As design trends change some people will opt to go out with the old and in with the new. Others will see opportunity that exists with what they already own. An antique suitcase that sat nicely stacked as an accent may be transformed into a stylish coffee table once it is set upon a low wood platform. Old chalk boards can be tastefully hung in a kitchen to add both character and a useful canvas to put up reminders .
Vintage seltzer glass bottles area beautiful sun catchers positioned in the right spot and old copper buckets and tubs are fabulous ice buckets to showcase the white wines at a dinner party.
Residing at flea markets and thrift shops are treasure troves of objects just waiting for your imagination as far as repurposing is concerned. A worn out kilim rug can be reclaimed to reupholster a stool or a seat cushion or be made into a pillow.
Antique faience jugs are ideal to make into lamps especially of there are cracks and other imperfections that would make them less useful for their original purpose. Even old cookie jars can make some great lamps especially for a childʼs room.
Old wooden tool carriers can do double duty as magazine storage and decorative old doors can be transformed into tables that are quite the conversation piece. With a little paint and elbow grease a battered piece of furnishing can become both useful and stylish.
Repurposing can be seen as away of melding creativity and environmentally responsible shopping. It is a fantastic way of recycling a piece of history!
The next time you are antiquing keep this in mind.
For more information on repurposing please call Abrash Galleries at 203-263-7847 We are located at 40 Main Street North Woodbury, Ct 06798