Lori Verderame, PhD.
Incorporating antiques, vintage items and heirlooms into the aesthetic of a home’s interior design evokes memories and dazzles a room. Don’t be afraid to place something old next to something new and contemporary. While there are traditional ways to decorate the four walls of a room with paintings, prints, wreaths, etc., there are also non-traditional solutions that can make your walls look beautiful.
Take a few well-worn but vintage suitcases – available at flea markets for $ 15 to $ 50 each – and carefully cut them in half using a handsaw. Sand any rough edges that will touch the wall. Then attach the half with the handle to your wall studs using the wall bracket hardware. A few suitcases hung next to each other will give your guest room an air of travel. Use an old makeup case as a tote for jewelry and other small keepsakes on a nearby table to complete the look. The result of reusing these vintage travel items will be a nifty and stylish space that even travel accessory designers like Louis Vuitton would love.
Forget about painting a wall a different color than the other three and consider this signature wall technique: A mural world map.
Cut out various pieces of wallpaper printed in the shapes of the continents of the world. Apply the wallpaper shapes as they would appear on the pages of an atlas and create a wall of cool and decorative elements. Enhance die-cut shapes with rub-on lettering to indicate cities, landmarks or famous places you’ve visited. Also use this feature wall method to create wallpaper cutouts of a color wheel for a budding artist’s bedroom, a map of the United States for a geography fanatic, or a baseball field for your player. little league favorite.
If you want to make a wall in your craft room both functional and stylish, use a hanging metal plate rack to hold wrapping paper rolls, blank stretched canvases, or empty flea market ready frames. to be filled with mirrors, needlepoint images or vintage objects. impressions.
Don’t cry over broken antiques or heirlooms. Also, do not throw away the broken pieces. Pick up the pieces and do something useful and special. Broken porcelain plates are common and you can also make a beautiful photo frame from old iron ceramic transfer plates or pieces of red terracotta pottery. Be sure to use a tile grout in a secure wood frame. Remember to wear gloves to protect your hands from broken and sharp pieces of ceramic.
When it comes to antiques, make them part of your home decor and keep the memories of your loved ones at heart.
Dr Lori Verderame PhD. is an antique appraiser, author, award-winning TV personality on the History channel’s hit TV scavenger hunt show, “The Curse of Oak Island” and hosts antique appraisal events around the world whole. Visit www.DrLoriV.com/Events, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call 888-431-1010.