Sunday, October 9, 2011

Santa Fe Shabby Chic!

Here is my latest project (I know its been a long while). Got this little beatup desk at an auction, made some repairs and decided to give it a distressed shabby chic look. Hope you like it! It will be for sale at our antique space in Engelberg Antiks (downtown Salem, OR) for $65. Love to hear your comments and thoughts on it... Thanks!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Reclaimed Studio... Great Blog... Check It Out!

I am a follower of a blog called Reclaimed Studio you can find it here Reclaimed Studio. This woman is based in Texas and she does some of the most amazing work I have seen on reclaiming old pieces of furniture. She truly is an inspiration to people like me who only wish they had that kind of talent. I have posted a few of her before and afters but she has many more on her blogs and lots of other topics and design inspirations. You truly should look at her blog she has many pictures to browse and its alot of fun to see all her projects.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stacked Book Lamp - DIY Project

Here is another post from the DIY section at HGTV, direct link can be found here Stacked Book Lamp . I really like this lamp, especially since it would be relatively easy to make. You probably could do it out of almost any old lamp parts. I already have a shade that I salvaged from another lamp and will hopefully get around to making the rest soon. If you like a specific author you could make your lamp completely out of their books, e,g "Stephen KING". Looks like a fun but realistic project!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Latest Project

Nothing real fancy, but I picked this lingerie chest up at an auction for cheap. It was pretty beat up and missing knobs and was sporting two different colors. With one night of hard work, I got it all fixed up and had it sold by the following day... not too shabby!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Architectural Salvage Home... Wow!

Awhile back I posted a link on facebook to this great apartment in St. Louis. You have to check it out... it so amazing how this guy has decorated with recycled industrial salvage... this would be a dream home for me! I especially love the giant green statue behind the sofa! You can read the full article here Apartment Therapy .

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bench Ideas!

One of my favorite projects was when I took a twin size headboard and footboard and made it into a bench. You can see pics of the one I built on my blog, but here are some other neat benches that I have found online. I hope these inspire your creative side and you can make one of your own... and if you do I would love to see pictures of them!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Check Out Rustiques On Facebook Too!

If you happen to just stumble across this blog and you are not already a fan of my facebook page I invite you to check it out here Rustiques Facebook Page. Its a little different than my blog... on facebook I share the items I buy and resale. I come across many antiques, garden cement, industrial pieces and furniture. Furniture tends to be my bread and butter for daily living but I also do well with antiques. I will include a few sample photos of what I have on there right now and I update with new finds practically daily! Thanks for looking!

Cement Lion Fountain - $75

Antique Buffet - $150

Pair of Modern Bar Stool - $40

Carved Wood Lion - $300