January 12, 2012
Authentic With A Sense Of Soul
"Click on photos to enlarge rustic detail"
My rustic 100 year old find
I love the fragile look of salvaged pieces and embracing what beauty they bring to a home created with pieces that make a big impression on me, it's how I imagine it. I was excited to get these wardrobe doors home with me that were sadly hanging onto dear life from a cabinet beyond repair. With a little sanding to them and the given wash of grey added the right kind of rightness to the patina of a darker shade of white adding a massive dose of what makes it beautiful.
When I recycle and upcycle I have a policy that nothing is off limits and everything salvaged is meant to be used for something authentic with a sense of soul.
I live by one of my favorite quotes:
"By only owning things you know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
Living a salvaged down-to-earth style with a lived in look resulted in looking artfully at what one can create, with having an easy relationship with an imagination.