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Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano
For those who loved using Salvaged, Recycled or Reclaimed Material in Interior Design, this Ideabook is for you! Not only does it show great examples on how salvaged is used in different room, but the author, gives additional ideas on how you can get the look as well. Joanne Palmisano, author of Salvage Secrets, and designer of Bella Buckles, loves all things salvaged and continues to add great pictures to her Ideabook!
salvaged and recycled ideas and materials for bathroom
Mudroom ideas with metal lockers
barn door pantry
Love the use of salvaged boards as a type of wainscotting. And of course the unique reclaimed springs as stools! What fun. I
This is a great salvage idea to use instead of a built-in storage unit. You can also do salvage bureaus, boxes and even metal baskets for closet storage, mudrooms and more. These crates are a really fun salvage style!
colored bathroom fixtures are coming back into style. It is fun to be creative around them. I LOVE they way this bathroom uses the vintage sink with the textured natural colored walls. Another fun way would be a sea cottage look with a sea glass look and white accessories.
This is sink so cool! Love how they used it here. So many people don't think to use these larger sinks in bathrooms but how great if the bathroom is shared.
Now this is adding vintage with modern. Love the clean lines in this bathroom. These tubs are very easy to find in architectural salvage warehouses and recycled center. You can repair or paint the sides if you choose.
I love sea glass colors. This eco-friendly shower is so inviting. Bright and I love how it embraces the wabi-sabi of the tile placement. Great job!
This mantle is antique which is so great! Another way to get this look is find some amazing vintage trim pieces at a recycled center and create it. LOVE the design.
These type of chandeliers are more readily found at antique shops or vintage lighting shops -- but see what a statement it makes in this room. I also love the farmhouse table with the breadboard ends make out of salvaged wood!
LOVE old doors. There are two in this picture. They have kept the decorating to a minimum and let the design of the vintage pieces stand out.
The recycled metal industrail looking door works well in this loft like space. I also like the painted floors. This would work well on salvaged dimensional lumber.
This bathroom is way cool. This space could be copied with salvaged material as well. An old dresser and a vintage light with recycled mirror medicine cabinets.
Now here is some salvaged wood! Love the floors and beams. This place looks so inviting and cozy.
Here is a great example of using furniture as cabinets. This cottage looking kitchen does an amazing job blending old with new.
I was wondering what to do with all the wood that drifts up on my beach every spring. Now I know! This is very clever!
If you want this look using salvaged brick, try a salvaged brick veneer if weight is an issue.
This laundry room shows how you can use a vintage sink, a piece of salvaged wainscoting, the ceiling could be salvaged flooring and even the few pieces of tile or stone work could be found at a recycled center. This is a great example of how salvage can be used.
This is a cool kitchen. Love the black and white contrast and the hint at Arts and Crafts.
This is a great industrial modern space and I love the concrete floors. Many companies who work with concrete are now using recycled glass or fly ash as an aggregate to make the concrete more eco friendly! Loved the stacked look of the cabinets too! Another idea for salvaged cabinets!
Another great example of concrete -- remember to find a dealer who uses recycled glass or fly ash instead of cement (or at least replaces 75 percent of it). Love the rope handles and subway tiles.
Concrete counters -- can use salvaged materials! Also a small amount of subway tiles can probably be found at your local recycled center. Have old cabinets? Reface them with white doors and paint the bases white. This is an amazing kitchen! Kudos!!
love the open shelving and glass jars. This can easily be made with vintage wood! How cool is this space. Joanne
Black and White -- Love these bold colors in this Vermont Home. A great way to show how vertical paneling can be down with rough cut boards (not sure if this is how this room is done) but it would be a similar look.