Repurpose Antiques as Furniture

Repurpose Antiques as Furniture

If you have old furniture that needs a facelift, you can spruce them up with these brilliant design ideas.

Relics Without a Cause

Worn-out antiques or collectibles with sentimental value don’t have to hide in the attic or closet collecting cobwebs.  Repurposing your heirlooms as furniture is a great way to functionally display your relics.

Antique Doors

The attention to detail and superior craftsmanship is hard to come by these days.  While a beautiful antique door is definitely a treasure worthy of any trove, finding a deserving display is a task.

Repurpose Antiques

Antique Door as Headboard

The bed is the focal point of your bedroom.  Create a vintage feel by replacing a boring headboard with an antique door.

 

 

Door as Table

Antique Door as Table

 

A repurposed antique door makes a perfect table top for a dining room table, coffee table, or outdoor table.  Create an eye-catching focal point for any room, deck, or patio.

Antique Suitcases

 

An antique suitcase might not be useful for travel anymore, but you can transform it into a beautiful piece of furniture.  With a few additions, an open or closed suitcase can make a great piece of furniture for any room.  Fill or cover the opening and add legs to an open suitcase to create a small writing desk for your study.  If you don’t want to use it as a desk, you can use the same creation as a display for smaller antiques, collectibles, or nick knacks.   Add legs to a closed suitcase or stack a couple to create a lovely coffee or side table with extra storage.

Antique Suitcase Desk Table

Portable Antique Desk or Table

With a few additions, an open or closed suitcase can make a great piece of furniture for any room.  Fill or cover the opening and add legs to an open suitcase to create a small writing desk for your study.  If you don’t want to use it as a desk, you can use the same creation as a display for smaller antiques, collectibles, or nick knacks.

Suitcases as Table

Stacked Suitcases as Nightstand

Stack a couple of vintage suitcases to create a classic nightstand or side-table.  Pile up as many as you want to make a taller table.

Antique Chests

 Finding a use for an antique chest might not be as daunting as some of the other ideas.  Beyond the obvious use for storage, there are some creative solutions that you may not have discovered.

Antique Wedding Chest

Antique Kitchen Island

The above antique wedding chest turned kitchen island adds a stunning focal point to its Victorian-style kitchen.   Designer Annie Brahler transformed this old piece into a useful, gorgeous central island by adding a marble counter-top and cabinets.