Flavors To Follow – Recreate

Lately, we’ve been struggling with the decision of what to put in our Hearth room in our new house.  It’s the little space open to the kitchen and it has a fireplace and a TV.  Do we put a sofa there, a daybed, or a chaise lounge?  Or should we just wait for baby a la mode to get here and make it a little play area with squishy mats?  In an effort to find the perfect little furniture piece, I happened to stumble upon the site Recreate.  It seriously one of the best online Repurposed Furniture stores out there with unique designs all the way from Cape Town, South Africa!

loving the fabric of this suitcase chair!  and the fact it’s a suitcase is just SO cool!

this cute ottoman is made out of a hatbox and you can take off the cushion and store things inside as well, like kid’s toys, *wink wink*

this headboard is pure gorgeousness, would love to wake up next to it every day!

a teacup lamp would go perfectly in the room since we have a display case for our teacups off the hearth room too.

it’s a typewriter, oh wait, it’s a lamp, how clever!

and lastly, one of my favorites, a scale turned into a clock!  love the colors!

So what do you think?  Does this inspire some of you to want to do your own DIY?  Or are you inspired to go out and buy something repurposed?  And more importantly, any suggestions for what to put in a Hearth room would be greatly appreciated!!  😀


  1. September 1, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    GORGEOUS! I’ve found so many suit case redo’s lately and love them all!

  2. September 1, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    if you can fit a little daybed or an armless chaise it would the perfect place to read a book, sip some tea, or eventually read to the little one. I like the lines and low profile of the Ikea Klippan chaise in a fun color. Check out custom slipcovers!

  3. September 1, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    I’ve seen this website, too! I love the idea of a chair/suitcase!

  4. September 1, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    Oh I love these, so fun!

  5. September 1, 2011 / 9:04 pm

    i seriously love repurposed or upcycled things. i love to see a piece of furniture and figure how i can give it a new look. that shop looks amazing. the typewriter lamp is unique!


  6. September 1, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    I love the hatbox ottoman! So cute.

  7. September 1, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    These are awesome. I’m inspired to get that suitcase chair 🙂

    Thanks for entering my giveaway!

  8. September 2, 2011 / 1:06 am

    I adore these! So quirky yet oddly classy and fun. I think your hearth room should be a reading room. So romantic!

  9. September 2, 2011 / 9:35 am

    eeeeee!!! I love absolutely EVERYTHING!!!! How clever! That chair, the tea cup lamp and even the weight with the pretty bowl on top!!! {I saw a weigh at a thrift store last weekend, but I passed it by because it was broken, now I wish I had picked it up so I could have attached a pretty bowl on top!!!!!}
    Have a terrific weekend Sandy!!

  10. September 2, 2011 / 10:08 am

    LOVE your new layout! The colors are great, it’s so bright and cheery! Aaaand these finds are so cool! I especially love the suitcase chair/stool…seriously creative. Have a great weekend…Xo, Katie

  11. September 2, 2011 / 10:13 am

    love everything!! and i love your new look too 🙂

  12. September 2, 2011 / 11:20 am

    Gorgeous!! I can imagine a little nook with all these fabulous pieces. However, I’m pretty sure your space will be lovely as a play area. Otherwise, you’ll be overwhelmed with toys around your house 🙂

  13. September 2, 2011 / 11:21 am

    AHH! I LOVVVE your new layout! So pretty and love the warm colors! And these chairs are to die for! I need them in my life hahaha. Oh and also, your new home is absolutely wonderful! It’s so spacious and open I love the back yard the most! All those beautiful big trees!

  14. September 2, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    The suitcase chair definitely makes me want to make my own!

  15. September 2, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    ok come design my house? I WANT IT ALL!

  16. September 2, 2011 / 3:31 pm

    i better not go click on Recreate’s link…i’ll be there for hours if I do!

  17. September 4, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    Oh my goodness these are all amazing! I would love to repurpose things but I need to learn some new skills first 😛

  18. September 4, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    love these finds, specially the little ottoman, xoxo

  19. September 4, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    oh love the typewriter!!!

    p.s LOVE the banner! it’s perfect. 🙂

  20. Jashodapriya
    September 1, 2014 / 10:43 am

    Is there someway I could purchase the hatbox ottoman?Its awesome and I don’t have the means or time to make one myself.

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