Chic, Salvaged Mid-Century Modern Furniture by Revitalized Artistry

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There's probably one in every attic, dumpster or neighbourhood curb: an old, forgotten and beat-up retro piece of furniture that is a shadow of its former self. So it takes a bit of skill and flair to transform these sorry specimens into something fresh, which is exactly what Athens, Georgia-based marketing student Christopher White does in his spare time.

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We took notice over at Design Milk; Revitalized Artistry is White's moniker for his refinishing business, transforming derelict "junk" into chic, signature pieces. He explains that

I love to find broken down, beaten up pieces of furniture and revitalize them to their once beauty and much more.

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Looking at the "before" and "after" states, it's hard to believe that this is the same piece of furniture, but it's a testament to White's careful craftsmanship in restoring these pieces.

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Using a simple but complimentary colour palette of soft hues and contrasts, and keeping the original handles, White updates these mid-century modern finds into something more contemporary -- but exuding quite a bit more character.

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© Revitalized Artistry

My definite favourite is this set of mid-century modern Danish dressers -- love the geometric and colour pairing.

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© Revitalized Artistry
© Revitalized Artistry
© Revitalized Artistry

It's great to see furniture that lasts, and can still be remade to fit with today's tastes. More over at Revitalized Artistry's website on Etsy.

Tags: Furniture | Recycled Consumer Goods