The Salvaged Attic

Creating functional art.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 05/01/2022

A little yellow to brighten a dark shadowy kinda day.
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Sometimes I get a little help with my work. By help I mean this😂
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A little peek at a countertop I’ve been working on for a client.
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Painted in blended Navy, Deep Violet and Gun Metal Gray.

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 03/21/2022

It’s not often I find antique pieces in such wonderful condition. Don’t worry I’m not painting this one😉🤣

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 03/21/2022

This is the nicest sewing box I’ve found in a long time. It’s available!

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 03/21/2022

How adorable is this? It’s off to San Francisco tomorrow ❤️

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 03/21/2022

I’ve not posted in awhile. Super busy being Nana and doing some custom work. Here are a few pieces I have managed to finish.

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 01/27/2022

So I decided to give these a face lift. I sanded the damaged areas smooth. I mixed several colors to get close to what I wanted (chalk paint). Sanded lightly between coats (I did 3) and finished with wax. They feel the same as they did before paint. Just like leather.


Black is always going to be a favorite but Pink makes it pop.
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Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 11/03/2021

Who else keeps all the little bits of leftover paint for paint pours?

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 11/03/2021

Just a simple vintage dresser. Painted in Nauti Sailor by @eyelovehuepaint

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 11/03/2021

It is impossible to get the lighting right for this beauty. Vintage Bassett dresser painted in Fortune Sage, Darling Yellow, Free Spirit, a touch of Pucker Up Pink and Moonbeam by @eyelovehuepaint


I just love this beautiful wreath made by my Mom. All materials sourced from her yard ❤️❤️

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 09/18/2021

Vintage Dresser painted in Tuxedo and blended Teal Magnolia.




I found this canister set at the thrift store. I painted them in Free Spirt and used Ho Hum for the lettering. I was going to white wash them but then Moonbeam was staring me in the face. Then I started thinking about how Meadows, Mountains & Moonbeams was one of Ashley’s favorite books as a child. . . Well this is what I ended up with and they are adorable! I used knobs that I found at Homegoods some time ago.


I’m making time to paint so I started with this cutie. Painted in Fortune Sage by Eye Love Hue

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 08/08/2021

I’ve been super busy doing Nana stuff. I finally had the time to paint something! Painted in Whiskey Rose by Eye Love Hue, left over transfers for fun, lightly distressed and sealed for durability.


Creativity withhout limits .....


The Mud Maid is a living sculpture by Sue Hill. Depending on the season, the mud maid’s ‘hair’ and ‘clothes’ change when the seasonal plants and moss grow over the sculpture.

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There have been so many times I have received messages from people I have never met asking me why I painted something or telling me I completely ruined a piece. This is one of them.
This is a mid-century Mersman side table. In it’s original state is worth way more than I am asking. So, why the paint? I salvage old and vintage furniture. I don’t always find them in immaculate condition. In fact, it usually takes me hours of work to get a worn down torn up piece in paintable condition. If you don’t like it you don’t have to comment and you certainly don’t have to go out of your way to send me a private message. I love what I do and your negativity is motivation for me to keep on going.
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Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 06/18/2021

2 years ago today. Where has the time gone?? It still amazes me to look back and see how many pieces I have done that have found homes all over the United States. It’s a continuous journey and I love every minute of it.

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 06/18/2021

I have these listed on MarketPlace. If anyone is interested please let me know.
Details in comments.

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 06/18/2021

Who said your hutch has to be boring?

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 05/09/2021

Some of my favorite colors. Nauti Sailor, Teal Magnolia & Free Spirt. Sealed with Mystic Shell Protective Coat in Flat by @eyelovehuepaint
No filters. Just on again off again sun through the skylight.


Finally got some painting in this week! This cutie was painted in Urban Blue & Free Spirit @eyelovehuepaint.


My grandmas yard has the most beautiful flowers.
#azaleasinbloom #grandmasflowers

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 04/05/2021

Another dresser inspired by Ali Gulec.


Sometimes you just have to take a break to give your bestie some love.
#max #furbabies #alwaysbymyside🐾

Timeline Photos 03/31/2021

I would live in that!

The interior view of a Romani owned, horse-drawn caravan built sometime during the mid 1800s.

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 03/30/2021

The other half 💕

Photos from The Salvaged Attic's post 03/30/2021

Sometimes things are perfect just the way they are.
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Blended Agave & White.
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