Crafted from wood harvested from 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain, this table was conceived by London antiques dealer and reproductionist Timothy Oulton and retails for about $2,500.
Crate and Barrel also has several repurposed pieces in its collection this season, including this rustically modern Seguro coffee table, $699, created out of peroba wood plucked from collapsed buildings in Brazil.
This concept of reclaiming unwanted wood and making it into fine furniture got me thinking of all the tilted barns and dilapidated side buildings that dot the Midwest countryside.
An outdated outhouse transformed into a fancy side table? A chicken coop refashioned as country-chic armoire? Or maybe a barn door retooled for a charming headboard? I'm not joking!
So if you catch me carrying off hunks of your deteriorated old buildings, don't shoot! I promise to share the profits! Really!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter