It used to be called recycling, but now when one repurposes a piece of found "junk", it is called upcycling.
There is an interesting blog that highlights this kind of decorating. I must be in a spring cleaning mode, because I want to change everything around in our house. Maybe it is because I have spent so much time indoors the last 6 weeks and more time than usual blog hopping and finding many ideas. They are fun ideas, but although they appeal to me, I probably will not have anything quite so rustic in my own home.
And the table above is cut from and old sign. You can see much more on the Funky Junk Interiors blog.
In the same decorating trend is Miss Mustard Seed. Her interiors are a bit more refined, but also incorporate found dressers and furniture.
I am also very attracted to black and white decorating especially black and white check.
An all white kitchen with a over the top checked floor is pretty eye catching. Note the double door glass front fridge on the back wall. That would enable grocery list making to go quickly. Teenagers would probably still stand there with the door open.
Black and white check is not new. It is definitely classic as evidenced by this photo of Versailles.