Wood Work(ing) Space
This rustic desk feels fit for any casual work space through combining the pallet-construction trend with simple metal sawhorse legs. And by topping the desk with plexiglass, any worries about splinters from the rough pallet top are put to rest.
Round and Round
A vintage wheelchair wheel stars as the centerpiece of this industrial table. The wheel was mounted to the base of an old stool and topped with a piece of round glass to allow all of the beautiful aged patina of the wheel to shine through.
With a coat of paint and a stenciled monogram, these two charming, vintage milk jugs are made functional again as the bases for a pair of outdoor side tables. Stained and sealed wooden rounds offer the perfect perch for a cup of coffee at sunrise.
Behind Door #1
Old doors can often be found in junk yards and reuse centers, fresh for the picking for any DIY project you can dream up. Here, an old 5-panel door sectioned and cut between panels creates the top and two sides for a country coffee table.
Related: 10 New Uses for Old Doors
Setting the Tone
March to the beat of your own drummer when you convert a garage sale like this base drum into a statement piece that speaks volumes in an eclectic living area. Simply remove its plastic wrap, stencil, and top off the flimsy drum head with wood slats to create a solid tabletop.
Set on table legs, a vintage suitcase offers both the flat surface of a tabletop and the added bonus of hidden storage. Whitewash the entire piece (here, a petite suitcase mounted on an ornate wood spindle base) to unify your home's charming new accent.
A natural storage solution, crates turned on their sides offer shelving and counter space. Even disassembled they enhance: The colorful design of vintage Coca Cola panels the sides of a curio cabinet, and a four-pane window used as a door completes the upcycled style.
Junk In The Trunk
The top of a salvaged trunk creates a sophisticated talking piece in an otherwise standard entryway when used as a tabletop. Lengths of 4-by-4s were cut for the legs and stained a dark, rich hue to coordinate with the elegant details like vintage brass accents.
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