Dreaming of a Salvaged Wood Cabin- In London?

Browsing through The Remodelista website, I found this gorgeous salvaged wood cabin located in the heart of London. Yes, that London. This little place is so idyllic and peaceful I could not believe it was in the city. The lovely white doors were salvaged from a church. I adore the bedroom walls and the use of salvaged lumber. Simply perfect.

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Birch Branch – Double Salvage

As a result of a huge windstorm I salvaged a beautiful white birch branch to use as my Thanksgiving centerpiece. I loved the way it looked with the candles. When dinner was over, I just could not bring myself to throw it in the yard recycling. So I decided to do a double salvage.

Last summer I got a huge burlap coffee bag at a garage sale for $1. It was too long for a pillow or to use as a table cover. I thought about hanging it but did not know what to hang it with until I thought of the birch branch.

I stitched a holder seam in the burlap and weaved the branch through. I then put 2 nails up to balance the branch. I hung the branch & burlap up on a wall painted with a dark grey Behr semi gloss paint. Loving cream, grey and beige together. Happy to have double salvaged an item into 2 lovely uses.

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Daydreaming of Parisian Lofts

The idea of a loft sounds so Parisian, like a struggling artist with a huge open space to paint with gorgeous light streaming through the windows. The magic of a loft space is the fact that it is open and not limited to traditional walls and fixtures. This is also it’s challenge- what to do with all that space to make it livable? Joan McNamara of Joan’s on Third in L.A. created a loft that not only looks like Paris but melds together a romantic mix of styles and eras into a lovely space. Not to mention a dream kitchen. J’adore!

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