Industrial Vintage Decor

Architectural & Industrial…are they completely different, or sort of intertwined? Tell me what you think.

We have been on an industrial vintage kick for well over a year now. Architectural salvage is something I’ve loved for a long time, even when it wasn’t the “hot” thing. About 20 years ago it all started for me when I stumbled upon a salvage warehouse in south Seattle. There are so many gorgeous old Craftsman, and Victorian houses in Seattle; these guys would go into the condemned houses and take out all the beautiful architectural pieces. When I left the salvage warehouse with a 1920’s 12 rung vintage radiator, I knew I was hooked. I specifically remember it had 12 sections, because they charged me $10 per rung, or section. If you know what those sections are actually called, please drop me a comment or email!

Oh how I miss that radiator! I was at a point in my life, single, and moving too much, I couldn’t keep the radiator anymore; I know she is in wonderful hands with my friend Sue. BUT on the bright side, we have been buying some very cool pieces here, and there. Check out some of our recent buys from the Long Beach Flea Market a few weeks ago.

These two crates are now hanging in our master bathroom, for storage.

Wood crates - great for craft booth displays, or storage. These two are now hanging in our bathroom.

Wood crates – great for craft booth displays, or storage. These two are now hanging in our bathroom.

A couple weeks ago we were in need of a ladder to hang our patio lights. We did purchase one, but now we have a useful one, and a cute one!

vintage wood ladder

vintage wood ladder

We bought the ladder and this chippy coffee table from the same vendor at the Long Beach Flea Market. Watch for a post of their booth….they had so many awesome pieces!

chippy "new" coffee table - I love the woven bottom, Man Kitty thinks it's a hammock.

chippy “new” coffee table – I love the woven bottom, Man Kitty thinks it’s a hammock.

Full view of the coffee table, and our loaf Winston. You can kind of see the crate we use as an end table that our friend Mark found for us.

chippy "new" coffee table

chippy “new” coffee table

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