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GETTING ORGANIZED IN A BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FRENCH COUNTRY WAY

2019

GETTING ORGANIZED IN A BEAUTIFUL

Vintage FRENCH COUNTRY WAY

Do you enjoy a well organized home?

If you do - your in the right place. I have so many ideas that I'd like to share with you and in the end - knowing where everything is is a beautiful feeling!

Being organized doesn't mean using utilitarian things to get you there - no, no, no. This may have been the case back in the 80's - but no longer the case now by any means. Not only have people become creative in upcycling things to use, but companies have become geniuses in creating all of the gorgeous trays that are out there.

GETTING ORGANIZED IN A BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE FRENCH COUNTRY WAY

Using a variety of trays to create small vignettes and keep everything in its place is one of the most gorgeous ways to decorate.

Repurposing old windows to make cabinets for your throws and blankets, or your bedding is simply gorgeous to have in your home. There's something to be said about having something so old, that belonged to someone else in your home.

USING ANTIQUE WINDOWS

Using antique windows is a gorgeous way to build cabinets in all sizes to store your favorite blankets, bed linens, cloth napkins, dish towels and all sorts of other things for your home.

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Before we really get going, I want to share this tutorial on how to make a cabinet with an antique window like seen above. This will give you the basics on making a cabinet.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF MAKING AN ANTIQUE WINDOW CABINET IS buying your windows first. Doing this will tell you how large to make your cabinet.

Once you learn how to make a cabinet with antique windows, you'll be able to make any of the cabinets in these photos.

Antique Windows used to build Cabinets

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You and hubby could build some gorgeous cabinets using old windows. You might have to step outside your comfort zone in going to a place like Habitat for Humanity that always has an abundance of old windows to start your project. Very important first step in creating cabinets.

Antique Windows used to replace doors on hutch

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Replace the doors to your hutch with antique ones. Visit your local Habitat for Humanity often to see what they have for windows - as you never know who might be donating them.

How gorgeous would it be to just replace the doors on your modern cabinet to give it a whole new look? Just measure half the width of your hutch and the length to know what size windows you'll need. Then it's just a matter of switching out the hinges.

Antique Door

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Using antique doors is another gorgeous way of adding a personal touch to your space. Use them as is, or paint them. If you decide to paint them, just paint over the existing finish. They only used

This is very easy to do. Just removed the door to your vintage medicine cabinet and replace it with an old window. Your only dealing with the hinges.

French Country Trays

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Wood, wicker, natural rope, metal, antique crates, antique tool caddy, antique metal - all beautiful trays to decorate your home.

French Country Trays

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Having a tray in your living room on a coffee table or side table is a wonderful way of creating a small vignette with the things you love, but also is a place to keep the remote control that your always misplacing.

Once you start doing these things, you'll be amazed on just how creative you'll get.

French Country Trays

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Whether if it's a heavily worn antique wood tray, or a new tray - their beautiful to add touches of the seasons in.

French Country Trays

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Your dining room and nooks in your home deserve a gorgeous tray to.

USING VINTAGE CRATES & TOOL CADDY'S

Antique French Country Trays

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Antique French Country Trays

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Your kitchen is probably where you can really enjoy trays. It's the best way to organize things that you use all the time. These things become decor in your kitchen. So with this said, they should speak to your style. These are gorgeous antique crates and a tool caddy.

See if you can find one for the state you live in.

French Country Trays

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Using antique metal bins is such a personal way of adding a tray in your kitchen. Gorgeous newer natural trays can be just as personal with the right touches. Like here with all of your favorite cooking utensils in a ceramic container.

USING ANTIQUE FINDS IN AN UNEXPECTED WAY

Repurposing an Antique Rake

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We've been talking exclusively about using trays in your home, buy why not think outside the box when organizing your kitchen. Using an old rake head is a wonderful way of getting organized and it's something unexpected - creating interest in your kitchen.

Repurposing Antique Finds

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Using different pieces of vintage and antique finds to organize your home shows a meaningful and personal touch that you've placed on your home.

Essentials for your Craft Room or Office

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Don't forget about your craft room or office as they need storage too.

I love how they've used tin cans covered with beautiful paper in this photo to the right.

Repurposing Antique Finds

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Repurposing An Antique Trunk

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If you ever come across an antique trunk - get it. I have one in my bedroom and there is so much space in these. They were used as travel trunks many, many years ago, so they were built to hold a lot of stuff. There beautiful to use as coffee tables.

Repurposing Antique Finds

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If you can't find an antique trunk, then look for a vintage suitcase to use as a coffee table. I love how they've painted this in a chalky white and then heavily distressed it. Then they simple glued on feet to the bottom.

I also love how they've repurposed this old grater. Using it to store your favorite utensils, as well as a hand towel holder.

ORGANIZING WITH TRAYS IN YOUR BEDROOM

French Country Trays

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We can't forget your bedroom, another area of your home where you could use a little organizing. Use your gorgeous trays in here as a place to put your daily jewelry, perfume bottles and maybe your favorite nail color.

Look how gorgeous this gold antique tray is.

French Country Trays

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Or you could place one on your bed which is simply devine to walk in on. Even if you don't use it, having one with a small candle and one of your books opened up with maybe a pair of antique glasses is a gorgeous way of adding a piece of you to the space.

USING VINTAGE SUITCASES FOR STORAGE

Repurposing Antique Luggage

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If you come across some old pieces of luggage - grab them. They make for the best storage.

I have two very old suitcases that I use in my living room for storage. I will never part with these because there extremely functional, as well as being gorgeous.

NOT NECESSARILY NEEDING VINTAGE OR ANTIQUE FINDS

Amazon French Country Finds

If your not able to find antique or vintage finds, then how about exploring Amazon? They are all from Amazon and I think they have a pretty vintage and antique look to them.

ONE MUST HAVE GORGEOUS ORGANIZING LABELS

French Labels

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French labels to help with your kitchen organizing.

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