Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bead Board Cupboard - Fresh picked vintage furniture...

We have some LOVELY pieces for you this week!  We will try to get more detailed photos up as the week goes by, but some of these items are very old and unique!
We also wanted to take a minute to thank all of our faithful followers, and new friends to facebook!  We really appreciate all your support, and love interacting with you.  If you see anything you like don't hesitate to call Frank @ 202/8336!  Happy Tuesday!

Old Wooden Table - Cream

Small Wooden Shelf

Sweet little chair with a star cutout!

 Great little side table that has a pull out drawer where you could maybe put a book, or for extra storage.

Magazine Rack/Table

Rustic White Coat Rack

We hope you are having a really great week, enjoying this BEAUTIFUL Iowa weather!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fresh Feature - Vintage Dresser

If you need a dresser this is a great one!  We had several requests for this type of dresser so I thought I would put it on the blog to let you know it is available!  If you are interested let us know.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fresh Picked Items - Vintage Furniture

 Thank you to all of our new followers on the blog and on Facebook!  When you like Herb's Salvage on Facebook, you get a first look at some of our 
"Fresh Picked" items straight from the road.  The items will also be posted here on our blog within a day or so of getting them.  Remember to stop by our store on Sunday 10-5 for our latest finds.  If you cannot make it to the store during our normal business hours, don't hesitate to call Frank for an appointment.  

First off is this gorgeous vanity that has drawers on each side and a beautiful mirror on top. The details across the front and on the drawers are lovely.  The spots in the photo are from my "retro" photo app that I will probably try to avoid using next time for a clearer photo.

Project Alert! These tables are perfect for a makeover!  They are gorgeous when painted a high gloss black, white or even BOLDER color!

We have a little box full of architectural wood pieces.  They most likely came from other vintage furniture like a hutch.  They look great sitting on top of a a stack of vintage books or on a bookshelf.

Newly restyled bookshelf!  This bookshelf is cream and has really great details on the side of the top shelf.

Simple desk with a drawer in the front.  This desk is full of clean lines and would look great with a fresh coat of paint! 

Another piece that with a little TLC could fit right into any decor.  It is in great shape too.

If you are looking for a unique desk this could be it!  It is a pretty good sized desk even though the photo doesn't seem to reflect that.  It is a "shabby chic" kind of cream!! :)

We have had this really cute children's play closet for awhile, and decided to give the outside a fresh coat of cream paint.  The outside was pretty beat up even though the painting was charming, we think this gives it new life.  We left the inside just the way we found it, we loved the vintage colors and wanted to keep that. This has the potential for so many different things.

*Children's Armoire 
* Little girl's dressing area (could put mirrors on the inside doors)
*Toy storage closet
*Storage for dolls

I would love to see photos of how you incorporated this cabinet into your home and what you decided to use it for!

Rustic iron bench.

Large wooden bookshelf

We hope you are having a great weekend, and can find some time to stop into Herb's on Sunday! 
Happy Weekend

Monday, January 23, 2012

Herb's Salvage - Vintage Furniture

Sunday we spent the day organizing a arranging some furniture in the store.  One of the best parts of my job at Herb's is to come in and create cozy spaces inside the store. There are so many items I love in the store and honestly this gives me a chance to work with them and get it out of my system so I don't have to take them home ;)
When I am not at Herb's I work at a childcare center as a Preschool Teacher.  I am blessed to work at a place that is child & family centered.  At the center where I work environments are a focus when setting up the classrooms.  The way a space makes you feel can determine if you will feel comfortable and thrive there.  I try to create an environment that reflects the children and learning that happens.  In the classroom there are many different "learning areas" and I am loving that idea for my home in a way.  Two spaces that I gravitate to right away when I am there are ART/CREATIVE EXPRESSION & READING NOOK.  I think finding pieces of furniture you love and creating "zones" in your house could be fabulous.  Why not have a reading nook in  your house, or a creative expression/art area?   Every home needs a little creativity and whimsy right?

Now for some photos of our space at Herb's Salvage!  Taking the pieces of furniture that have been rescued and salvaged then mixing them all together to create something cohesive is one of my favorite things to do.  We have also created an idea nook and will be expanding on this idea in the future.  Right now we have a little space full of home design magazines at one of our vintage tables to help generate ideas!  Sometimes the items we get are perfect for a project and browsing through a magazine might just spark an idea.

 And here is our little Idea Nook!  I am sure it will change and evolve over time...

This is something really cute, it is a vintage stole!  It just wraps over your shoulders with slits for your arms if you want to.  It looks pretty cute on and is in great shape!
Love to use unique items for display and in unusual ways...

These are my own person vintage cameras that I have been collecting over time.  I wanted to show you how beautiful they can be, and they look wonderful on a bookshelf.  We are on the lookout for them and hope to have some for sale soon!  I have several more that I love and will post photos of them soon.  What do you like to collect?

Happy Monday

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fresh Picked... Vintage Furniture

Here are some fabulous vintage "Fresh Picked" items!  Have a great Thursday...

More detailed pictures to come soon!  If you see something you like and cannot make it within our hours, please call Frank @ 202/8336 to set up an appointment!