August 25, 2009

Southern Living:: Smart Salvage Ideas

The new issue of Southern Living is out for September. I received mine yesterday. There are some great articles on homes and design. This home below, is a great cottage style design using reclaimed materials. The Pursell's searched for many of the architectural details in their home, and pieced it together.

I really like the style. An updated twist on the old English Tudor.

They found this old lantern that needed a little re-wiring.

They built the bench below out of scraps from beams and iron gates.
The iron chandelier really looks great in the courtyard.
The antique bricks are from old buildings that were torn down. The key to working with the different sizes is to lay the brick floor in sand and not concrete.
The Purcell's pieced together the salvaged doors. All parts are from other buildings or homes.
I mentioned "Pecky Cypress Wood" in a post last week. This is old wood pulled from the bottom of rivers, lakes, etc. Personally, I love white kitchen cabinets, but I think this kitchen looks great!
The trestle table was built with scraps from the floor boards. I love the benches too. Hopefully, the skirted fabric is a washable slip cover!
The wood floors are 1" think oak planks with various widths. The right floors can really make or break a house!
The old wood shutters are newly crafted with reclaimed wood.
I love all of the details in this home. Charles and I need to start collecting old wood and bricks for our future home one day! We do live in an old mill town, so might not be too difficult to do. Luckily, Charles just ordered another storage building for our backyard! {pics to come later on that}


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