Young and Hungry

The 10 Wackiest Repurposed Items in Restaurant Decor

Reclaimed barnwood? Psh. Restaurants have been using that for years now. But designers of many new eating and drinking establishments are finding plenty of other repurposed items to integrate into the decor. Behold, some of the most ridiculous, and occasionally awesome, recycled light fixtures, stools, purse hooks, and more.

Tractor seat stools at Southern Efficiency:

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Windows and wood paneling from a 100-year-old demolished Crayola factory in Ohio at Alba Osteria:

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Monocle chandelier at Teddy & The Bully Bar:

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Engine part lamp shades at Republic:

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Gold-leaf-covered boat hull light fixtures at Minibar:

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Oyster cage light fixtures at Eat the Rich:

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Fryer basket light fixtures at GBD:

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Construction crane purse hooks at Arlington's Mussel Bar & Grill:

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Bull castrator decorations in the men's restroom at Farmers Fishers Bakers to remind guys not to pee on the floor:

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Rusty saw decor at Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington:

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Minibar photo by Ken Wyner. Mussel Bar & Grill photo courtesy Mussel Bar & Grill. Farmers Fishers Bakers photo by Will Sommer. Copperwood Tavern photo courtesy Copperwood Tavern. All other photos by Jessica Sidman.

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