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Lucid Interior Design Inc.
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Trash or Treasure
Ideabooks7,418
Questions9
I have an old oak desk that I could use but it is 33 inches deep. That seems too deep.
It is an old oak desk used as a vanity. The counter top is varnished oak. The sink is from Kohler.
use an old desk as a vanity.
Great idea! Good storage for sink.
i just love the idea of re-purposing old things
Perfect use of an old desk
ideas to use my antique desk
Great use of an old desk!
We have an old dresser we could use in the bathroom.
I love these old desks but are just too big for modern use. this is a great way to enjoy their craftsmanship
Great eclectic bath for an old house
This truly inventive vanity is created from an old desk. The drawers make perfect storage for toiletries and necessities.
An old office desk transformed into a vanity is a genius touch. The drawers provide extra storage for toiletries.
“Brilliant! An old desk!” — Jillian Goldberg
Eck | MacNeely Architects inc.
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Block Island Residence
Ideabooks1,027
Questions2
9. Classroom maps. Old-fashioned pull-down classroom maps add a studious note to a room. Try one in the home office, study or dining room
Office - Layered maps and old school chair
"9. Classroom maps. Old-fashioned pull-down classroom maps add a studious note to a room. Try one in the home office, study or dining room. Just don’t expect to use a vintage map as a teaching tool … they can be quite outdated!"
one in the home office, study or dining room. Just don’t expect to use a vintage map as a teaching tool … they can be quite outdated!
Nice window trim idea for upstairs sunporch.
9. Classroom maps. Old-fashioned pull-down classroom maps add a studious note to a room. Try one in the home office, study or dining room. Just don’t expect to use a vintage map as a teaching tool … they can be quite outdated!
“luv vintage feel - school maps on wall” — Julie Voges
Tess Fine
Shy Rabbit Farm
Ideabooks8,022
Questions7
are amazing! They look like wide plank reclaimed heart pine floors. Many of these floors are sawn from the beams of old factories and warehouses. The lengths and widths are from the old world long leaf pine. It had much more resin and was more dense than today's common yellow pine. Let me know if you
using Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint a lot lately & it covers everything. A "homemade" recipe is found online. Then cover with a glaze, etc. your post is old so you're probably finished with your kitchen.
I painted over oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, walnut and some manmade materials. I'm always pleased that this paint or my home made mixture, covers very well. You can find the product or the homemade version online: Annie Sloan chalk paints. Online classes posted by bloggers
“Everything” — stadart
Adrienne DeRosa
2 Reviews
Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ideabooks5,036
Questions3
what to do with an old door
Good idea with the doors to give some warmth, age, and
SOME IDEAS FOR MY WORK ROOM. LOOK AT HOW THE DOORS ARE PAINTED.
Like old door with lantern & galvanized bucket on stand
rustic finish on these old doors
This gorgeous old bare-wood door adds the perfect texture to this modern country room.
“All” — shaundee47
Living2Design
Castleberry Hill Loft
Ideabooks16,731
Questions3
Use of old windows/Loft look divider
love the idea of the wall with the old windows
Room divider out of old windows?
Using old windows as a wall
I like this idea for upstairs
room divider made from old windows
Like the idea for the screen
how badly you need or want it. Houzz readers appreciated how this ideabook encouraged them to make the most of their home with some simple and much more affordable adjustments.
Old windows also repurpose into an inventive room or office divider. These reclaimed windows provide separation between
Why not make better use of them? Repurposing a room and redesigning within your existing home’s footprint is always cheaper than building an addition.Next, make a list of the rooms you wish you had in your home. Compare the two lists, and see if anything can have a dual purpose. Can you live without
“Neat way to devise space” — sporoko
Birdhouse Interior Design
master bathroom
Ideabooks18,092
Questions6
What kind of paint was used on the old door? Chalkboard spray paint?
It is custom, as mentioned above. That is the beauty of it. They had an old door and painted it with chalkboard paint. Then you can write whatever you like on it. Great idea and great quote of Dr. Seuss.
Just the little quart of chalkboard paint you can get at Lowe's or Home Depot. We didn't even prime, because we wanted the age of the door to show through. The door is about 80 years old. It was in the garage of the homeowner's house.
theres something about chalk graffiti that just says home to me
Love the old door painted with chalkboard paint and then the cute dr suess
Old door with chalkboard paint. Interesting idea
chalk board old doors downstairs - do it in a cool color - put in a location for people to write their ideas down (ie bathroom)
“Chalk door” — Heather Monek
Patrick Sutton Associates
2 Reviews
Easton House
Ideabooks16,581
Questions10
the way to the ceiling? Are they topped with something? Thank you so much!! I am trying to emulate this look in my bathroom that I just demo'd to renovate now! :) Rhea
love this from an old dresser!
LOVE the sink built in to an old cabinet. Ideally, an old cabinet. For kid bathroom or downstairs
Use our old dresser for basement vanity
Possibly use old dry sink for powder room
Using old furniture around the bathroom sink basin
portion of the base. Unless it’s a true antique, there is no need to fear altering an aged piece — that’s the beauty, and the enjoyment, of upcycling old furniture.
The owner of this bathroom was lucky enough to find a fantastic old pine buffet that was converted to a vanity. The patina and history of this piece make it so much more engaging than something new and mass produced,
“Cute le meuble lavabo” — barbaraverrier
ROOMS & BLOOMS
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Windy Brae
Ideabooks97,269
Questions11
Do you have photos of older colonial type and semi modern homes?
Love everything, especially the old door. Great job!!
I just want to compliment your brilliant door idea, I will be doing it at my house in CT. I have 100 year old doors in the attic I didn't want to throw away, now they will be used. Ohhh I'm so excited!
These are old clay bricks found on the property. The bricks were dry laid in the soil.
The door, one of two found in the basement of our old house, was original to the house. This one was used as a side entrance door to the
I like this idea but for the top of my drive way with maybe french doors... LOL or even "dutch" style bottom....pieces!
I absolutely love this idea....I have several spare doors I've been saving and I think one of them could be perfect to replace my rotting gate
“gate” — ownerspride
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