We get to take something old, marry it to something new, and showcase the modern yet vintage piece for the work of art it truly becomes. Right now we are making tables out of reclaimed wood, reclaimed machine base legs, and new steel tabletops. The result? Ridiculously stable statement pieces that can function as dining room tables, game tables, or even just accent tables anywhere in your home or office.
These vintage industrial gems can be made to order anywhere from 3 feet wide and 4 feet long through 5 feet wide and 14 feet long. If you want something long lasting with plenty of old-world character, then one of these eye-catching beauties is just the ticket. Since you can create a size that fits perfectly within your space, it has never been easier to bring home something beautiful than now. Click here for more info.
We love it when people take something with a specific original purpose and flip that purpose upside down to create something new and totally awesome! Many of our customers have been doing just that with our antique tin panels, available in 11 in. by 11 in. and 23 in. by 23 in. and other various sizes.
The tin we salvage and sell is all about 100 years old. Our craftsmen fasten the tin to a wooden frame, which makes the finished piece extremely easy to hang. The photo below shows a beautiful statement piece that was created using our 11 in. by 11 in. tin panels.
For people that prefer a simpler approach, placing a single tin panel or a small cluster of panels in fun areas can add depth and vintage charm to any room of your home. Below are two more images that show how fun this type of decorating can look – thanks Carrie and Accents by Nancy for sharing your photos with us!
These panels can be bought in all of our stores, online, and at our flea markets and shows as well. If you find a creative use for them, send us some photos! We would love to see what you come up with.
So we’ve decided to hold one hot sale! Hundreds of items that you may have seen in our stores and dreamed of owning are now on sale, 20 to 50% off and available for immediate delivery. Mirrors, mantels, lighting, furniture and more! Just look for the yellow tags on specially reduced items. Each is different and items on sale at each store are different. If you’re on the west coast visit our Los Angeles stores. Ends soon, come on down!
The yellow tag sale applies to store purchases only.
Neil Kremer is well known on Flickr for taking awesome HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. Here’s what he did during a visit to our Los Angeles Grand Avenue store. Click the thumbnails to see a slideshow.
You can visit this store at:
1800 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90015
Mon – Sat 9 am to 6 pm
Sun 10 am to 6 pm
One of the best things about being in the vintage salvage and restoration business is that we get to make custom furniture for customers using the salvaged goodies in our warehouses. These unique pieces make beautiful home accents, are amazing conversation starters, and often allow you to hold on to a piece of history in a fun new way.
Shown above is a custom kitchen island made from reclaimed marble and white pine. It has unusual ‘pipe fitting’ type feet that scream rustic treasure to all who see the island.
If you have a fun furniture piece in mind, let us know your requirements and we’ll get to work on your own special piece of olde-made-new goodness! (Thanks Caitlin!)
Every now and then we have a chance to work with something that is not just old and beautiful, but that also has significant historic ties to the community. The Robert Sowers Window, which is a famous abstract mosaic originally belonging to the American Airlines Terminal 8 – was designed by Robert Sowers and debuted at the Idlewild Airport (now known as the John F Kennedy airport) in New York in 1960.
More commonly known as the “Cathedral,” this beautiful piece has been a beacon of beauty and light to the community for decades. When the time came for it to retire, not only were we called upon to do the dismantling of this beautiful piece, but we also were also able to salvage some of it for our customers, as seen above. We have many glass panels still available; see some of the inventory here. Read more about the Sowers window here.
We love the strong, heavy antique horse paired with the elegant, delicate doors and windows in the picture above – what do you think of it?