Smaller than usual in WV
This 'little' clawfoot tub was refinished on the outside with a cool copper-look paint, the original interior enamel still looked good at nearly 100 years old. A bit under the usual length at 4-1/2 feet long, this was the perfect size for a bathroom with limited space. Some nice hardware gives it a great finishing touch.
Corbel Repurpose in IL
It's the many small details that add up to make old homes unique; you can't always put your finger on it but the cumulative effect is what's so special. The pair of corbels over the front door were originally used under a bay window in their old life. The house that they came from dated from the 1920's and it's likely that this midwest bungalow is roughly the same age, a nice detail to dress up that entrance.
Creative Murphy Bed
What a neat idea, take two interior doors and make a false 'closet' that's really hiding a murphy bed. With some patching, sanding and painting no one will ever know that this was never original to the home, which also has similar 2-panel doors throughout.
East Coast Relocation
This fantastic oak french door set was salvaged from a 1920's NJ home, and great care was taken to save all of the bits and pieces including the jamb and thin casement mouldings. Equal care was obviously given during re-installation in Baltimore, since this door looks like it always belonged there!
Re-purposed window sash: rodeo memoir
This was a regular double hung sash that was made into a memento for a rodeo competition. It was given some color and rustic hardware to compliment the incredibly nice photography.
Ming Green 'Cadet' saved!
This was sent out west to a beach town where the toilet was needed to match an equally cool green pedestal sink. One of the nicest colors American Standard has ever made.
'Youngstown' upper cabinets restored in Minnesota
These uppers were stripped down and professionally refinished, proving that metal cabinets can actually look as good as new (or even better). The rest of the kitchen isn't bad, either.
Kohler kitchen sink in Idaho
This big, heavy porcelain-over-cast iron kitchen sink made the trip out to Idaho to sit proudly in a new/retro kitchen. Interestingly, this structure was originally a logging cabin built by the homeowner's family way back when.
Crane 'Drexel' toilet completes the set in CT
After years of searching, this customer found the perfect year toilet to match his house. It had to be Drexel, from the 1950's and white...love those old Crane fixtures!
Vintage 1950's NuTone Kitchen Hood Repurposed in MD
This hood originally resided above a kitchen island, all 4 sides of this are meant to show. A customer who makes optical and scientific glass pieces integrated this into his workspace for ventilation. Get those fumes out in style!
Peg Leg to the Rescue in FL
This customer had a sink but no way to support it...most 'Standard' sinks of this era (this one is most likely 1920's-50's) had castings that accepted either peg legs or pedestals. The pocket size was the same, so they were interchangeable. Less ubiquitous than pedestals, peg legs (also called pencil legs) offer a more graceful appearance. Actually, there are 2 peg legs in this picture.
Sideboard with Antique Door Top in NJ
This very cool sideboard/kitchen bar was topped with an antique 5-panel interior door that's protected with glass. A great use of an old door, especially considering that they were constructed of solid wood and have loads of character. This is exactly what salvage is about, being creative.