Plan and stage an updated tag sale.
It doesn’t matter what you’re selling as long as you’ve grouped it in complementary shades. Go through your items and gather like shades together and then create your yard sale display. Shoppers will react to the monochromatic style and take great interest in the number of pieces that work well together. A wall shelf, window shutter and vintage instrument all look like they have similar lineage.
SOMETIMES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PART OF upstyling is knowing when it’s time to pass on your treasures for new ones. Have a yard sale, or better yet a “white sale.” Gather items in shades of white and invite friends and neighbors to come by to collect their own upcycled styling items. This sale was staged in a white picket-fence courtyard with an array of goods ranging from tables and pottery to wire baskets and plant stands. This novel way of reselling your decor comes from antiques dealer Carol Spinski, who often creates displays and vignettes in monochromatic schemes. Arrange items in decorative ways by placing merchandise at various levels. Consider yourself a store window display designer and stack interesting objects together. Encourage shoppers to group treasures to get the idea of how they might use the pieces in their own decor. There is beauty in an array of elements all in one color palette. White is especially nice because it goes with so many other design styles and decors. Mismatched cups, glasses and serving pieces all go well together because they are all in white.
Keep a cash box with small bills to make change and deals. Layer accessories on white tables and footstools. Help shoppers stack their finds to see how items work together. Create new pieces by pairing goods like a plant stand and a mesh cloche. Old muffin tins and cigar boxes have uses beyond their original intent. Place a sheet on the ground and make each item on it the same price. Use an old bookcase to display a mix of smalls.