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Monday, July 13, 2009

2nd Time Around and White Wednesday- Architectural Salvage

My post for this weeks 2nd Time Around Tuesday and White Wednesday are pics of the way I use architectural salvage in my home. The photo above is a shot of my guest bathroom. The baluster posts are a great way to add a little decorative shelf. I added a small corbel on the shelf just because I thought it was pretty.

The shot below is of my living room. I put candles on the posts when I want to add more mood lighting.

The last photo is from my Master Bathroom. Here, an old shutter was turned into an awesome shelf. I just added a small spring loaded curtain rod to hold the towel.
Thanks for coming over and visiting!

While I have your attention... Can anyone tell me who's blog hosts the 3 or more Thursday?? (I think it's Thursday?) I've looked all over and I can't find it! Thanks so much everyone, See you next time!


icandy... said...

Karen, your home is just so stunning!! You have the coolest style around... can I move in?! *Teehee*

Love and hugs,
Christina :)

mIzZ (hONeY) bEe aka Marlene said...

Karen, Great Hints...I love the shutter shelf...thanks so much for sharing...have a honey of a night - sweet dreams! grace peace & joy 2 "U", Marlene

Embellished Bayou said...

Wow, you've got some great pieces, I love your style!

Elyse said...


karen, everything is so lovely and cool all at once.


Lisa said...

You are so doggone clever! Love the shelf in your bathroom. Way cute!

Barbara Jean said...

Love all of it!!
You do such a wonderful job putting it all together.
Want to come help decorate my store??

Blessings and smiles
barbara jean

Ana said...

Hi Karen,
Awesome ideas. I especially like the shutter turn shelf in your master bathroom. Very creative and inspiring. I love it!

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Rose Garden Romantic said...

You have some great pieces!! Love the way you have used them!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Lovely post today, thank you for sharing. Ciao Rita

blushing rose said...

Beautiful exquisite decorating. TTFN ~Marydon

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Karen, I just found your blog and I LOVE it!! Your home is beautiful and I love your style and attention to DETAILS! I love the details!

I am a fan AND a follower!

Lou Cinda :)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I'm back already! The Gypsey's Corner hosts a Three or More Tuesday. I didn't know if that is what you were looking for or not.

Lou Cinda :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting this! I love the inspiration. We are planning to add a patio/pergola sometime in the next year and I want to keep my eyes peeled for architextural salvage to use in the design. We have a great ReStore here, so that will help. It also helps to have ideas so that when I see something, I can see the possibilities and think ahead :)

Barb said...

Hi Karen,
You missed your "calling," you would make an awesome interior decorator!
Luv, luv, luv your "white" displays!
Thanks for sharing. :)

Rebecca said...

Hi Karen
I finally got into you page...I don't know whats with my system but I keep getting "internet explorer cannot open this page" and it doesn't seem to matter what computer I am on???
Anyway love the way you use your architectural elemants.
I was fortunate enough to be on HGTV a few years ago and they did a couple episodes from my home. One episode featured old architecture in my home. It was when Country Living had their show. Good to see what you've been up to...love your stuff. Have been working in my studio getting ready for the studio tour. The 25th right?

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love what you have here! And how you arranged it. I just love your stuff!

GranthamLynn said...

Oh I loved this post. The photo's are great. I think I'll stay awhile.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great evening,

Unknown said...

Hi Karen,
Love what you have done with the salvage!

Thanks for being a part of 2nd Time Around!


I love your style and your creativity. Thanks for sharing. Take care!

Unknown said...

You have some wonderful architectural salvage and you have used it beautifully! Your house looks gorgeous. I can't wait to see your work space!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your house is beautiful. I love all that white. Please share more! Martha

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

The shutter turned shelf is GENIUS! I absolutely love this idea. What a beautiful cottage you have in the desert! :)


p.s. Thanks for inviting me to your blog party. I would love to participate!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We love all your architectural salvage!! Thank your for sharing your beautiful vignettes. We are new to WW and would love to have you over for a visit!

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi Karen, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving you suggestions. I will check out the blogs.

I love everything you have here. I'm trying to figure out how to buy things. What is the Trade deal? I LOVE your new shadowbox. I tride to become a follower but was unsuccessful. I'll try later.

I really want to do something in my yard architectural. LOVE IT LOVE IT.


June said...

I love your salvage. I love all salvage. awesome post.

cconz said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love the way you use your architectural salvage in your home. Old windows are sooo cool.

~La Rustique Market~ said...

You're one talented lady! Love what you did with the shutter! I am inspired by all the mixed media work on your blog. I have just started to get involved with the mixed media craze and am loving it. Thanks for sharing!


Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Karen, thanks for coming by my blog. It' great to find you. Love your salvage items used as great decor. I agree about books. I sometimes worry about future generations.

Unknown said...

You have some really good decorating ideas.I liked every pic.Just think the ideas we could come up with if I havent moved last Sept from Goodyear,AZ.I wish i would have met you while living there.Keep up the great work!!!! Chickie

Caleen said...

Everything looks so beautiful. I love what you did with the arch. salvage stuff. I love the whole look. The shutter shelf is great. Did you make your own background and put your blog together digitally yourself? I really love what you did. I would like to vamp up my blog if you have any ideas?

Linda K. said...

Love the use of the shutter for a shelf. These photos are full of inspiration! How ingenious!


Claudia said...

Oh Karen, fantastic! I love what you have done with salvage. You have a great eye - I have a feeling I would be drooling if I walked through your house.

3 or more Thursday is hosted by my friend Tam at www.gypsycorner.blogspot.com.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Karen..girl your style is to die for...WOW!! I just love it all..thanks for sharing and some great ideas...May you have a great weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lynn said...

Ohhhhhhhh Karen, I wish you could come to my home and help me out, I really need to spruce things up around here, just don't have the energy to do it all myself and I just LOVE everything you have shown us here, especially the guest bathroom because mine needs something special like that, it's rather boring at the moment.
Thanks for sharing :)

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Love the way you used your salvage pieces. One of my favorite elements, too.

Melissa Valeriote said...

Oh so lovely! Thanks for the reminder of your blog party. I need to start snapping some photos of my studio... although after seeing yours I feel a little intimidated.

icandy... said...

Oh Karen!!!! :)))))))
I came home to the most beautiful surprise package today!!! Honestly, words cannot describe how gorgeous my gifts are and how much I truly appreciate your work...and the extra~ special, personalized treat is sooooooo very lovely!! I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! I feel so honored~ showcasing your amazing work in my home!

Blessings to you and yours, everything arrived perfectly!

Love and hugs,
Christina! :)

Unknown said...

I like the comment moderation idea for next week :)

Rebecca said...

Lol...Ha, I just came in from the studio to eat dinner -- it is 8:30. I am cleaning!!! This is my 2nd day of it and I will have another tomorrow and I owe this all to you my blogger friend :) I have been procrastinating for too long obviously...the trouble started when I set up my studio at the shop and just went through stuff and tore everything apart every time I needed something. Anyway I will turn off the comment thingy and I am looking forward to the tour...
ps...also an added bonus when I was cleaning tonight I found a box of neat goodies I ordered from France that had never been opened...200 bucks from 10 of '07...it was before I opened the shop and had money!
Take Care
Oh and I couldn't get on again so I went through foxfire and it worked like a charm, Thank you.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Karen!

Looking forward to the studio tour party!!If these wonderful images of your home are a preview its going to be awesome and inspiring!

love, kelee

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Karen, I now have you as a link on my sidebar. I believe I found you when your first started blogging, then I lost you, now I've found you again. I love architectural salvage.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

It was so nice to be able to visit you again. Your architectural pieces are beautiful. I love the way you decorate. Have a good week! Twyla

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Karen...nice to meet you! Love your blog!!!

3 or more Thursday is now 3 or More Tuesday & is hosted by Tam @ the Gypsy Corner. It's a fun meme...come play w/ us!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Karen...you are welcome to take the "award free" button on my blog....enjoy!

A meme is what blog parties & tags are called....basically any type of blog event is a meme. I think. ;o)

paperbird said...

Hi Karen, I finally posted about your creative spaces party. Can't wait- this will be fun!

Javajune said...

Awesome! I love repurposed items and you do it so well. Can't wait for the creative space party. I've been so busy I haven't had time to prepare, I guess I better get on the ball.

Unknown said...

Love the architectural salvage! Lovely!!

:) T

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Karen you have incredible taste!A girlfriend after my own heart! Just beautiful!
bunny hugs,

Miz_Cat said...

I just loved your room I would love to have one like that....I had to look at each pic enlarged to see all the goodies. Thanks for sharing MizCat

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