Architectural Salvage Safari

Have you explored your local architectural salvage yard lately? You’ll likely find one of these treasure troves in a city near you, and you’ll be amazed at the variety of reclaimed goods in stock. Last week, my buddy Lisa and I went on a hunt at Ohmega Salvage in Berkeley.

Here’s a little light reading and some architectural eye candy from our finds. Enjoy!


I’m a sucker for vibrant advertising signs. One of these would be fab for the Sign Your Space Challenge.

Behind these behemoth brackets is just a glimpse of the stacks of leaded glass we saw.


Giant boar piggy banks for those who want to save beaucoup bucks.


Crayola-hued school lockers, antique heater surrounds, a giant carved wooden head and the “IT” factor.


Rescued fireplace surrounds, complete with columns and mirrors. I’d like to meet the little old lady who owned the pink one.


Doors for days…


…and when you need a sherbet-colored toilet, you know where to find one.


What’s your favorite trove for unusual home treasure?

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