Repurposing old items to make something “new” has always been a favorite of ours. Don’t throw away that old fence board—transform it into a shelf instead. That old copper window might make a perfect bathroom vanity. Have an old fireplace screen? We have an idea for that too. Here, we show you six unique ways to reuse objects to create your own special architectural antiques.
Copper Window Vanity
Repurposing a round, exterior copper window to be used as a mirror frame took some imagination.
Make a Cabinet Out of an Old Window
Rescue a vintage window by turning it into the front of a small cabinet.
A Unique Kitchen Island
Cleaned up and repurposed, an old French dental-tools cabinet is nifty and functional in the kitchen.
Make a Shelf from Salvaged Corbels
For this project, a pair of antique corbels and salvaged fence boards were combined to create a focal point the dining room.
Fire Screen to Window Grille
Why settle for a blackout shade when you can ornament the window with a screen of wrought iron and blown glass? It can be plain—or fancy!
Make a Fireplace Surround from Salvaged Doors
Give your fireplace a facelift by combining salvaged panel doors and stock molding pieces to create an attractive, traditional surround.