I just spent a solid hour browsing through Pinterest looking at pictures of gorgeous rooms using salvaged materials. I 'pinned' some of them, and will share some of my favorite images with you. But first, here's a couple photos from Green Builder Media's VISION House Orlando a couple of years ago.
As a 'green' designer, I love using anything I can to create the look I want that's also low impact. Using salvaged materials isn't just for us 'greenies'; it also creates a one-of-a-kind custom look that will always please your customers. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to use stuff that's already in my client's home, and try to find new and different ways to display it. For example, I had these shelves made from the shipping pallets that were used to ship ceramic tile to the house I was working on. The mantle on the left was made from a scrap of left over micro-lam lying around the jobsite.
Photos (left and below) by Andy Frame Photography
The dining room table top was made from salvaged bleacher seats!
Here's some awesome images from Pinterest from various sources showcasing salvaged design at it's best:
When this homeowner discovered 100 years worth of linoleum and sailcloth under the kitchen floor, he salvaged enough to cover one stair with each layer.
Italian marble tops the kitchen’s custom cabinetry, while salvaged Victorian corbels serve as distinctive brackets for the stove’s hood.
Adding character to a kitchen with a salvaged sink.
Island corbels from salvaged Victorian porch.
Salvaged headboard turned chalkboard.
Posted: 1/6/2013 12:28:03 AM by
Heather Wallace | with 5 comments