Designers Paul Wilson and Chelle Swanson-Wilson are individually creative artists who have come together to do some functional, funky, beautiful art furniture and items with the goal to repurpose as many parts, pieces and supplies as possible. Together they run Repurposed Designs, a design company that uses as many green and repurposing methods as possible to create one of a kind furniture and furnishings.
Of course, our favorites of their work are the automotive and vehicular furnishings, such as this 1953 Oldsmobile fully functional buffet equipped with working headlights, hood ornament, emblem letters from the hood, and a license plate.
Another favorite is this fully functional 1956 Buick dresser with grill center trim and Yankee Tri-Bar tail lights that work.
Repurposed Designs are currently vendors at Good Ju Ju in the West Bottoms of Kansas City and have showcased their automotive and vehicle part funiture, clocks, lamps, paintings and other items at Kansas City Coffee Company, local Starbucks, Nuance Boutique as well as on their own website, chelle.com.