Tag Archives | vintage furniture

Repurposed Piano Bookshelves

vintage repurposed piano becomes wall mounted bookshelves tgm design via atticmag

Mahogany piano cases are remade into charming bookcases.

As a little girl, I spent many hours tickling the ivories of our baby grand, but later I picked up a flute and never looked back.  When my parents built a new home it was a hard decision for Mom to sell the piano as it had been in our family for three generations.  While I’m happy it was restored, and is making beautiful music again, had I seen a repurposed piano first, it might come to live with us instead.  The interior of this piano case was removed and shelves were installed for books and accessories. … Continue Reading


Gurney Console Tables

vintage medical gurney table repurposed into hallway console table - harpers bazaar via atticmag

Vintage medical apparatuses are très chic as gurney tables.

Metal medical cabinets used for bathroom storage have been in vogue for awhile. But how many vintage gurney tables have you seen used as when visiting friends?  These are made by repurposing old medical equipment and they work as part of the larger industrial furniture trend. This salvage style as a hall console has a sculptural feel with its large wheels and glass top that exposes the frame. [top]  A set of architectural drawings on the wall are a nice play on the table’s lines.

This gurney has straight industrial charm.  Its original top is covered with burlap and the lower fixed tray holds collectibles. … Continue Reading


Wine Tasting Tables

antique wine tasting table in an all white kitchen - inspiring interiors via atticmag

Wine tasting tables blend form and function, while remaining versatile pieces.

A favored purchase of my youngest daughter for her home was a reproduction French wine tasting table.  It’s small in size, but big in character – raw, aged oak with hand joinery.  She’s currently using it as a living room side table, but it would also function nicely as a bedside table.  A larger, dark antique version [top] grounds this all white kitchen. Wine tasting tables were original found and used in wine cellars throughout Italy and France. They have tilt tops, an age old form that offered easy transportation to the vineyard for lunch or a way to tuck the table against the wall in a small wine cave.… Continue Reading


Gradient Color Painted Dressers

painted dressers - blue gradient color painted dresser from Red Hen Home via Atticmag

Painted dressers, with a smooth blending of shades from light to dark, are attractive and creative.

Now and then I run across something so creative that I can’t wait to use the idea at my house or –even better — my youngest daughter’s house. These gradient painted dressers qualify. When I first saw the vintage dresser Korrie from Red Hen Home painted in gradient colors [top], I was disappointed. My youngest already purchased a dresser for her eclectic gender-neutral nursery. The gradient painting process is simple: using a fan deck or the paint strip display at a paint store, select a strip and purchase a sample pot of paint of each color for each drawer. … Continue Reading


Eclectic Gender-Neutral Nursery

cabana tablecloth Anthropologie and Creative Co op birdcage chandelier

We’ve created a space the baby will enjoy and one decorated to be in harmony with the rest of the house.

We’re having a baby boom at Atticmag, and it all started a few weeks ago with the Sophisticated Safari Nursery our pal Brandy created for little Blake.  This nursery is near and dear to my heart, as it belongs to our first grandchild.  You may recall several past posts featuring DD2’s home but the nursery is by far the room we have had the most fun creating.  In keeping with the rest of her home, DD2 wanted to use a mix of clean-lined modern and vintage pieces with a punch of bright color. … Continue Reading


Sophisticated Safari Nursery

safari theme nursery with paper mache trophy animals

A child’s room designed for growth and exploration.

We’re having a baby boom at Atticmag, and our first new mom-to-be is Brandy O.  You may remember her guest post Rugs in Morocco.  I’ve known her long enough to believe there is nothing she cannot do.  Expecting her first child in July, Brandy began by painting the walls of the baby’s room with Sherwin Williams Pavilion Beige, the trim SW Irish Cream and she ordered a hand-forged Millbrook crib from Restoration Hardware.  After deciding on a “sophisticated safari” nursery (no overload of animals), she went to work creating three papier-mâché trophies.… Continue Reading