Mod-ified Decor!

Welcome to a new blog category; this section will be housing all future decor posts!  As this category is developed and grows, I would like to basically cover anything and everything Vintage/Mod-Decor related. It may be a  vintage decor photo that inspires us,  a retro artist/painting, a vintage styled room, vintage pieces of furniture, or vintage decor DIY; the possibilities are endless!  As I said before, I am always torn when thrifting as to what strikes me more: vintage clothing or vintage decor…

Personally, I think the appeal of decorating with vintage decor is that:

  1. You can usually do it inexpensively (unless it is a pricey antique)
  2. It is something you won’t see it in every other apartment
  3. It inspires creativity!  Finding something old and ragged-looking sometimes is cool in itself, but an occasional revamp can create truly interesting pieces!

As I develop this category I would like to know if  there is anything vintage-decor-related that you would like to see. Let the inspiration begin!

Read on to find out the story behind this mod-ified vintage side table!

The piece that you see above is the result of an evening where I had some extra time and enough supplies to carry out a vision!  The table itself (free!) from an estate’s basement is small, but a good size to hold a floral vase.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a ‘before’ photo, but I think it’s easy to imagine…

I used rubber cement to glue a cover from a vintage New York Magazine that I had saved to the bottom shelf.  I also had a broken mirror and window (saved from previous apartment) which I used to create the mosaic pieces with a Mosaic Tile Nipper.  With a lot of patience, some glass, and Tile Grout, I turned this plain old vintage side table into a unique one-of-a-kind piece!

This table has turned out to be a true statement of recycling: a good idea for magazine clippings that you may have no use for, some mosaic supplies, and a piece of vintage decor!

Lastly:  I must warn that if you are going to work with broken glass and mosaic supplies, be careful!  Wear eye protection and either take a class, or do extensive research to make sure you are taking the correct precautions when working with glass.  There also might be a leaded glass supply store within your area that would be happy to help with questions!

About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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  1. Hannah 06/17/2009 at 10:04 am #

    Wow… fab job on that table! It looks great.

  2. Rachel 06/18/2009 at 6:27 am #

    That is AWESOME! What a cool idea!

  3. Zach 06/18/2009 at 9:33 am #

    that. looks. bomb.

  4. Lara 10/06/2009 at 7:31 am #

    that’s hot

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