Reclaimed Wood: Beautiful and Whimsical

I know reclaimed wood is a big thing these days, and for good reason, right? I mean, hello? It’s gorgeous! But would you take a look at these fun and beautiful reclaimed barn wood pieces that I saw at an antique store on my weekend sans kids? I’m a smitten kitten!

This island had me at hello. Oh my goodness – even though I have absolutely no place for it in my home, I was dreaming about how amazing it would be in someone’s farmhouse kitchen. And I suspect it will be in someone’s kitchen soon, because it was sold – for $975 – quite a deal, if you ask me.  What you can’t tell from this photo is that the other side of the island also has open shelving on the opposite corner.  Apparently a local woodworker made it and takes special orders…

I’m thinking if this had some open space for a stool, it would be perfect in a craft or sewing room.

Here is another one of his pieces. I love the criss-cross applesauce design for the table legs and it’s such a solid piece too. Not to mention the color is just beautiful.

And then there are these fun pieces. I just couldn’t stop looking at them – great eye-catching statement pieces that are fun and whimsical all at once. They could be replicated by a DIYer with a different animal or object that fit your decorating style.  I have something in mind that I want to try…

They had one that was a turtle that was SO CUTE.  Perfect for a kid’s room or a even a bathroom.  I thought I had taken a picture of it, but evidently not.

Are you equally smitten with using reclaimed wood in your home in some way, shape or form?


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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    August 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    smitten! i love the whale sign! and love the use in furniture!

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    August 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I just mentioned to my husband that I would like him to make a round table for our deck area. The one above would be perfect! I'm lovin' those blue legs.

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    The Kramer Angle
    August 24, 2012 at 12:02 am


    I love the island! I can just see it loaded with platters of food in a great kitchen at an equally great party!

    Very nice!

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    August 24, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Yes, reclaimed wood, love it!! Can't wait to see you DIY some artwork.

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    Stacy Curran
    August 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I AM smitten with reclaimed wood, but you know what I'm obsessing over even more – petrified wood. I want some petrified wood stools SO badly (about $3000 a pop!)

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    September 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I love reclaimed wood! What is the name of the antique store? I would love to buy one of the signs. Thank you!

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