Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Recycled Home, the REX Project

 The Eugene Register-Guard is featuring our house the REX Project!  How cool is that!  Hope to see you at the Good Earth Home,Garden & Living Show at my seminar about how we built a home without a dumpster!


 The little bungalow that couldn't be saved. But we did save every board, nail and crap that went along with it. 


The end result of our home, the REX Project....









Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Salvaged Bathroom Design Featured on Funky Junk Interiors!


I am fired up! Donna Williams of  Funky Junk Interiors featured two of my latest salvaged designed remodels I have done.  How cool is that.  Yes her blog put mine to shame, but dang, my work looks good on her site.  Thanks Soooo much Donna!



 This is ceiling tin I bought over 20 years ago. It originally was on my ceiling, but I thought what the heck, how about the new tub surround. 


 

Notice the trim edging?  Just a fluke. I bought a bundle of this at a garage sale, also years ago.  They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly.  Perfect!





 This was a ground cover plate I found on the side of the road. Actually there were six of them.  Scrubbed it, painted it, mounted it.  Presto change-o, a towel bar.


 This electrical insulator was outside on the house. Five minutes later...TP holder.  And Yep, the insulator just turns loose.



 Artist and my friend, Joy Corgain, hand painted the floor.  Not an easy task, considering nothing is square or level.  She did an amazing job!!!  Joy...big hug to you!



The ceiling mount light fixture was a whopping $5.00.  The base and finial was brass plated.  Same spray paint and poof...it's gorgeous.  The best surprise is when I turned on the light the smokey shade blew me away!
 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Salvage DIY Presentations!


Count Down! Less than two weeks before I have a blast speaking at the Eugene Home Shows Good Earth Home, Garden & Living show. Thank you YOLO Colorhouse, PACT, Simply Spray, Better Homes & Gardens, Harris Publications, and The Rebuilding Center for contributing your amazing sustainable product, salvage design, decor and DIY ideas. Remember to come to my seminars, everything is FREE including admission and so are all the goodies from these incredible and generous companies!