Sunday, May 1, 2011

Something Old, Something New

Two of my favorite things are old windows and old picture frames.  I love to repurpose them, and I love to mix them with the unexpected for a new, fresh look.  We have a local antique store that has TONS of old windows out front where you can score some amazing finds for $5 to $10.  Here's a great idea for using an old window frame outside in a new way...




Attach your window frame to the wall, and add a window box near the base.  By simply attaching a window box and adding a springeri fern to the base of the window,  you can create an entire new look for your outdoor spaces for just a few dollars. 

Here's another great idea for using an old frame outside....Attach the frame to the wall (this frame was attached using L shaped hooks).  Take two grapevine wreaths of different sizes and wire together.  Hang the wreaths inside the frame.  Attach a window box near the base of the frame and add a springeri fern.  Again, an entire new look with repurposed items!

By mixing something old and something new, it's super simple to create unique outdoor displays that are high on style but won't break the bank!


Linking to Debbie Doo's Newbie Party, Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures, The Tattered Tag's Keep it Simple Sunday, Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, and Savvy  Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesdays.

















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26 comments:

  1. Oh my...I love these ideas...the grapevine wreaths look outstanding!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Love this look! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  3. Hi!
    I came over from Debbie's Newbie Party-- I love the look of old windows used outside. The grapevine wreath is so natural looking.
    I like the layered effect... Pat

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  4. Hi Farica~

    Simply beautiful ideas! I love great ideas to spruce up the outdoors. Thanks for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week, looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  5. Both of these are lovely. I do like the one with the wreaths the best though!

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE these ideas! Just became a happy follower, would love you to follow me back. Martina

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  7. I'm looking for some old windows myself for a little project of mine. Maybe I'll find some today.

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  8. Love it both ways, Farica! Great plant, too! I love that shade of green. Is that a fern?

    visiting from Thrifty Treasures! : )

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  9. Saw you at Debbie's..This is great, love both and love the versatility!!!

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  10. Such a wonderful idea! Love it! Being Southern is the best!

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  11. That looks so pretty. Saw this at Debbie's and wanted to pop over to see! I wish I had an outdoor space where I could copy this!

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  12. clever idea! Found you at Debbiedoos party. Let's follow each other. Janet

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  13. What a great combo, might have to try this too.

    Sylvia

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  14. Farica,, this is such a fun look. Thanks!

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  15. I love old windows as well - so many ways to use them!
    Great job - looks charming!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    visiting from Costal Charm

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  16. I love how you decorated your old windows! Beautiful!

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  17. I love this look... a great way to spruce up the outdoor area.

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  18. Adore this look! Love the doubled wreath!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

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  19. Thanks for the wonderful ideas for frames. I have a few and was at a creative loss as to what to do with them!! Love yours!

    XO,
    Janie

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  20. Love these looks! I have some old window frames I've been hanging on to for the right project. You've inspired me :)

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  21. Adorable! What a great way to spice up an outdoor space, love it! Thanks for sharing!

    I also want to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, you are so kind and I apologize for taking so long to get over here.

    Off to browse your blog! XOXO ~Liz

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  22. Hi Farica, thank you for your nice comments on my dining room table arrangement and Etsy items! I love what you have done with the this outdoor space...very creative and unique! I looked back at your son's prom pics and he is very handsome. LOVED that dress his date was wearing...very pretty and different! I came across some pics of my prom yesterday. Wow! my dress was short, tight and every color of sequence you can imagine! I wanted something different and it sure was that! lol...Have a great night! Kristen

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  23. I'm SO envious !! Do you know how long I've been looking and looking for an old window frame? No luck here ... they're damaged beyond what I could repair. I love what you've done ... wonderful inspiration! xo

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