We are well under way with the remodel in the master bedroom. I was looking for that “something extra” above the mirror in our bedroom and I was so excited when I came across this piece of architectural salvage in our local antique mall.
Decorating with Architectural Salvage Pieces
For those that don’t know, I run a small booth at a local antique mall, Miss B’s Antiques. I’ve been there almost 2 years now and I love it. There’s both positives and negatives. I love having a booth and staging and selling my found treasures, but it’s highly possible I spend most of my profits there as well.
While I was at my booth this past weekend and happened to spot this little beauty in another vendors booth. I had to drop what I was doing and buy it right then. Pieces move fast at the antique mall and I’ve missed out on some awesome finds by hesitating! I also love supporting other local creatives like myself.
Architectural Piece Paired with an Antique Mirror
I brought it home and immediately hung it on the wall. We have cathedral ceilings in our master bedroom so I need wall decor that offers height in order to fill that space properly. It’s been a bit of a challenge since first moving in. As with any space, it just takes time and trial and error to find just the right piece.
I will bring home different pieces and try them on different walls and in different rooms. Sometimes I end up selling it because it just doesn’t work and often times, I find a new purpose for the item. I have also been known to fall in love with a piece only to sell it 3 months later so I can hunt for a new one. Anyone else like that? NO? Just me?
Recent Barn Door Installation
I hung it over an antique mirror my husband found while out junking one day. The dresser was an estate sale find as were the trophy ice buckets. I purchased the lamps came from Home Goods and the chicken feeder from a shop here in town. The books I have collected over the years and I covered them with butcher paper I found for super cheap at Home Depot and boxwood balls were a Ross Stores find.
Adding Height with Architectural Salvage Pieces
Often times just adding height to a space with your decor is enough of a change to make the pieces come together. As I mentioned in a few other posts, I tend to decorate in odd numbers and almost always use neutral colored decor and furniture. I do love the occasional wood pieces that have not been painted because it warms up a space.
What architectural salvage pieces do you have in your home?
You may have noticed the new drop cloth curtains as well and you won’t believe how cheap and easy they were.
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