Today I’m sharing five budget friendly wall decor ideas using vintage finds!
These wall decor ideas using vintage finds are not only unique, but budget friendly as well! There’s no reason why you should have to spend hundreds of dollars to decorate your walls. Today I’d like to walk you through our home and share some ways I have incorporated vintage pieces into my wall decor.
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DIY Chalkboard using a Vintage Frame
This was one of the easiest DIY projects ever! The frame was actually a part of our old storm door, and because of the unique shape I had to hang onto it. I wanted a chalk board in my kitchen, so I held the frame up to the wall, traced the inside portion using a pencil, then painted that shape using Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint from the Home Depot.
The round frame just sits on a few nails over the painted drywall! I love the way this chalkboard looks in our kitchen.
Hang Baskets and fill them with Greenery
I find beautiful vintage baskets at thrift stores all the time, and they are usually just a few bucks! I have a few wall baskets in my living room filled with greenery, and I simply stacked them one on top of the other. I found the bottom one at a garage sale and the top at a thrift store! Each one was only a few dollars!
I also have a basket tray hanging on a wall in my dining room that I only paid five dollars for, and its beautiful all on it’s own.
Stagger Vintage Crates
I love vintage crates, but I don’t have a huge home with a lot of tabletop surfaces to display them. Why not hang them on the wall? They add so much texture and interest and I love the way they look staggered.
I just found another neat crate at an antique store that I shared with you guys in my haul last week, so I decided to hang it next to the one I already have. You could even put smaller plants and decorative items inside them if you wanted to!
You may have noticed my new (to me) spool leg table in this corner as well! It was only $15 and I really love it here next to the couch. I’m still playing wth it and I haven’t decided yet if I want to strip it or keep the dark stain. What do you guys think?
Create a Display for Plates or Cutting Boards
This cutting board wall is something that I’m asked about a lot, and it was completely free! We just used scrap wood that we had from previous projects. First, my husband nailed a piece of bead board to the wall using his brad nailer. We cut it to fit perfectly in between the window and the kitchen, and then we framed it with 1×2’s.
The top of the board and batten (a 1×4) acts as the “shelf” or ledge for the bottom row of cutting boards. Then we used another 1×4 in the middle to act as a second ledge for the top row of boards. In order to keep the cutting boards in place, my husband ripped another 1×4 down to 1 inch pieces and nailed those to the outside frame.
And there you have it! A beautiful, custom rack for my collection of vintage cutting boards! You could build something similar to display plates or artwork, as well!
Hang an Old Window or Shutters
I recently found this neat window on Facebook Marketplace for $25! I love the way it looks in my living room. So affordable, yet such a huge impact!
Do you notice anything else in this corner? I gave my thrift store lamp a makeover! I will be sharing the whole process next week! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed these budget friendly wall decor ideas using vintage finds, my hope is that they inspired you today! Do you have any ideas you’d like to add? Let me know in the comments below!