Are you ready? This month’s Styled Canvas Challenge is, “vintage today”. How do you see the use of vintage in the modern world?
**Extended to the month of August due to moving house**
Before I begin, I have to say that I had some really lovely entries for last month’s “breakfast in bed” theme on various blogs and around Instagram. As the theme officially closed yesterday, I’ll take the next week to go over them and feature my favourite in both categories here on the 15th of this month. Thank you to everyone that took part, it’s going to be tough to choose!
The challenge did take a while to get started. I guess most things do, but from the feedback I received, it was the rules that I initially put in place to borrow three items for the challenge, that prevented a lot of people from taking part. I admit that this was a big call and a lot of you were not in the position to do this. So if you haven’t heard, the rules have now been relaxed and you can use 100% of your own things or borrow. It’s up to you! I do encourage you to out source if you can, it really does make it a lot more fun to work with new and different things! For this month, I used my own stuff (which wasn’t as easy) and I’ll take each challenge as they come whether I’ll borrow or not.
It’s no secret that I love vintage things so I thought I’d set that as this month’s challenge. Show us how you use vintage today? Do you have any vintage furniture? Plates? Cutlery? Books? How do you or would you like to use them? The styling is absolutely free for your interpretation, so go for it!
For my scene, I’m using an old meat cooler that we found on the side of the road in Sydney years ago. The first thing that got our attention and loved was the worn green paint, along with the netted side for the original purpose to “air cool” the meat. It was falling apart completely. So Guillaume put it back together, and hinged some of the wood as a cover for where a missing drawer was. It has a bit of a distressed look, but we like it like that, especially when it’s coupled with something contemporary like the Nesso table lamp, also known as the mushroom lamp.
The cabinet has been used for many different purposes over the years. As a sound system and TV unit, where we’d hide the DVD and sound system in the cupboard, in the kitchen as an extra bench and storage and now as a place to store extra books and magazines in our bedroom. I set it up today, as a little area to chill out and explore our book collection.
I can’t wait to see your “Vintage today” scene!
What to do:
- Post any time in the month of July
- If you borrow items, credit the source
- Please use the hashtag #styledcanvaschallenge on any social media and tag me @styledcanvas so that I can find you
- If you write a blog post, please link to styledcanvas.com and make mention of the challenge and don’t forget to let me know so that I can:
- Choose my favourite styled space on a blog and Instagram to be featured on the Styled Canvas blog the following month
- Retweet and/or tweet any blog posts
- Pin one of your images from your blog post to the #styledcanvaschallenge Pinterest board and
- Link your blogpost at the end of my post so others can find you.
Most of all, have fun styling!
P.S. Please help me by spreading the word:)
Lovely blogs that have joined in the fun: