Beautiful & Versatile: Reclaimed Wood

Beautiful & Versatile: Reclaimed Wood

Kristen Lubbe
May 4, 2011

Reclaimed wood is increasingly becoming one of my favorite materials to decorate with. Not only because it's fairly easy to find no matter where you are, but it's also so beautiful and extremely versatile. Reclaimed pieces of wood can be used in many different ways throughout the home but currently I'm a huge fan of using, large pieces as a coffee or cocktail table.

I've mentioned how versatile it can be as a desk but I didn't realize just how beautifully it could be used in it's most simple form. There are so many different options when using reclaimed wood when it comes to the style it represents - when framed with metal or by the addition of castor wheels to the bottom, you've got an industrial vintage look!

For something a little more soft and subtle like the image, keep the wood in its most natural form and plop in right in front of your sofa. Even if you can't fork over the money for storebought and processed reclaimed piece of wood, this can be done as a DIY by cleaning and drying stumps and then sealing them with the type of finish (matte or gloss) that appeals to you.

What do you think of reclaimed wood pieces?

Image via La La Lovely

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