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Monday, November 25, 2013

Vintage Decor Guest Post from Eva

Hello my friends,
today I am doing something entirely different.
I have invited Eva Stephens from Home Decor to do a guest post for me. She is a fairly new blogger who has many creative ideas to share on her blog.
I have been busy painting our basement and have not been posting for over a week.
I know you will enjoy what Eva has to say.

Hi, I am Eva from Home Decor. Today I will be sharing some vintage decor ideas with you. Cindy has been kind enough to invite me to bring forward my thoughts. Hope you enjoy them. Happy Reading!

There are many ways to decorate a home, depending on the size of your pocket and your aesthetic preferences. People with a surplus of money and lack of time might prefer to hire experienced decorators and buy luxurious, expensive furniture because that is how they make sure they will get quality.

People without resources to spare rather learn how to do many of the house renovation jobs themselves and they do a thorough research when looking for furniture that is both affordable and decent. Though it might seem like people with more money will certainly have more attractive homes, that is not necessarily so. Good taste and resourcefulness can’t be bought.

Vintage never goes out of style

One thing that many people interested in home decoration have in common, regardless of their financial situation, is this: they all love vintage. Vintage is the style that never goes out of style and the best thing is that it can look as good in big, rich mansions as in small, cosy apartments.

What do we mean by vintage? What comes to mind are comfy, rustic armchairs in brown leather, intricate chandeliers, black-and-white photos in painted-wood frames, deck flooring, dried flowers in a simple vase, antique-looking mirrors, decoupage boxes or suitcases used as coffee tables, etc.

DIY vintage ideas

If you’re at least a little creative and enthusiastic about your home and how you want it to look, you’ll find the Internet an amazing source of inspiration for easy DIY tutorials on how to freshen up your furniture, walls, stairs and other parts of your house.

Pinterest comes to mind as number one place to start. With lots of photos and tips on vintage decoration, we’ll end up with more ideas than we’ll ever be able to carry out. One thing that dominates these photos is the colour white. It seems that vintage fans like their walls and wooden furniture to be painted white, though there are usually other colours around the room to break the white up a little and bring in some exciting dynamic, warmth or anything else a host wants in his or her home. 

Warm earth colours are also frequently displayed on walls and floors of vintage decorators, but there are always some surprising colours present as well and some examples of that are: a black sculpture or lampshade, big red pillows, fuchsia curtains, etc.

Creativity goes a long way

Many people engage in DIY home-decoration activities because they are fun and because these people have learned that decorating doesn’t have to be complicated at all. With little imagination and spare time, you can end up with the most impressive home for showcasing. Here are 3 short tips on how to create unique pieces of furniture:

#1 Find an old, big suitcase that you can decorate using napkins and decoupage technique. Place it in your living room where it will serve as your coffee table. Or you can use it as a dresser.

#2 Use white paint to paint an old wooden photo frame. Wait for it to dry, then repaint it some other colour – for example, blue or gray. When it dries, sand of the edges until the white paint starts showing through. Place a black-and-white photo of you or your family inside the frame and hang it on your wall.

# 3 Cover your sofa and armchairs with white covers and white pillows, then place an orange lamp or some other decoration on the coffee table next to your white furniture.

These are the simplest possible ideas on how to “vintage up” your home. Trust your instinct and soon you’ll create a home that you’ll completely fall in love with.
(source: Pinterest)

Thank you Eva, for filling in for me today.

I hope to get back to posting real soon.



oldthings said...

Dearest Cindy , nice post with so many ideas and instructions ! Ι made myself the frames with family photos and I put on sofa white pillows ! I agree with you there are many ways to have your own vintage style !
Thank you for the ideas and so kindly that Eva invites you !

randy cox said...

Great! Thank you for sharing vintage style ideas. Especially I like that coffee table idea. Good and inspired. Home Inspection Melbourne

Rebecca said...

I miss you, Cindy!
But thanks for inviting Eva to share her great ideas (and Pinterest pictures.

Shelia said...

HI Cindy! How nice to ask Eva to share with us! Love her ideas and those gorgeous snaps. I'd love to see your little truck. I just poked the tree in the bed - candy canes would be cute. Don't work too hard on painting your basement!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

It's me said...

What a nice idea Cindy !! this post.....lovely week love Ria...x !

camp and cottage living said...

I look forward to seeing what your up to in that basement, my friend!
So nice of Eva to fill in for you.

Pamela Gordon said...

It was nice to meet your guest blogger, Eva. She has some great ideas. I hope you'll be back to blogging soon Cindy. Take care.