You ers never cease to amaze me. You are smart, resourceful and very handy! We put out the call for one to discuss your creative salvage thoughts, and you replied with new uses for wine barrels, church pews, old windows, shutters, shipping containers, bowling alleys and dilapidated barns. Ever resourceful, you have discovered the landfill drop-off regions, reused what might have been refuse on your renovation tasks, gone Dumpster diving and asked neighbors to get all those aged bricks they had lying about. Thank you for sharing your stories to everyone. Make sure you check out the original salvage call to see all of the jobs and thoughts; we have space to discuss only a portion of these.
When putting together this particular kitchen, Jutta Rikola customized cabinetry in bits found in a kitchen which was going to be demolished, and from other bits located at a barn. A few energizing coats of daring paint and some snazzy hardware breathed new life into the cupboards in their new residence. You’ll hardly recognize them when you find the before shots.
pro Jo White added big curb appeal with something that she found at the county ditch. She transformed a discarded iron daybed into beautiful French-inspired handrails around her cabin door.
David Lipchik creates boxes for succulents that hang vertically on the wall, like artwork, from salvaged timber. Here’s his tutorial.
Art supplies don’t come cheap; thus artists are some of the most clever scavengers around. Artist Terry Widner took a classic, no-longer-used laminated pc desk and made 4-foot artwork panels from its MDF core. The bits became intriguing canvases for artwork.
Theaters have provided wonderful bits for reuse for smart ers. consumer mirandahastings repurposed doors from a 1930s film theater. She hung them on barn door hardware, plus they cover the pantry.
Pro Doyle Hudson made these massive pendant lights from speakers which once sat atop the snack bar in a Midwestern drive-in movie theater.
consumer lynnsmith57 scooped an older theater “Coming Attractions” screen for $5 in a auction and turned it into a one-of-a-kind mirror.
When it comes to reusing timber, knowing its history automatically transforms the items into conversation pieces. er summilux scooped up purpleheart planks from dismantled railroad cars and crafted these shelves. The timber “was dimensionally stable and required no planing and only a little sanding. It resides on, among other items, on my wife’s background, assorted bookcases, a trestle table and cabinet shelving,” he says.
Summilux supplies a great hint: Repurpose stained glass and other art glass bits in places where insulation is not a problem, like an interior door.
Sometimes the background comes from the site in which your home stands. consumer Holly and her husband had to take down a badly constructed addition in their 1851 stone farmhouse. They could salvage old beams filled with personality from the old addition and utilize them at the kitchen as columns.
Holly’s husband also salvaged boards in the shoddily constructed improvement and made a gorgeous farm stand from them.
consumer lindagreg created a magical hay barn from an old shipping container. (This popular trend has been dubbed “cargotecture.”)
“We included windows with barn wood dividers, old horseshoes for decoration on shutters, made a fake roof from old rusty tin and painted it red!” She says.
Foxhuntmom repurposed an whole building, shifting a 1950s gas station in to her property. When she bought her property near Fayetteville, Arkansas, the station had already been decommissioned.
“We’re located in the beautiful Ozarks, and repurposing here’s a way of life,” foxhuntmom says. “My ceilings are old weathered wrinkle tin, and my cabinets are heart pine salvaged from a Victorian demolition. The barn and bunkhouse above are styled with phone poles. The horse post and rail fencing is walnut from salvaged barns.”
Interior designer Gina Fitzsimmons turned into a Dumpster dive into a patinated shutter panels. “They were quite old and made with wooden pegs holding them together,” she says. They flank framed classic seagull bookplates. “The wall was a stunner from the time we got it all put together!” She says.
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Pine Street Carpenters & The Kitchen Studio maintained the aged feeling within this former ice basement, originally constructed in 1845. They fashioned the stairs and band board from another home that had been remodeled nearby.
consumer ddelora scooped an old grammaphone in a yard sale for $5. Her husband joined an old broom handle and a galvanized elbow, she painted it, and it was turned into a giant flower sculpture to get her lawn.
In regards to gathering and reusing bricks, the less matchy-matchy they are, the better. consumer meddler saved bricks from an old chimney while also collecting bricks with writing on one side and half bricks which were older and an interestesting colour.
“In older neighborhoods individuals always seem to have a couple bricks they would love to get rid of and will just give them to you,” meddler says. “We put our whole patio using all these bricks at a random laying. The bricks you accumulate need to be about the exact same thickness. At the conclusion we registered the spaces between the bricks together with polymeric sand and watered in. It’s a gorgeous and quite distinctive brick terrace.” Yes it is, meddler!
When G3 Studios Decorative Painting needed extra space for animals, it turned to an extra heated drop on the house. The difficulty was, that there was only a shoestring funding for renovation.
“We found some barns in the area which had failed, and the owners gave us consent to utilize what we had,” says among those team members. “We found teak timber, tin panels, farm equipment parts, doors and windows. We also scoured roadsides and garage sales, where we found more doors and windows. We used pallets and broken-down outdoor decoration, which we repurposed. When it was free, we found a way to utilize it. We found insulation left over from my jobsites.”
After finishing the job that the G3 group loved the construction so much, they combined the puppies and use it as office space and a painting studio.
Trixylarue dressed up her guest bathroom in head-to-toe closed pieces. “We took floors from a home that was constructed in 1881. After hauling it home, taking out the claws, stripping it twice, placing poly on it , it became the countertop and flooring,” she says.
She included her grandmother’s old sheet music to the thin plywood vanity doors, as well as framing some of it and hanging it on the walls.
“The wall over the dressing table is beadboard from a lakeside cabin, with the original paint and blot,” trixylarue says.
In this kitchen The Granite Kitchen of Gozan Interiors, a classic stove’s cast iron door has found a new use over the stove as a backsplash accent. “The rusty old door was washed and oiled and surrounded by Artistic Tile and Daltile’s rusty iron border,” says the designer.
JB Architects designed this stunning accent wall, which is composed of older winery racks.
ers have given bits of bridges new lives also. An old timber bridge was reused by JB Architects in frames and new cladding.
Wine Country Craftsman enjoys to reuse Napa wine barrel rings at a unique way. One way is to flip the rings into intriguing light fixtures, like this industrial necklace.
When consumer blairbec moved into a condominium, she wasn’t crazy about the dining room light fixture and could not find one she liked, so she made her own. She repurposed the living room fixture’s framework (she’d replaced it with a ceiling fan), inserted a 7 bamboo table runner and a parasol she was given as a present when living in China. She repainted the parasol’s hint black and inserted a tassel and beads.
consumer Carlo M. turned sturdy teak from a bridge in Indonesia into a gorgeous outdoor table and benches.
“Upon finishing our front bathtub and shower remodel, I got an estimate to get a glass shower wall which exceeded the whole cost of the remodel,” says Bradley Ross. Instead of shelling out to the expensive glass, he found an aged French pocket, painted and sealed it several times and added tempered shatterproof glass. “To complete the appearance and protect the glass from water stains, we put a poly brocade curtain behind the door,” he says. The overall costs were just a portion of the cost of a glass enclosure, and the shower includes a distinctive architectural element.
“I salvaged all of the double-hung windows from our original porch until we place on an addition and put them into dining room mirrors by cleaning a coating of metallic gold paint over the original, outdated foundation paint and replacing the glass with mirrors,” says Lorre Jackson of Casart Coverings. By the way, Jackson says she’s more of these windows than she has the time to record on Craigslist, so let her know if you’re interested in scooping some of these up.
When Rollin Fox of Sleeping Grape Wine Cellars managed to obtain 60 white ash pews, he thought he’d died and gone to heaven. “We anticipated them to be over 85 years old; the grade of the timber in them would be hard to equal today,” he says. “They are in 12-foot sections, perfectly clear, and don’t have any flaws — a woodworker’s dream!”
Fox milled the pews and used them in a string wine cellars playfully dubbed “Shrines to get Wine.” “So far we have assembled three wine cellars employing the milled pews. A number of the bigger portions of the Gothic arch doors are from recently acquired ash, but the majority of the bits are from the retired pews,” he says.
Speaking of churches, Hull Historical used salvaged materials from a Roman Catholic church in this new Gothic revival residence, making new millwork to match the salvaged materials.
consumer Lea Kawabe put her eyes on these previous crates and watched a dining room table.
“It was a fun, simple, eco-friendly job.” Kawabe says.
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