Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Corner View: Repurposed

It may be the only repurposed thing in our home... I bought it already repurposed. It was a Canadian grain scale. It has been my coffee table in six homes since 1987, when I found it at an antique show in NYC. Actually, I found it in Toronto during a cold November visit, but went back to buy it from the same guy (for $400--a lot for me back then) when he showed in NY two weeks later. It still works: if you get over 200 lbs. on it, the scale tips. I do love it.
Please see the many other corner views from around the world here.

21 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

This is by far the most unique repurposed item I've seen all morning. Thanks for sharing. It's lovely. I imagine it was tough moving it around. ;-)

janis said...

I LOVE THIS! Such a beautiful piece of equipment - and oh my, what a wonderful second life it has :^)

Sophie said...

I love it!

Conny said...

That is so cool! I've never seen one before. It's definitely a keeper: through six homes and more. Thanks for sharing your Corner View today.

Joyce said...

I so LOVE this piece!!!! A keeper for sure. xo

Ritva said...

yes,yes,yes!
that´s what repurposed is all about!

la ninja said...

do you get more than 200 pounds on it often? ;)
I find it very special and, somehow, probably very you (hunch, kinda)

denise said...

i LOVE that. that is a very cool use and beautifully repurposed. :)

MODsquad said...

Oh, this is one of the best coffee table ideas I've ever seen! What a conversation piece! LOVE it!

liza said...

Thank you, everyone! La ninja, sometimes I make my husband stand on it, just for fun...

Theresa said...

How unusual!

likeschocolate said...

That is totally fabulous!

Demara said...

VERY COOL coffee table!! And Canadian?! ew I like. hehe it's real neat it still works too...

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

It's a very beautiful "table"... I love it too.

Elisabelle said...

I love it!
So beautiful:)

Francesca said...

How unique! I love those handles, made of curved wood.

Cabrizette said...

oh i didn't know that !!! Thanks for sharing ; )

jane said...

i love this! and it looks perfect among all the funkiness in your home.

ibb said...

It is unique! Really original.

Kari said...

oh I love it. Now this is truly a repurposed item.
Looks great!

laurabrownart said...

this is INCREDIBLE. i love that it has been an investment that you have loved for a long time--and will for many years to come!

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