Today is our one year anniversary!

the salvaged boutique one year anniversary

One year ago today we published our first post.  It was a simple “hello and welcome” message. Today, on our one year anniversary, the message is a simple Thank You. Thank you for reading, commenting, purchasing, inspiring and following. In … Continue reading 

Ask and We Shall Find. { Personal Shopping }

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Sometimes it’s just the thrill of the hunt… I posted this recently on Facebook: I’ve realized Karen and I are doing this more often: Personal shopping. I guess it all started when one of my BFFs, Shannon, told me that … Continue reading 

Repurposed Wooden Bowl. { Fall Decor Mum Holder }

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The changing of the leaves, turtleneck sweaters, riding boots, mums, puffy white clouds against blue skies and all things pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pancakes… Can you tell I love pumpkin? I love autumn. I don’t love that … Continue reading 

From Broken to Beautiful. { Upcycled Dresser }

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Challenge accepted! On one of our tree lawn hunts we came across this dresser with missing drawers. I went to my trusty source for inspiration—Pinterest. I found this idea… The source for this piece at this point is unknown. We … Continue reading 

Karen’s Niche… Lighting.

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When we were brainstorming ideas for TSB, Karen suggested we start a lighting business: Refurbished and upcycled lighting. Now I see why—Karen has a knack for illuminating ideas. We went there, yes… Karen’s first lighting project was upcyling a kitchen colander … Continue reading 

Stenciling with a Cut Metal Sheet {Stenciled Plant Stand}

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I wasn’t sure what my plan was… I know people are always looking for a little table. At one of my many trips to the thrift store, I purchased a cute little plant stand. I started by painting the table … Continue reading 

Diamond Checker Pattern Painted Secretary Desk

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Inspiration from a pizza shop bathroom? Yep, that’s where I found my latest painted furniture design idea. Karen and I often talk about how Pinterest, Instagram and home decor magazines give us inspiration, but this time it was a small … Continue reading 

How to Create a Hardwood Floor Table Top {Little Farmhouse Table}

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We have great ideas stored in our heads or pinned on our Pinterest boards. I love the idea of using hardwood flooring as table tops. I’ve been keeping my eye out for a table base with either a missing top, or … Continue reading 

Upcycled Miniature Dipped Kitchen Utensil Organizer

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Have you ever recycled or re-purposed something in your home? It could be on a small-scale, perhaps reusing a bundt cake pan to create a planter. Like this one we featured a couple of months ago. Or on a larger scale, … Continue reading 

Custom Cornhole Boards.

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We have readers from all over the world, so for those not familiar with the outdoor game… Cornhole, also known as Tailgate or bean bag toss, is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in … Continue reading