In case you’ve been living under a rock – or have never heard of Pinterest – there’s an entire home decor genre that revolves around the upcycling of shipping pallets, crates and barn wood. A unique charm comes with aged, weather-beaten lumber. Each board tells a story: It’s been places; It’s done things; It’s transported the T-shirt. I find myself intrigued by upcycled pallet wood furnishings but I’m far too “thrifty” to ever buy any. Especially considering how easily (and cheaply) I could build my own from free discarded shipping pallets. Our friends at Elmer’s sponsored this rustic pallet wood hall table project that we hope will inspire you. Let’s gather a few skids and make this awesome pallet wood hall table! Read More
While we’ve featured salvage, antique and reclamation shops and websites before, Recycling The Past appears to have more kitschy Americana stuff that this HomeFixater finds delightful (maybe it’s all the Mad Men I’ve watched, but I’m just tickled by some of these distinctly 50’s and 60’s finds).
Recycling The Past is owned and operated by the White family out of New Jersey. They carry everything from building material to doors, windows, wrought iron and fireplace mantles. There’s loads of interesting stuff to look at in these categories – but my favourite section of the website, hands down, is its “Funky Finds.” Read More