Do you have repurposed furniture in your home? Are you sure? You may be repurposing right now. Have you brought your work home and spread it out across the dining table? Are you resting your feet on a coffee table? Our practical and creative urges are constantly finding new ways to use our furniture. Fortunately, not all of them involve getting reprimanded, and some people even come to appreciate furniture with a certain versatile charm. This dictionary stand by Matt Cooper Furniture Design originally served as a podium for a spring wedding.
Unfortunately, when furniture can longer fulfill its intended purpose because of disrepair or no longer fits into a decorating scheme, an all too common reaction is to replace it and get rid of it. If you find yourself in this situation and you’re debating how to dispose of a beloved piece of furniture responsibly, consider having it upcycled before it’s recycled. In the hands of our CustomMade artisans, your older furniture can find new life as repurposed furniture.
For example, a customer approached Michael Meyer Fine Woodworking with a broken down upright piano that had been in the family for generations.
The result: a unique repurposed piano/bar cabinet with a hidden bar on top – featuring maple interiors, glass shelving, accent lighting, and a keyboard reconfigured as decoration – and a hidden bookcase on the bottom.
Not ready to say goodbye to furniture with only sentimental value left? ACME Industrial Thinking can take your favorite pieces and resurrect them to fit your new style and purpose as repurposed furniture and fixtures.
If you are by avocation a collector of antiques or junque, your special if incomplete or well worn treasures can also be upcycled into unique functional showpieces. Here are a few examples of repurposed furniture from our CustomMade galleries that incorporate older furniture, architectural elements, and other items in amazing new designs.
Whether your motives are environmental, sentimental, or collectible, CustomMade artisans can create repurposed furniture to meet all your practical and stylistic requirements. Post your repurposed furniture ideas on our “Get it Made” project board and have interested artisans contact you.