We have always loved antiques.
Collecting over the years has been a wonderful pastime.
Many of the pieces we have gathered have become family treasures.
A few years back Kent came home and told me he had purchased two eight foot doors.
So, now we owned these little gems… what to do with them?
We decided quite naturally to build a house around them.
You may want to re-read that… yes I said we built a house around them.
It can be a challenge to create warmth and character in new construction.
Using salvaged elements is one way to add depth, texture and interest.
We mirrored the hoop top shape in the dormers on both the house and garage.
The second salvaged door was not an antique and therefore we felt it could be altered.
We cut it in half and made two hoop top gates.
You can see one of them between the house and garage.
This photo was taken just after we planted the wisteria, it has grown very well since then and actually bloomed last year, I can’t wait to get some photos of it this year.
Here is the only photo I have of it in bloom from last year. ( I know it’s a bit off topic, but so pretty!)
I love that door.
I always glance at it when I walk through the room and I am reminded of how inspiration can come in the most unusual forms.
Incorporating elements of the past into my projects gives me pleasure.
Kent often uses salvaged wood when making his folk art carvings and beaver tooth bowls.
Have you taken inspiration from a salvaged piece?
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