what i wore

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

what i wore at the pleated poppy

yes, its getting warmer and warmer here, but i just had to grab this sweater when i saw it!  its basically perfect: slightly boxy without being too baggy, a loose neck, but not a draping cowl, slight dolman sleeves.  and grey, because grey.

sweater – forever 21 //  jeans – forever 21 //  boots – zappos

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repurposed vintage storage

i’m a big fan of multitasking, even when it comes to items in my home!  even though my aesthetic has been changing a bit, leaning more towards the modern, i still have a huge place in my heart (and my home) for vintage pieces.

repurposed vintage storage

i also love it when i can come up with creative storage ideas that work as well as they look, so repurposing vintage pieces for storage is something i do often in my home.

repurposed vintage storage

i think its practical to have our most used items easily accessible.  we use tea towels and dish cloths a lot in our home, so why not have them at hand in a pretty way?  after years of looking, i found this vintage scale with a hanging basket that holds my towels just above the kitchen sink.

 

 

repurposed vintage storage

this is my newest repurposed piece, and it might just work harder than any other piece i have!  i have lots of fun jewelry that i like to change out daily, so i also like to have it all within view to make my decisions easier.  i’ve had this fishing tackle box for a few years and always wanted to show off its pretty interior color, and now i can since it holds all of my earrings and bracelets perfectly!

repurposed vintage storage

this solution can really be made with any dish or container, but why not with pretty vintage milk glass?  i do a lot of my work while sitting in bed (hashtag rough life), so its nice to have all the little cords i use right at hand.  i keep a charger, earbuds, and my camera cord in there, along with a couple pens and some hand cream.  all to keep me from getting out of bed ;)

repurposed vintage storage

i scored this vintage laundromat cart several years ago and i love the versatility it offers.  we now use it as a catchall for our blankets we use most often but we’ve also used it to hold all of our family games.

repurposed vintage storage

vintage luggage has a variety of uses, but i use a few of my favorites to hold my wrapping supplies.  this particular suitcase holds my wrapping paper, and another holds gift boxes and gift bags.  we’re short on storage closets in our house, so getting creative with certain storage items gets tricky.

repurposed vintage storage

when you have colorful craft supplies, its fun to see them all at once.  these locker baskets corral my yarn, ribbons and fabric scraps.

repurposed vintage storage

i have several wood boxes that i use throughout the house.  this old fruit crate was previously in the kitchen holding cook books and a stack of vintage tablecloths.  now that silas is reading every night, it works great as a bedside table for him to easily access some of his favorites.

repurposed vintage storage

while this is not technically vintage, this is one of my very favorite storage solutions!  when we created new storage in our garage, we had no need for this tool chest anymore.  but it seemed like the perfect addition to a boy’s room!  its been a bedside table for a long time, but now it sits in silas’ room and acts as storage for all those miscellaneous toys, from marbles to nerd guns.  and its pretty much indestructible ;)

repurposed vintage storage

this vintage plant stand has been everything but a plant stand for me!   it sits in the kids bathroom just barely in reach of the potty in case of toilet paper emergencies.

repurposed vintage storage

i was given this awesome tool caddy for my birthday and it holds a couple stacks of napkins and our salt & pepper shakers on our dining table – i love it!

repurposed vintage storage

our beloved yellow dresser no longer sits in our entry way (the girls have it in their room now), but when it wasn’t holding clothes, it held all the kids’ art supplies and train tracks.  i love thinking of new uses for old items and making them work best for where our family is at right now.

do you have any creative uses for vintage items?  share in the comments!