Repurposed Goods: New Antiques

Looking at an old barn door, a record player cabinet from way back, a fishing trap or farm trough, these repurposed goods can be made into eclectic and new antiques. Everything has an original function, but it’s even cooler when a new idea comes from an old item. Retro Knox helps create this type of decorating style with furniture and collectibles in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

It doesn’t take much imagination to have inspiration and innovation with repurposed goods. Please allow for an open mind on how these pieces and group settings came from another time to today.

Lobster Trap Table


Imagine the fishermen out on the open sea using their everyday lobster traps to get the best catch. These two traps are ready to help the right person find that inner-fisherman and enjoy the company of friends and family as coffee tables. This would be a great fit for a summer home, cottage or man-cave.

Barn Door Dinner Table and Buffet

By looking at these ensembles, no one would even realize they aren’t completely new furniture. They’re unique in that they are not new, but repurposed barn doors for the actual table and buffet tops.

Record Player Cabinet

This non-working record player inside its cabinet will make for the perfect bar. Whomever gives his or her heart to rock ‘n’ roll, along with a cordial in-hand to sip, will no doubt dig a vintage piece like this.

 Retro Knox offers up unique Mid-Century Modern furniture, collectibles and art based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Delivering one-of-a-kind, affordable furnishings home to your inside and outside spaces, Retro Knox offers vintage decor with name brands such as Herman Miller, Steelcase, Woodward, Henredon and many more. To schedule an appointment to walk through the 22,000 square feet of antiquing goodness, send us a message or call John Knox at 616.308.6767. Otherwise, visit us at our retail spaces in Grand Rapids.

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