I love old things and think they add so much charm and character to a home. It takes more work to incorporate salvage items into a home when you are building, but I think it is so worth it.
These details also make the space feel much older than it really is. People come into my home, and try to guess how old it is.. 60, 80 or 100? Many are surprised when I tell them it is brand new.
Let’s take a stroll around the house and see what we have.
I love these antique French doors – Do you want to see what they looked like when I found them? Brace yourself!!@ You can see them here. ANTIQUE DOORS
The newel post was once a garden fence post. You can see the story about the post and what it looked like here. NEWEL POST
This project includes salvaged ceiling tile and salvaged corbels. You can see where I got the goodies here. SALVAGED WALL SHELF
The beams in the house are also salvage. You can read about them here. SALVAGED BEAMS
And finally the ceiling on the porches is made from reclaimed beadboard. You can read more about it here. BEAD-BOARD CEILING
Well I hope that gave you some ideas on how you can add salvaged elements to your home.
Oh I love the charm of old things, I’m fascinated with your all of your salvaged items! They are all just awesome. I love how they add so much character a home!
Have a great Sunday~
I love using salvaged items, too, and love how you have used salvaged pieces in your home! I found an old Athena head keystone that must have been part of a building at one time and used it at the very peak of my high ceiling over an 8 ft tapestry on my fireplace place wall. I love old stone decorative elements, but they tend to be quite heavy!
I love all those salvaged items you incorporated in your new home. Makes it unique and adds a bit of whimsy, too.
I love all the salvaged treasures you have! Thanks for sharing them for ideas.
Have a good Sunday!
Luv the idea of using salvaged things in a new home. Gives it some history and makes it uniquely yours. 🙂 Beautiful Anita.
All are lovely…but my favorite is the newel post. Sheila
I love your new home. It is so pretty with all that you have done to it
We are all over salvaged items! LOVE THESE! Esp the barn doors
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I so love the way you have used salvaged items in your home….I truly want to incorporate that into my “next home”…..I know a builder who loves to use the trees that have to be taken down on the property and mills them into beams that are used in the house…Your home has so much charm and character for a “new build”….you did an extraordinary job!!
I love repurposing old things into something I can use in and outside my new build home. Thank you for sharing your’s, Anita. I, especially, love the newel post on your stairs.
I adore the way you’ve put to use your salvaged finds, dear friend!
Still on “The Hunt” for a vintage door turned coat rack and mirror for our entry.
In due time. . .in due time!!!
Katherines Corner says
what a lovely use of salvaged items. You truly have an home filled with inspiration. Hugs!
Katherines Corner says
oops a home, not an home. giggle
Doris Clark says
I love how you have incorporated the old with the new! Especially the newel post!
Have a great week!
Fiona, Lilyfield Life says
Absolutely love these ideas and your armoire is so beautiful
Gayle Mathues says
wonderful! I love salvage! Esp love the newel post. Very clever and unique!
Ginger Brewer says
Anita, How do I go about removing years of dirt from a terrific old window? I do not want to loose the patina. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Sharon Kister says
You create great looking projects. I love the inspiring work you do.