Southlandish! * Repurposed Window


repurposed window photo

Part folk art, part organizational decor, this display uses corkboard and photographs to fill in alternating panes of an old window from my sister-in-law’s house (thanks, Lena!).

Another option: Covering the corkboard with decorative or textured fabric, even changing out the fabrics for holidays, seasons, etc.

Southerly style tags: Reinventing the old; displaying collections and/or portraits; blending indoor and outdoor spaces; showing a little rustic charm and a little quirky individualism; balancing feminine and masculine sensibilities.

bottle cap pushpins pic

Close-up: Some bottlecap pushpins I made (perhaps up-cycled?) hold up a few favorite clipped cartoons and quotes. The pushpin on the left features random magazine cut-outs, and the one on the right showcases my daughter’s rendering of a strawberry.

The quote shown here is by Maya Angelou and was found in (or, as it appears, torn from) a Southern Living pamphlet for the Heirloom Recipe Cookbook: “You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.”

DIY: Click here to read a step-by-step how-to tutorial on repurposing this window at

Visit the online shop at clover & pine on Etsy to view graphic art and custom designs.