Sunday, January 29, 2012

Decorating with Old Salvage


Hello everyone!

I'm happy to report that the rain has officially stopped now.  Yay!  The sun has been shining and it feels good. 

Now that the sun is shining again, I can see all the dust in my house!  So, as I was dusting away, I noticed that I haven't talked about some of the old salvaged pieces that I have in my home.  I love the character they bring to a room since they had a former life.

The first one is this old ceiling tile that I found at an antique mall many years ago.

 
It hangs on the wall above the tub in my master bathroom.  I've had it here for years and still love it. 


It's old and chippy and interesting to look at. 

The next item is in my bathroom too.  It is an old wall planter.  It once had rings on it to hold potted plants.  I guess it was intended to hang outside on a patio.


I have it hanging on the wall above the toilet. I took off the rings since I used it without the plants.


It is also chippy and romantic looking.  I have always loved this piece.

Lastly, in this same room, I have an architectural fragment perched on the plant ledge  above my vanity.


I have no idea what it was in its former life.  Does anyone have any suggestions?


I found it at an antique mall years ago too. This was at the time when I was trying to find old salvage.  It was just becoming popular then.

Downstairs, in the foyer, I have a couple of old porch columns  that I've used as plant holders.


I know I've already posted these, but they are my favorite pieces of old salvage that I own!


I bought these at an antique mall as well.  They are a matching pair.

So, if you're looking for a way to add something old and interesting to your home, use old salvage.  I like to use things in a way that they weren't intended and I think I definitely achieved that with these pieces. Also, all of these pieces, shown, have not been altered from how I found them.  I like that they have been left in their original state too.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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37 comments:

Sherry said...

Kelly, that old ceiling tile is absolutely beautiful!

Cozy Little House said...

Such interesting pieces! Don't you wish you knew where all they'd been in their lifetimes? Love the columns1
Brenda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Kelly, I am a salvage nut. You have some great pieces, and you display them beautifully.

Andrea said...

I loooove architectural salvage! I'm looking for a pair of corbels for a shelf in my bathroom. The only problem is, it's seemed to become quite popular and as a result, expensive!

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Oooohhhh jealous! I love all of those pieces :)

Babs said...

I love, love architectural pieces and you have some great ones. Your porch columns and the piece on you plant ledge are my favorites. Nice pieces are getting so hard to find.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly you have some great pieces! My favs are the old porch columns! Your lucky I don't live closer because they just might have disappeared:)

Bliss said...

Remember the days..... when a gal could go snooping around in antique stores and find salvage..... do you ever see stuff anymore? I rarely do here, or if I do there is some really really crazy price attached.

~Bliss~

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Great stuff! love that buttery yellow paint color whith your chippy whites.

♥Linsey

Debbiedoo's said...

They are awesome pieces Kelly. The one in your master bath is my all time fav. It may come up missing some day!!~

Linda Chapman said...

My favorite is your ceiling tile!

I have an old mantle hung on my dining room wall with a mirror in the opening. I redid the whole room to hang this piece several years ago when LD and I were first married. I love it as much today as I did then. I remember LD asking me....."You want to hang the old fireplace on the WALL?"
Of COURSE!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

And I wish I could fit one of those columns in my purse and sneak it home.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous pieces. They are all wonderful. I love that ceiling tile and the columns are stunning. Great finds, they add so much character. Hugs, Marty

Pat said...

Beautiful salvage pieces Kelly. That was one of the things I asked my friend to bring back from GA, when she was at Market.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love all your salvage pieces, but the columns are to die for!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
Lucky you to have not one but two of those beautiful columns!
They look great in your home. I like that you kept the original finish on all of them. Love the old ceiling tile in the bathroom. I have one as well that I had out in the garden last summer. It has naturally been distressed some more!
All the Best,
Christine

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love all of your salvage pieces! Those columns are fabulous.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Well first of all I really like the tile on the wall with the candle chandy next to it~it looks so pretty. I love that kind of old tile, and i saw a lot of it at Brimfield, and it was kind of pricey! I saw all sizes of it. You would love to go there shopping for salvage. I like the old columns too~and that thing in the bathroom on the shelf is a part of a corbel detail for a porch probably.

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Love your old salvaged pieces! The pieces in your bathroom are all so pretty and unique. I have always liked your columns...I really want to find one! Great taste Kelly :)

Rooms by Ann said...

Wow, you have some great pieces I love the look you have achieved.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for stopping by, love the salvage pieces you have especially the porch columns. I'd love to have one for in my entryway.

♥Rondell

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Love all your salvaged pieces, they are just lovely!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Oh, I just love your olden pieces! They look so pretty hanging on your bathroom wall! Those columns are so wonderful for plant stands. I don't have anything like this and will have to start look for something! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Holly said...

Old salvaged pieces are my favorite. You have nice ones.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Love your salvaged pieces! One of my favorite pastimes is rummaging through salvage yards. I got my bathroom chandelier and my living room corner cabinets at a salvage place, and they are a few of my favorite treasures. Love what you've found and how you've displayed them :)

Anita said...

Oooo Kelly. I LOVE old salvaged things too! Mine are always from my parents or grandparents, but I"m lucky my grandfather carefully took things apart and stored them. I love the planter!! I have a similar piece, though not old, that was a pot rack and I left the little baskets on for candles and towels. You have some great pieces, and I love how you have used them!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,
You were the first blog I visited this morning and I am so glad I did! What inspiration! I love the stories those pieces could tell!
blessings,
karianne

Olive Cooper said...

They got soul!

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! Kelly I just adore your gorgeous home decor. So pretty!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, I love all of your architectural salvage pieces. They add such wonderful character to your home. Hugs, Sherry

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like your old salvage items! Neat that you didn't alter them in any way! (My dh would freak out though! LOL!) He just doesn't "get it!!"

Katherine

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

These are all great pieces, Kelly!! Don't you just LOVE that you STILL love them!? blessings ~ tanna

Becca said...

I love old and chippy ... all of your pieces are fabulous, especially the ceiling tile!

Deserae said...

I love decorating with old salvage pieces too....the more chippy the better IMO! You have some really fabulous pieces!
~Des

CAS said...

All of your salvaged pieces are just "yummy" to look at. I don't have anything like that, but I would like to. The search may be on.
CAS

labbie1 said...

Kelly,

Lovely! I like all of them!

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