Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thrift Stores Rock!!!

As I spend time at the new Annex Thrift Store and Somethin' Salvaged, I am pleasantly surprised to have already encountered a handful of people that are looking for architectural salvage as they restore their 100 year old homes! As some of you know, THAT is my true LOVE. I would certainly like to be the one to help people find old house parts, so they can restore their treasure. I have been in contact with a few people, and architectural salvage yards, and I think I may be able to get a small supply started. Windows and doors seem to be the most demand at the moment so a road trip may be in order to get a supply brought in to sell.

In the meantime...

I have been busy working in my workshop and here are a few of my latest transformations...gotta love The Salvation Army,The Idaho Youth Ranch and Deseret Industries where I shop to find my junk. Patty and Chris at The Salvation Army are the BEST!!! They know just what I am looking for and are SO nice when I show up. They even let me dumpster dive:) Oh the treasures from the you guys:)

The following are from The Salvation Army.  Here is a freebie.....

AFTER I replaced the top, bottom and back




Sewing cabinet BEfore
Gun rack on sewing cabinet AFTER

This is NOT my changing table.  Mine was baby blue but it is the same style.


Time to go Pickin' again now that these projects are done.