Budget Friendly Wall Decor Ideas Using Vintage Finds

Today I’m sharing five budget friendly wall decor ideas using vintage finds!

Today I’m sharing five budget friendly wall decor ideas using vintage finds!

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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

Cottage home tour all dressed in lilacs

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. 

Vintage Wall Decor Ideas for less!

Hang Baskets and fill them with Greenery

Spring decorating ideas in our cottage style living room

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!

Vintage inspired cottage decorating for spring

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. 

dining room decorated with lilacs!

Stagger Vintage Crates

Affordable Wall Decor Ideas!

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!

Decorating with vintage crates

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?

Low cost wall decor ideas using vintage finds!

Create a Display for Plates or Cutting Boards

Our cutting board display, all dressed with fresh lilacs!

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. 

Cottage home tour dressed in lilacs!

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 

Wall decor ideas using vintage finds!

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! 🙂

Wall decor ideas using vintage finds!

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!


Today I’m sharing five budget friendly wall decor ideas using vintage finds!


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  1. Hi, Andrea! Funny you should post this topic today! I just got hold of 6 double shutters, each 1,70 metres tall together with their glass doors, all for FREE! Can you believe it? I still can’t! I am so excited about this! It was such a wonderful early birthday present (my birthday is on the 19th of July)! Now these treasures are in my garage waiting to be upcycled! I’m only sorry I’ll have to put it off for later, as I’m in the middle of other projects right now. Plus, I was building up courage to start on the piano (my hands itch every time I see yours!!!)
    Anyway, I am definitely going to copy your idea with the chalk board for my kitchen and I am also thinking of turning one door into a mirror and hanging it at the end of my corridor. As for the rest I have no idea! They’re so many! Maybe use the shutters for a bookcase! I wish we lived close by. I would gladly have given you some! But I live in Greece which is quite far,lol! 😁I promise to send pictures once I’m done! Thanks for all the inspiration! I love your house, I love your style and I love your artwork! Bye!❤

    1. Ohh Eirini I am SO excited for you!!! Greece, wow!! I would love to visit Greece one day!! 🙂 Your shutters sound amazing, if you are on Instagram you should share them in stories and tag me so I can see them!! 🙂 I’m so happy to have given you so many ideas. Also…Happy Birthday!!! My birthday is actually July 18th!! And I had my first born on July 19th (went into labor on my birthday hahaha). Your piano is going to be so beautiful, I just know it! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!! 🙂

  2. Hi Andrea, I’ve been watching all your YT videos and I so enjoyed each one of them. I even went out and bought some of the make up you use and I’m very happy with the results. Just went to Michaels looking for pretty greenery. I also love making my surroundings as pretty as I can on a budget and I appreciate your sharing your ideas. Thank you!

    1. Aww Rosaura thank you!! First of all, what a beautiful name you have!! So lovely and unique! Secondly THANK you so so much for leaving me such a sweet comment. 🙂 That makes me so happy, you honestly have no idea. 🙂 I hope you love the makeup and I’m so glad that my videos have been inspiring you! 🙂

  3. I love all your tips–especially the wall baskets and the frame you hung up. I can’t wait to see how you made over the lamp!

    1. Hi Rebecca! Thank you so much!! I’ll be sharing this week, I can’t for you guys to see the whole process! It was so so easy! 🙂

  4. Excited to see what you did with your thrift store finds.Great Job!!
    Everything is looking wonderful! I vote to leave the spool leg table as is.
    I look forward to seeing you in my inbox!

  5. Finds like these make unique and clever artwork. Great ideas. The spool table is wonderful.Depending on where you want it to land determines paint or not. I think paint may be more whimsical and natural gives more versatility. It can be moved to different rooms. I’d simply oil the top and use it for a while. It can always be painted later.

  6. Dear Andrea ..
    Love your site your home .your ideas your smile is just lovey . Your home is just so retry . I love how real you are and how your help with money ideas . The word budget is tough but you make it so simple and you can tell there is so much 💗 love there . , love reading and seeing your site .thank you . And your family is beautiful god bless you all . Thank you. Dina

    1. Dina that is the sweetest comment to leave me, thank you SO so much!! Your words just totally made my day and put the biggest smile on my face! 🙂

  7. Hi Andrea
    I sent a quick note to you on Friday and there was a mistake in it ,ok so I feel silly but hey we are all human ,it was to read real instead it read retry so sorry , again I love your site and your ideas really great and fun to see . Thank you . Thank you . Dina

    1. Oh Dina you are seriously fine! Don’t even worry about that 🙂 It means more that you visited my blog and left a comment! 🙂

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