Today I’m excited to be joining a talented group of bloggers to bring you a fun home tour all about mixing vintage and modern decor. If you’re new here and joining me from another blog, welcome to Little Vintage Nest! And if you’re a regular around here, you already know I’m crazy about vintage decor. Obsessed is actually a more accurate description. I love bringing old things back to life and I see so much beauty in frayed and tattered covers, chippy paint, and rusted edges. And although decorating with vintage style can sometimes be a tricky balance, I’ve found the best way to do this is by selectively choosing antiques that compliment your style and space. Today I’m sharing a little tour of our master bathroom, which is a great mix of old and new, as well as a few tips that will help you create a similar look. And don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers on our tour, their links will be listed at the end of the post!
The first thing you’ll notice when coming into the bathroom is this awesome old window. How cute is this?! It came off a 100-year old house in Colorado. It was as a gift from a few sweet friends and I looooove it in this spot. A simple focal point like this is a quick and easy way to bring vintage style to any space.
Both of the dressers in this bathroom were thrifted finds that I transformed into vanities. This is an extreme example, but painting old furniture is one of my favorite things to do. And it’s a great way to incorporate more originality and vintage style into your home.
I kept it classic and modern here with a simple white vase, candle, and metal tray on my vanity.
I wanted our bathroom to have a vintage farmhouse feel, so these affordable light fixtures from Amazon work perfectly. I also used an old picture frame and shutter to spruce up this corner of the bathroom and add a touch of vintage charm.
Can you spot that square bowl there under the white pot? It was a vintage find I came across for just a few bucks. I simply painted it white and distressed it. Easy peasy. And it’s a great layering piece that adds the perfect amount of texture.
I love using this old washboard as the focal point on the shelves. It really draws your eye up and the neutral color blends seamlessly with everything else.
I have a slight obsession with vintage jars. This one here belonged to my Granny and has been around for years and years. Using it to store soap gives it a practical use, all while adding a ton of charm to these shelves. Definitely bring out any old jars you have and put them to use!
I love these industrial style shelves, it’s a perfect fit for this space. You can find it here on Amazon.
Yep, old books for win–even in the bathroom. This little stack is perfect for displaying my old clock, which is another one of my favorite finds ever!
There you have it! Using vintage decor is really a very simple thing to do, it only takes a few key pieces to completely change the feel of any space: an old window, antique jar, a few old books, and a vintage washboard–it all works together to make a statement. And the contrast between the old and new is what pulls it all together in my opinion. I hope you enjoyed this post! Be sure to check out the next blogger in our tour, Shannon of Coffee Paint Repeat, and of course all the other awesome bloggers in our blog hop: