Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Salvaged How-to's

Introducing our newest feature: Salvaged How-to's! We post a lot of projects, from before and afters to building a piece of furniture from old scrap wood. But pictures only take you so far. So, we decided to take a look back at some of our old projects and the future ones we have in mind, and slow down and document the building process, to share a more detailed "how-to" version of these projects. So far, we have three favorites, but we will be adding more soon! Stop by the how-to page and get some inspiration!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Junkmaster Update: Junkmarketing 101 & Senior Thesis

Lucky #7 and #9 of my Junkmaster Curriculum have been completed: gather at least 1,000 page views on one post on Salvaged Spaces and post on another website/blog. The goal of our blog was never about getting a lot of page views, but it's fun to see nonetheless. 1,000 page views seemed far from achievable when I first made this blog, but I soon realized it doesn't take long. Here's a quick look back at how our blog's page views have given us some lucky breaks, opened up doors, and introduced us to some pretty amazing people!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Scrap Wood Desk

As we all know, January is Build Your Wife A Desk Month. At least, that's what Leslie told me. She's a weekend writer. She has notebooks filled with stories and notes, her research of historical events, binders bursting with characters that only exist because of her imagination, and one of her favorite things to do on a lazy afternoon is take her laptop and binders down to the library quiet room and write the day away. Why the library? Well, we don't exactly have a writing desk--until now.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

DIY: Wooden Window Frames

Growing up in a house built in 1905 spoiled me. Natural hardwood floors, tall ceilings, crown molding, wooden window frames! I love the attention to detail that you find in older homes and have been on a mission to make our 1980s home feel 60 years older. Our first step was to add wooden window frames to our bare windows. I've decided to share some photos in case others are inspired to do this to their own windows. It's a simple addition that makes a dramatic difference!