Recycled furniture can be beautiful and save some of the older architectural pieces of the home. Photo Credit: OK-59
We have a lot of years’ worth of architectural history behind us now, even in America. Of course the next logical statement should mention all that we can learn from a distinguished history of urban planning and architecture. But today we are entering a new phase of 'Green' architecture and design that quite often prefers the question: What can we reuse from a long architectural history?
It turns out that a change of mindset, from studying architecture from a distance to getting your hands dirty with it, reveals a wealth of design opportunities. One opportunity that still lives on the fringe of the reuse, stay-green mentality is to revise architectural elements into creative, often antique furniture.
Below is a list of seven ideas and examples from around the web that illustrate both the creativity of a generation of reclaimers and revisers and the awesome potential that exists in any old find at the antique shop, salvage yard, garage sale, or even the old family cottage.
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