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!

advertising-signs

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-brackets

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

terra-cotta-boar-piggy-banks

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

colorful-school-lockersantique-heater-surrounds
carved-wooden-head1letters

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

fireplace-surrounds

Doors for days…

doors

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

the-best-seat

What’s your favorite trove for unusual home treasure?

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