Salvage Style: 45 Home & Garden Projects Using Reclaimed Architectural Details

Salvage Style: 45 Home & Garden Projects Using Reclaimed Architectural Details

by Joe Rhatigan, Dana Irwin

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Salvage Style: 45 Home & Garden Projects Using Reclaimed Architectural Details by Joe Rhatigan, Dana Irwin

Remember those beautiful iron rails, shutters, and even heat registers from days gone by? You've probably had your eye on them at flea markets, yard sales, or salvage yards, but weren't quite sure how they would fit into your decor. Transform those architectural details into furniture, art, and other functional items that will add instant charm and grace to your home or garden. What was once an Art Deco mantel becomes a headboard; an ornate window guard makes a great pot rack. Any one of these 45 projects will enable you to create something new with all the elegance of the historic architectural remnant that it's crafted from. The techniques you'll try are varied, yet the skills needed for most of the projects are minimal. And even if you don't want to pick up a hammer, you'll be inspired to find the perfect look for your home. Imagine a porch support column as a corner shelf. It will brighten up a bare area and provide an unusual showcase for vases, dolls, and knick-knacks. A rosette is a decorative molding used to connect the side and head trims of a door casing, but in your hands, it will turn into a delightful little clock. Want a table that you can rest your feet on? Feel right at home with one designed from hardwood flooring for the top (the legs are balusters!). And evoke memories of yesteryear with a stand-alone cupboard made up from a farmhouse door and a pair of kitchen cabinets. Give new life to architectural elements with one-of-a-kind, stylish projects that complement any home decor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402711633
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2003
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 10.52(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Asheville, NC

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Deconstructing History: A Photo Essay8
Tips and Techniques14
Working with Wood15
Working with Metal20
Working with Glass22
Safety Issues24
The Projects28
Mantel Headboard30
Rosette Desk Clock32
Cabinet Door Picture Frame34
Mom's Message Window36
Iron Rail Flowerpot Station38
Hot and Cold Towel Rack40
Decorative Bracket Shelf42
Window Box44
Trellis Planter46
Shutter Plant Stand48
Bluebird House50
Rustic and Refined Shelf54
Iron Corner Shelf56
Baluster Lamp58
Ivo's Christmas Tree60
Window, Window on the Wall...62
Garden Flags64
Recycled Bar66
Baluster Candleholder70
Old Door Futon Sofa73
Blanket Chest78
Stand-Alone Cupboard82
Heat Register Bench84
Porch Baluster Side Table86
Glass-Top Cabinet88
Window Guard Pot Rack92
Salvaged Bookends95
Old Door Garden Divider96
You've Got Mail98
Tick Tock Tin Clock100
Fire Screen Light102
Salvaged Picture Frame104
Floor of Yore Coffee Table107
Funky Miscellany110
Coal Grate Shelf112
Display Table114
Garden Bench116
Pedestal118
Curio Cabinet122
Window and Shutter Showcase124
Newel House Address126
Garden Window128
Pressed Tin Screen130
Tin Candle Lamp132
Corner Shutter Shelf134
Fence Picket Planter136
Tin Box139
Contributing Designers142
Acknowledgments144
Index144

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