Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Architectural Salvage In Our Living Room

I love the character and charm that architectural salvage pieces can add to a home. There is so much history in these old pieces and I love imagining the homes and farmhouses they once adorned.


This weekend I was fortunate to find some affordable salvage pieces at Oliver and Rust's Vintage Style Barn Sale. Meg had an amazing sale and has collected and painted some really great items. I could have stayed all day soaking in the vintage loveliness but my sister-in-law came along and she might have thought that was weird :) It was great to meet another blogger in real life too. I was really drawn to her painted pieces but ended up buying three salvage pieces- an old six-paned window, a perfectly chippy tall column and a small baluster.


These rustic pieces would work in lots of places in our home but for now I put them in our living room. Like the rest of our home, our living room is a work in progress on a tight budget but I really like how it is looking. I would love to find a large affordable area rug and I have plans to add larger end tables next to the leather couch.


 This is the chippy baluster I bought. I will be looking into ways to seal the chippy paint.



I love the chunkiness of the column, possibly an old porch post. There are so many ways to display old windows and this paned window may end up on a wall.


I am still adding a few Fall touches to our home. This large candle is wearing a cosy that I knit last year (hey, if mugs can have scarves why not candles lol.)


The chippy single pane window leaning on the large white mirror was from a different sale last year. I added the trio of stemmed candle holders with maple pecan votives and the large pine cone to the dresser vignette for more Fall texture and scents.


A berry garland with rusty metal stars fills a footed mercury glass bowl. Although not the greatest photo, this shows more of the six paned mirror.


This is the photo gallery with a cow theme that I shared here. I think it fits the space above the sofa much better now.


Another large pine cone and two seeded glass lanterns were added to the coffee table. Simple and quick -just what I need in these busy days. I know I have lots of accessories going on, but I enjoy seeing our collections. Rustic, casual, and reflecting our family. It has rained on and off since Friday and I was fortunate that the sun came out early this afternoon, just in time to snap a few photos when I got home from work at 3. 

I'm sharing this at the following great link parties...
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours

22 comments:

  1. LOVE the chippy baluster and column...love the whole vignette!

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  2. Love all the new chippy pieces they are perfect.

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  3. So neat! I'm really going to have to get out to a sale like that one of these days!

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  4. It all looks so fabulous! Loved the way you've styled it all.

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  5. oh Elizabeth the room is looking great. Love chippy. Love Architectural ... and you have it all. :-)

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  6. Wow, I love old post and window frames too!
    It looks great along with the rest of your décor.

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  7. Great finds! I love how they add a little more "chippiness" to your room. Age always adds charm, too. You must be very pleased with how the whole room is coming together!

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  8. Love the new pieces and your living room looks lovely Elizabeth! Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Angie xo

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  9. I love your new additions to your living room especially the large post. It's fun to reuse these old pieces of architecture. Your whole room looks great!

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  10. I agree with you. Old architectural pieces add charm to any room in your home. You found some great pieces, Elizabeth! I love the way you've used them in your room.
    xo

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  11. I love the vignette with the baluster and the mirrors.

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  12. I LOVE adding architectural elements to a room. They certainly do add fun and charm to your decor. Great finds!
    Mary Alice

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  13. Your living room is really coming together. The gallery wall looks fantastic and is the right size now. I love that there is a farm theme to the photos.

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  14. Elizabeth I love how your living room is evolving and all the pieces you have added to make it extra special.

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  15. Chippy perferction!

    Rita
    www.ferrytaleshome.blogspot.com

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  16. Your room looks so great! Love your collage on the wall.

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  17. Everything looks great.

    I really want an old column, but the only columns I have found were nearly $200.

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  18. Such a lovely room and I adore all the architectural pieces. Great finds. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/10/185th-inspire-me-tuesday.html. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Elizabeth, I am so glad you came by my blog so that I could find yours.Wow...you may not believe this but I have some old porch post that I told my husband I wanted to use in our Dinning room, I also have some old windows ready to go up on a few walls. By the way I also have some candle cosies...lol. I think we may have a lot in common. Looking forward to following your posts. Will be going back to read your past posts very soon. Your new follower,

    Margaret from movingforwardrdesign.com

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  20. Oh I just LOVE your architectural pieces! The tall column is my fave! They add such vintage charm to your home.

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  21. Your vignette with the architectural pieces looks amazing-love it! :)
    Susan

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