Up­cy­cled fur­ni­ture

Lo­cal fur­ni­ture de­sign­ers meld con­tem­po­rary de­sign with a blast from the past, by us­ing sal­vaged, vin­tage and up­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als.

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Metal, steel and wood dat­ing back over 100 years get a sec­ond life via Lovely Nova’s His­toric In­fu­sion line. Jes­sica and Alexan­der Skin­ner’s fur­ni­ture de­sign com­pany makes cus­tom­iz­a­ble cof­fee ta­bles, din­ing ta­bles and kitchen is­lands that meld Royal Cana­dian Navy his­tory and rus­tic style.love­ly­nova.ca


This unas­sum­ing north end shop keeps the his­tory of Hal­i­fax build­ings alive via its ar­chi­tec­tural sal­vage and dis­man­tling, but also uses those skills (and amaz­ing finds) to pro­duce fur­ni­ture, like these wide board top side ta­bles, which were desks at Lunen­burg Academy in a past life. 2457 May­nard Street


Relove’s Suzanne and Steve An­der­son are ex­perts in stylish throw­backs. Their line of vin­tage, re­fur­bished and up­cy­cled fur­ni­ture gets scooped up fast on­line, and its no won­der. Pieces like this mid-cen­tury mod­ern dresser are care­fully cho­sen for their time­less qual­ity and style, and then re­vamped us­ing colour or car­pen­try, bring­ing them back to life and ready to be loved, again. relove­hal­i­fax.com


Chris Smith makes both pre-de­signed and cus­tom cre­ations with fo­cus on re­new­able, durable ma­te­ri­als. Si­mul­ta­ne­ously sleek and sturdy, this desk was made in hon­our of Jampy’s one-year an­niver­sary, us­ing 1940s Dou­glas Fir, 1960s ta­ble legs and a vin­tage bas­ket. jampy.co

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