Vintage is hip. Only we hear you think: ‘a few vintage pieces are beautiful, but filling your entire habitat with them now will probably be a bit boring and old-fashioned.’ No, it is not! Marjolein and her husband show with their house full of second-hand items that this certainly does not have to be the case. Take a look inside a vintage home where they’ve brushed away the dusty side of antiques.
Seven years ago Marjolein and Arno moved into their semi-detached house in Meerkerk. “When we came here, we had no idea what our taste and style was. We started with a basic style, but now this has changed a lot. With the arrival of the two kids, color has come into the house. A vintage -eclectic interior is what really suits us now. “
The duo has a soft spot for vintage furniture. Pieces that they prefer to renovate themselves and then enjoy them for years to come. “We have a kind of mix-and-match interior, so we can get stuff from everywhere. A lot of furniture pieces come from the 60s and 70s. In those days, things were made so well that they could last a lifetime.” If you want to know what the couple has shopped in vintage, you can see this on their IG account.
In fact, the couple has scraped almost everything online or in thrift stores. Sometimes it takes hours of research, sometimes there are lucky hits. “We really enjoy giving the furniture a second life by, for example, putting a new fabric over it, installing new handles or giving the item a lick of paint.”
From white to color
Years ago, the basis for the vintage-eclectic interior was laid in the living room. And by painting the white wall in a swamp green color.
Cork walls for nostalgia
Two walls in the house are covered with cork. An original way to bring that nostalgic 70s feeling into your home. Marjolein and Arno have opted for a thickness of 8 mm. And the nice thing is that you can decorate the natural material in all kinds of ways.
Recently Marjolein managed to buy a stool from the thrift store. At first sight a meaningless stool, but with just a few simple actions you can turn it into a very nice piece of furniture.
What you need
- spray paint (for the legs)
- pillow stuffing
- fabric of your choice
Start by degreasing the legs and take the chair outside to spray it. Then you do not fix the filling on the seat. Place the fabric over it, turn the chair over and staple the fabric. Finally, check whether the fabric is nice and tight around it. If that is the case, you can staple the rest of the fabric. Voilà, you can be a DIY stool richer in an instant.
Do you want to see more DIY and home inspiration from Marjolein? Then take a look at her Instagram account or watch the fragment via Videoland (episode 62).