Vintage Finds Reused

Posted by on July 21, 2015 in Decor | 30 comments

Vintage Finds Reused


I love the look of vintage items. Of course, you need to use your vintage finds in unique and often different ways from what they were originally intended. The fun part is not only finding them, but also putting them in just the right place. I think it gives a room lots of character and interest.

Up in my husband’s office, a bonus room above the garage, we have a small bathroom. The bonus room is converted into a guest room when married kids come home to visit. It serves a dual purpose.

The bathroom is decorated with vintage pieces. I’ll show three of them in this post.  Another vintage piece was highlighted in Vintage Washboard Wall Cabinet.  You might want to check it out, too.
Vintage Finds Reused

Now, where I found this Post Office Delivery Box is beyond me. I can’t remember just where or when it was. Anyway, I roll washcloths inside it for the guests. I’d like to know the history of this piece and where it came from, wouldn’t you? Any ideas?

The mirror above the sink is a vintage window from the old cabin we took down on our property. I kept the handle on it and put mirrors in the broken window sections. It was an easy and inexpensive redo. 

Vintage Finds Reused

To the right of the sink, I have an old Starch box mounted on the wall. It is for cups, lotion, and any extra items that guests might need.

Vintage Finds Reused

So that’s my small guest bathroom with several vintage finds reused! What have you reused from days gone by?

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  1. Thanks for sharing your vintage finds at my last Fabulous Friday, I am taking a break from this party and doing another party where I co host and its called Dream Create and Inspire. Stop by if you have a few minutes
    Thanks Maria

    • Thanks and I’ll do that!

  2. I love using the old mailbox as a towel holder…you’ve got a lot of great repurposed ideas here! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. I hope we see you again tonight!

    • Thank you! I love using old treasures.

  3. Loved the mirrored old window! I have 3 windows I am trying to decide how to use.

    Loved having you share this pin in the Pinterest Game! Good luck, and we hope to see you back next week!

    • It’s an easy way to use an old window!

  4. I absolutely love this! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for bringing such a masterpiece to our party. I hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

    • Thanks for pinning and tweeting!

  5. You are having fun with the vintage items, if only they could talk. Very interesting.
    Fridays Blog Booster Party #17

    • I’ve often wished that very same thing! I’d like to know their history.

  6. Omg I love this!! Great idea!! It looks so cool!

    • Thanks! Appreciate your visit!

  7. Fun ideas. That mail box is adorable.

    • I especially like that, too!

  8. Love it!! I am an upcycling junkie. 🙂 Thank you for bringing your fabulous post to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you this weekend!

    Sadie Seasongoods

  9. This is such a great idea! I love this!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. Love the post office crate! how neat 🙂 I am one of those people that don’t always see a cool use for odd finds so I need you to go adventure shopping with me sometime!

    • That would be fun!

  11. I love vintage items and anything that’s considered Americana. Great post! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday. Please join us agian this week.

    • Thanks and I’ll stop by!

  12. Hello, I’m visiting from Share It Sunday! Vintage decor always adds warmth and charm–love yours! I use thrifted vintage finds all over my home and garden. Blessings, Cecilia

    • Bet your home is charming!

  13. Love these pieces and how you have incorporated them into your decor. I especially love how you made the mirror – so creative. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

    • Thank you! It was inexpensive, too.

  14. I love how you’ve reused these vintage finds. You see things all the time and think “wow, that’s cool but what would I do with it?” so it’s always fun to see some ideas that others have done!


    • Others have inspired me, too. When you have something with a little history, it is fun to find a way to use it. Glad you stopped by!

  15. Hi, I’m glad I found this. Great ideas here. I’m a grandmother too. I have 4! I love your blog. And I pinned this and followed (jody53)

    • Thanks so much for your kind comments! Glad to have you as a follower!

  16. Thanks for the feature!


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