If you know how to vintage shop like Joanna Gaines, you can give your home some serious Fixer Upper flair–right where you live! Though I admit it would be amazing to be able to shop in the same antique stores and flea markets where Joanna shops, it isn’t a necessary part of designing your home in Fixer Upper style. Find out what antique stores and flea markets operate in your area, and start frequenting them. The key is to shop often, because if you don’t, you’ll likely miss some impressive finds!
How To Vintage Shop Like Joanna Gaines
To learn how to vintage shop like Joanna Gaines, you just need to know what sorts of things Joanna herself looks for. Watch enough Fixer Upper, and it doesn’t take long to see the trends among the things Joanna picks. Here is what you need to watch for as you start your own vintage shopping.
Vintage Shopping Finds To Watch For
As I said, watch enough Fixer Upper and you’ll see that Joanna always uses lots of vintage books in her designs. It doesn’t really even matter how many of them will ever be read–they’re there for the decor aspect. Sometimes Joanna even removes the pages from old books and uses them as wall art or in other out-of-the-box inspirations.
How many times have you seen Joanna bring an old church pew in to one of her Magnolia homes? A church pew might become a farmhouse porch bench, an entry way bench, or even the perfect breakfast nook seating.
Joanna uses some amazing old reclaimed doors in her designs. They are so versatile that you can use them as pantry doors or laundry room doors. Add some sliding barn door hardware and hang a reclaimed door anywhere in your home. There is no missing the character they bring to a space. No wonder Joanna always looks for them!
Galvanized Metal Accessories
Anytime Joanna finds an interesting piece in galvanized metal, it may very well make its way into one of her designs. Watch for galvanized metal buckets, watering cans, planters and troughs. Anything like that provides a Fixer Upper touch to your own home.
In addition to these oft-used finds, consider antique furniture, old farm implements, vintage signs and old school desks. And anything that you love should make its way home with you! If you have to do a little DIY, have fun with it. Here are some ideas for Joanna Gaines-approved DIYs to inspire you further.
Now that you’ve got a good idea of how to vintage shop like Joanna Gaines, let us know what you find!