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10 Amazing Repurposed Antiques

These relics of mountain-living days of old have been reimagined into super-cool conversation starters.



Photos courtesy of Ski Country Antiques

Mountain home design comes in many shades—from mountain modern to traditional rustic—but the tie that binds these alpine dwellings is their homage to the past.

Mountain towns are steeped in history, and incorporated into the interior design of most mountain homes is a thoughtful reminder of the pioneer and mining days of the Old West. From reclaimed wood and farmhouse style to exposed industrial metals and wood-burning fireplaces, a touch of vintage not only adds character but also context to these spaces.

Beyond these fixtures and finishes, antiques are a great way to not only echo the days of old in a modern-day setting but also weave a kind of collectible art into your mountain interiors. And if these antiques are repurposed into furnishings that serve both form and function, then you’ll have a one-of-a-kind design that will most certainly add interest and spark conversation. 

Here are 10 antiques that have been reimagined and repurposed into amazing interior pieces.

1. Canoe bookshelf

This functional bookcase was designed from half of a canoe and features four spacious shelves—a beautiful piece for adding instant mountain charm.

2. Bellows coffee table

A small bentwood wheel and two post legs with casters make this antique European factory bellows a useful—and delightfully unique—table.

3. Buckboard wagon bench

This buckboard wagon seat was given new legs and a fresh coat of paint to form this inviting bench.

4. Toboggan bookshelf

Constructed from a vintage bentwood toboggan, this shelving is a charming wall accent for your cabin, mountain home, or ski lodge. 

5. Children’s ski hall tree

This adorable child-sized hall tree features four vintage skis, each with a hook, and a vintage olive bucket for storing small items like scarves, gloves, and hats. 

6. Sleigh coffee table

Repurposed coffee tables like this one are crafted using the runners from antique sleighs—no two are the same!

7. Tin patch mirror

This mirror is framed with an assortment of antique tin ceiling panels from salvaged buildings.

8. Door console table

A metal frame was added to this early 20th century door to turn it into a table. Four rows of large, iron nails accent the top.

9. Dough bowl coffee table

The dough bowl beneath the glass of this coffee table is a hand-hewn antique. Leave it as is with its one-of-a-kind markings, or add seasonal flowers, greenery, pine cones—the possibilities are endless!

10. Ski lift chair bench

This bench is repurposed from an antique ski lift chair from the Rose Bowl in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The frame of been updated with black paint, and a new cedar seat and top rail have been added.

Maggie Erickson is the store manager at Ski Country Antiques & Home, a shop that specializes in one-of-a-kind antiques from northern Europe as well as new home décor items. View their profile or contact Maggie at 303-670-8726. 

Content for this article provided by Ski Country Antiques & Home.

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