door and strung the wire across and wrapped it around the nails.
Here you can see one of the nails with the wires wrapped around.
And here's the final product! I actually staggered the wire, so that every other row is a little bit in front of the other. This allowed me to fit a few more pictures on the wire. My goal is to eventually find some smaller clothespins so it doesn't take up as much space, but this will do for now.
I am looking forward to doing other projects around the home- Pinterest is very inspiring for this. But for now, here are a few more of my cheap antique-ing treasures!! Enjoy.
I found this mirror for $8.00- isn't it stunning?
Okay, so I might be obsessed with random frame/photo walls- but I just love them! I love the look of the empty vintage frame, which I got for $10.00!! (And yes, I do need to still fill that other frame, but you get the picture...hah get it?).
Until next time...