Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Off The Porch And Into Your Shop: Using An Old Shabby Railing For Displaying Artwork And Vintage Trays

A Shabby Painted Porch Railing Can Really Do The Job Used Indoors As A Display For Large Metal Trays, Prints And Artwork

I spotted this shabby display at the Bleu Willow in Simsbury recently. How clever is this, using the spaces between an old porch railing to organize your framed paintings, tole trays, large prints etc.

Using architectural salvage indoors is quite trendy right now. Glad my friend Laura rescued this piece. She has a picker who bring her these goodies, but we all have seen similar examples of discarded house parts. Now we can put them to good use and feel great that we re-cycled great stuff.

For more ideas and resource information about this topic, be sure to read my book, "Hot Cottage Collectibles For Vintage Style Homes".

Photo and idea courtesy of The Bleu Willow

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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