Mixing Old & New

Welcome to the Mixing Old & New Blog tour! If you are coming from Sheila's amazing blog at MaisonDeCinq.Blogspot.com, THANK YOU!! I'm happy to have you here as we tour the lovely homes of some of my favorite bloggers. Mixing old and new items is no new trend but its clearly a trend that will stick around. Just like mixing different styles and textures, mixing old with new gives a space balance, depth, and interest. I love mixing new items from HomeGoods and World Market with antiques from flea markets and salvage shops. Take a tour around my home with me as I show you some of my favorite ways I mix my own "old" with "new".

Mixing old and new Decor

Our dining room has two of my favorite "old" pieces. This dining set and the buffet table belonged to my grandparents. When they were passed down to me, I refinished them with an updated chalk paint finish.

Mix Old and New Decor Dining Room - House of Five Blog

I painted the buffet table in a solid coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "Old White". Using the same color, I distressed the dining table with some sanding and white-washed the table and chairs for a rustic Restoration Hardware look. To finish each piece, I used Annie Sloan Clear Wax to give it a durable seal. These old pieces are new again with fresh paint and some updated decor. 

Mixing old and new decor - Dining Room - House of Five Blog

  Mixing old and new white dishes with antique metal vases is my favorite way to create a clean and crisp vignette in my dining room. Fresh farmer's market flowers never disappoint either!

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Mix old and new decor - living room decor - House of Five Blog

Moving over to the living room, this cozy corner of our home is a mix of textures and old and new items that we love. Mixing these old pieces with new pieces we collect along the way creates a space that is all about us and our home - a perfect place to crash after a long day. 

Our newest addition was the gallery wall. Our first piece was the original art piece on canvas by Brynn W Casey. This piece is called "The Sound". It was the first piece of art that the moment I saw it, I really fell in love with it. Love at first sight! It touches my heart and makes me feel so peaceful - a treasured piece for sure. Check out her entire collection on her WEBSITE. Find Brynn on instagram HERE

The new sign was a custom piece from Between You & Me signs. We named our home the Seaside Bungalow because we live right off the Puget Sound in Washington. I love the artwork from Between You & Me because their signs are so well made and you can see and feel the care they put into each piece. Find your own new sign in their shop HERE. (Use code HOUSEOFFIVE20 for 20% off).

Mix old and new decor - living room vignette - House of Five Blog

In this corner of the room, I have a mix of old and new items I like to keep by my side. We keep an antique metal bucket filled with birch wood by the fire place, a stack of old magazines, and some cozy new blankets for late nights watching movies on the couch. 

Fireplace Mantel - House of Five Blog
Fireplace Mantel - House of Five Blog

The fireplace mantel is adorned with lots of and new and old collected items. Old books that are weathered and worn in have their covers torn off to create a cohesive look and are held together with new book-ends from HomeGoods. An old mantel piece create a centerpiece for the mantel alongside a new coral accessories and topiaries (also from HomeGoods). 

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Mixing old and new decor - Office - House of Five Blog

Across the living room, our office sits adjacent. This work space is a very well-used space in our house. Usually stacked high with my husbands college books, my camera gear, and toy trains, today the desk top is dressed up with farmer's market flowers in a vintage ice bucket. 

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Baby's breath is a great way to fill up a large floral arrangement and make a big statement in a old vase.

Kitchen hutch decor - House of Five Blog

The kitchen is another space filled with favorites from the old hutch to new Mackenzie Childs pieces on display. The old hutch belonged to my dad as a child. This piece is finished with a fresh coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White" (obviously a favorite color of mine). 

Kitchen Hutch decor - House of Five Blog

Fresh flowers from my own garden in a vintage glass vase help give this space a pop of bright color!

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Mixing old and new boys room - vintage americana - House of Five Blog

My boys' shared room is a small space that is BIG on mixing old and new. These salvaged lockers were found at Earthwise Salvage in Seattle. They keep toys, diapers, and small keepsake items that can be quickly put away when guests come over. Amongst the new items, my favorite is the reading nook canopy from Blue House Joys. This washed linen canopy creates the lightest and airiest corner to hide away in with a good book and a toddler on my lap.

Boys Room vintage Americano - House of Five Blog

Directly across the lockers is their new bunk bed set up with Beddy's bedding and new throw pillows that create cozy little corners for each of them. On the wall, we have hung my grandfather's old baseball carving and some vintage children's baseball mitts picked up from flea markets. The style is vintage americano which means that mixing old with new is key to creating a vintage vibe in here. 

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Mixing old and new - Master bedroom decor - House of Five Blog

And lastly, I'm taking you through our bedroom - the first room I started decorating with old and new pieces. The headboard is a salvaged barn door turned on its side and hung on the wall. This is the piece of my home that I get the most questions about. It was simply purchased from an antique store, cleaned, sealed, and hung! The same day I bought the door, I picked out the large shutters that flank the headboard on each side.

Master bedroom Decor- House of Five Blog

The bedding is all new from Boll & Branch and I love the clean white and fresh vibe it brings to this gray and vintage styled room. You can read more about the bedding here. 

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This has been a wonderful way to show you one of my favorite ways to decorate and I hope it brings you some inspiration to mix some old and new in your own home. Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop on this tour is the lovely Shannon at CoffeePaintRepeat.com

For more inspiration, please visit all bloggers participating:



She Leaves a Little Sparkle

B Vintage

Hallstrom Home

Maison De Cinq

House of Five

Coffee Paint Repeat

Little Vintage Nest

Zevy Joy