Decorating With Vintage Skiing and Fishing Equipment

Add rustic charm to your home by repurposing vintage sporting gear into fun decor.

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Holly Aguirre

©2014 Pedlars Co. UK

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Vintage Winter

©2014 Vintage Winter

No longer fit for the river, this 1930s wooden canoe has a new life as clever storage. After the designers cut the vintage vessel in half, they added a base to make it stand upright, and decorative shelves to create more functional space. (Photo courtesy of Vintage Winter.)

These vintage fishing/chum buckets make for great rustic light fixtures with an industrial flair. (Photo courtesy of Holly Aguirre.)

A collection of fishing floats and lures was artistically arranged and repurposed to create this stunning chandelier. At first glance, you might think the fixture is made from colorful crystals and not sporting goods. (Photo courtesy of Pedlars.)

This handsome bench is handcrafted using a vintage snowshoe as a seat and sturdy Colorado pine for the legs. We think it's a fine place to sit and buckle up your boots. (Photo courtesy of Vintage Winter.)

We're beginning to see the light. Vintage snowshoes are great for repurposing because of their superior craftsmanship. These puppies were built to last. Also, they're flat and can easily be hung on the wall. (Photo courtesy of Vintage Winter.)

Here is another clever repurposing of a classic snowshoe, this time as a hanging shelf, which would nicely complement the canoe shelf featured in the first slide. (Photo courtesy of Vintage Winter.)

Fishing poles are another great item for repurposing. This is a handmade lamp by Greg Sauls of New Port Richey, Fla., who repurposes vintage sporting goods and hocks them in his fun Etsy shop, Saulty Dog Creations. (Photo courtesy of Saultydog Creations.)

How about a vintage ski to go with your favorite wine vintage? This unique wine rack that was once a ski is one of Vintage Winter's most popular items.

This ski lodge in Breckenridge, Colo., is outfitted with lots of cool vintage ski items, like a gondola and a pair of antique downhill racing skis. (Photo courtesy of Vintage Winter.)

The loveseat on the right was made out of newer, "retired" skis, while the coat tree was made out of vintage wooden skis. It makes a great addition to this Breckenridge, Colo., ski chalet. (Photo courtesy of Vintage Winter.)

The guys at Vintage Winter are always searching for and finding old skis so that they can repurpose them into original designs. These skis now make for one smart-looking Adirondack-style chair.

An antique sled gets a new life as a coffee table. It is another unique creation from the folks at Vintage Winter.

If you can find a pair of old wooden skis, they look great as casual accouterments hanging on the wall or standing by the fireplace. This pair is from Vintage Winter.