Ideas to Create Custom Furniture using Glass
If you are looking for ways to jump on the custom furniture bandwagon and create some unique furniture of your own, glass can help take simple objects or furniture and turn them into totally new pieces. Here glass company GH Glass shares some ideas to help you create some truly inspired items for your home:
• Islands: Creating kitchen islands using glass can be quite simple and will allow you to find inspiration from a number of items. The eco-friendly trend embraces glass as an excellent material to take unconventional items and turn them into stunning focal points for your kitchen. From antique store counters to hutches missing their shelves and interesting carts on wheels to old antique pedestals you can work with a custom glass company to come up with ideas to take an old, tossed aside item and turn it into an artfully crafted kitchen island.
• Dining Tables: Dining tables with glass table tops can be quite elegant and you can get very creative with what you use for the base. You can scour antique stores and garage sales until you find what you need. You can look for a matching set or quartet of items from book shelves to chamber basins to create table legs and bases. You can seek out items from nature such as washed up tree trunks or stumps, large boulders or intricate branches. You can look for items from industry from old metal cogs to factory pieces. You can even look at old farm items from copper milk cans to barn ladders or work horses. As long as the height is right for balance you can come up with absolutely breath taking, mind boggling or whimsical dining tables that can then be paired with the perfect set of chairs.
• Bathroom Vanities: Much like a kitchen island you can get the same creative juices flowing to create interesting bathroom vanities. The beauty of glass is that it will protect whatever lies beneath so even an old worm eaten dresser, desk or vanity table can be covered to create a truly unusual vanity piece. You can also look for items that can be paired such as old night side tables with drawers that can sit at either side of a glass counter that can then be fitted with a raised sink and faucets.
• Hall Tables: You can also create very interesting hall tables, due to their narrow depth. You can look for interesting items such as old marble columns or reclaimed newel posts from house or building demolitions. You may even find antique mail boxes on a post, interesting etageres from a closing store fixtures sale or even old retro ash tray lights or matching lamps or garden statues.
• Coffee or Side Tables: With lower to the floor tables such as coffee and side tables you can also find some unique items as inspiration for custom furniture. From old antique sewing machines to copper fire extinguishers, antique milking stools or garden urns in cast iron or stone, you can find many options for occasional tables.
As you can see it just takes vision to come up with custom furniture ideas using glass.