Ok we did Man Caves, so in all fairness we need to cover She Sheds, right? Of course right! We think it’s official the “she shed” trend is here to stay. Women everywhere are staking claim to backyard sheds and making them their own. Whether for gardening, crafting, sewing, or just somewhere to curl up and relax with a book. If you have an old neglected shed in your backyard this is your chance to craft your very own oasis! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite she shed images from around the web……..let’s see if we can inspire you! A little blue paint makes anything pretty!Look! A mini Silo she shed! How cute does it get?! And what a perfect use for salvaged windows and doors!Eye candy I’m telling you! Don’t you just want to crawl into one of these little paradises and never leave?Grand lighting and fabulous rugs…..well of course!Ok!! So tell us, are you inspired? Do you have some she shed plans of your own? Watch facebook tonight for some she shed decor from the store!
Who doesn’t love a fabulous vintage suitcase? Or maybe a whole collection? Things are better that way, right? The come in so many shapes and sizes, full of character, built and designed when people cared! So why not add a little of that character and beauty to your decor? We’ve gathered a few of our favorite ideas from the wonderful world of the web to hopefully inspire you to add a few vintage suitcases to your decor! Suitcases on the wall? Well of course! These were cut in half and hung as shelves, and one just hung as is with a mirror added to the front for a one of a kind medicine cabinet!Pet beds……oh my goodness!! Gotta love the bunk beds!Add suitcases to a dresser with missing drawers or a book case for a one of a kind chest of drawers!Suitcases on a luggage stand……really? Such a simple idea that has gorgeous results!We just love these little travel cases on discarded table pedestals! Wouldn’t these make the perfect night stands?Go to home depot, buy some legs and you’ve got a one of a kind side table! Love these!Some of these suitcases are so original and beautiful just stacking them is a gorgeous addition to your decor!You can even paint them for a different look!Have you thought of adding a stack of suitcases to your porch to display your plants? And how adorable is this doll house?
We hope after seeing these ideas you are inspired to add a few vintage suitcases to your decor! Come on into the store, we always have a great selection of vintage suitcases and trunks for you to choose from! We are sure to have just the one for your project! Don’t forget to post your projects made from our fabulous Resurrect finds on facebook and tag us so we can share!
Scales have been made to weigh everything from babies to gold. First came balance scales, then spring scales, then by the 1940s electronic scales. Collectors search for all types. Most popular grocery scales. There are so many types of scales, original or refurbished and so many ways to decorate with them! We’ve gathered a little eye candy from around the web to feed your vintage scale creativity!
Balance scales are a little harder to find, but are perfect for displaying so many treasures in any room of the house!Vintage scales are the perfect place to display plants and flowers. All kinds of containers can be stacked on the scale base!We love how the color of the fruit on these scales compliments the old paint colors.These kitchen scales are the most typical that you will find. They come in a variety of gorgeous vintage colors and can even be repainted if you wish.
Some of the larger scales have great display space and can be used to coral all kinds of littles.Even in rough shape vintage scales can be beautiful, makes you wonder where they were and what they were originally used for. There is nothing better than a piece that shows a little age.We hope you’ve enjoyed these beautiful images and that you are now inspired to add a vintage scale to your decor! We have several here in the store of all shapes, sizes and colors. We are sure you can find one that fits your style perfectly!
We all love claw foot tubs right? I mean what’s not to love? Those curvy lines, fabulous feet and gorgeous hardware. But what if for some reason you can’t have one in your home? Maybe you rent, you can’t afford to have one refinished, or you just don’t have the space for a tub…..well the bathroom isn’t the only place for one of these fabulous vintage treasures!
We have gathered some gorgeous images from around the web of some of the most beautiful gardens with claw foot tubs! I know you will be inspired to add one of these beauties to your garden!
We just love a water feature in a garden. They are so relaxing! By converting a tub you have a ready made pond! Just add plants and water! And how fabulous is that shower head?Your garden doesn’t even have to be outdoors. A vintage tub is a wonderful way to bring the beautiful greenery and flowers into your sun porch or even your home.The original chippy rusty finishes on these tubs just add to the charm.How fun are these colors? Can’t find a tub with a great color? Grab a can of spray paint and create your ideal planter!And while we’re on the subject…….why not throw in the kitchen sink! (pun intended) 🙂 We just love how these sinks are styled……added to a sewing machine base, claw feet added, and dishes! What a great idea!Pedestal and wall sinks add height to your garden and can be used as bird baths as well!Are you convinced you need a tub, sink or maybe both in your garden? We have several tubs and sinks right here for you to choose from! You can get started on your garden today! Here are just a few examples…….
Don’t you just love this blue one? And the chippy rusty finishes are just perfect!They all have feet…….and how about that pink tub? And there are more! We also have a few great vintage sinks for you to choose from! So whether you are looking for a tub to refinish and add to your bathroom……or you would like on of these vintage beauties as is, we’ve got you covered! Just call the store at 334-756-0559 with any questions!
Salvaged or reclaimed wood can lend warmth to any room, but also infuses a space with a sense of history and charm that new wood just doesn’t have. You may be surprised at all the places you can incorporate reclaimed wood into your home or yard. We hope to inspire you with a few of our favorite ideas from around the web!
From something as simple as a walkway, to this fabulous idea of surrounding a cheap plastic barrel with wood slats to create a beautiful planter!Attach a few clips or a vase to a piece of salvaged wood for instant character and charm in your decor!Of course signs are always a favorite way to use salvaged wood. Don’t you just love the address sign using reclaimed beadboard?we just love all the interest the different colors and textures add to a project! And how sweet is this coffee cup rack?You can go BIG like these fabulous stairs or smaller with simple shelves or a towel rack made using an old drawer pull!From organization to just plain decorative charm! You can’t go wrong with salvaged or reclaimed wood for your next project! We hope that we have inspired you to take on a project of your own! If you need a source for reclaimed wood, look no further! We have bundles of reclaimed wood in our Architectural Section! You will also find windows, mantles, beautiful architectural decorative pieces!
When spring rolls around it’s a great time to update your porch look! A front porch is what gives someone their first impression of your home. Regardless of the season or weather, size or shape, it should always be welcoming. We hope this little post will get you motivated and excited to welcome spring onto your porch and into your home!
Who doesn’t love all things galvanized? Galvanized containers of any kind are the perfect addition to your outdoor decor. Weather…….just makes them prettier!Have you ever thought of using a fabulous piece of furniture as a planter? Instant charm!There is nothing better than vintage wicker, old doors, tables…..cushions and throws. Bring a little of the inside out!We hope this little inspirational round up has given all of you a little push in the right direction! We’ve just stocked the store with all kinds of traditional and of course non traditional elements for your outdoor spring and summer decor. From rusty iron and planters to architectural pieces and vintage furniture, we’ve got you covered!
It’s getting to be that time! Days are getting longer….a little warmer, the sun has that beautiful glow. Time to let the beauty of the spring reflect on the interior of your home! It doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming process. We’ve gathered a few simple ideas to start you on your spring decorating. Leave us a comment with one of your sweet spring time ideas!
We love the idea of a random collection of bottles with flowers, branches even weeds that you can find outside in your own yard!and well……..everything looks better under a cloche!The beautiful thing about decorating with plants, twigs or flowers is that you can gather containers from around the house. Literally anything can be used as a beautiful way to display your greenery. Rain boots…..enamel ware, and old buckets…..yes please!It’s the time of the year when all the trees are blooming! Don’t let those beautiful blooms go to waste! Grab a container and bring them in!
Do you feel the need to add a little something to your spring decor options? From vintage blue mason jars to milk glass and old bottles we have it all! Come in and let us help you create a sweet springtime display for your home!
Doors, they surround us, we use them daily, but they may not be something that you notice or may think about everyday. They may just get overlooked.
Recently though, the trend is reuse… up cycle and we know a lot of people have been considering doors more. So, we thought we would get some great ideas together of things you can do with your doors, from simple to a little more involved. But all these DIY door ideas will help bring more character and interest into you home.
Here at the store, doors are something we never run out of! Each is full of character and interest. So if we’ve sparked your creativity and now you have a project in mind, come in and see us!
Doors in the great outdoors? Why of course! And this is one of the most original ideas we have seen using vintage doors! What a fabulous privacy fence! Talk about character!!
We love the new life that’s been breathed into these doors in a garden setting, what a special little secret retreat!Add interest and character to your driveway or create a fabulous drink station on your summer porch!Add a few shelves for great display space, even a potting bench outdoors.Of course we couldn’t do a post about vintage doors without giving a couple examples of beds! These go a little above and beyond the typical door headboard……aren’t they fabulous?Have a door with glass in it? Instant frame! And how about removing a panel and inserting a mirror for a great addition to any room?oh……and wait for it……..how about using a vintage door as a ……….door? What an original idea for a bar, counter top or table! And how easy can it get! Just put a piece of glass over the perfect door, add legs and perfection!Have you considered beautiful storage in your bed room? We just love the character and functionality that these doors add.
Thanksgiving’s almost here but don’t over do it, we have the Holidays coming too soon! So try Transitions, placing things like these around, that can stay out right through the whole winter season. By adding layers to our decor we build the warmth and the anticipation as we move through the season.
Candles and fruit are complementary materials that allow you to easily create artful decorating accents that last from autumn through year’s end. Try miniature fruits — kumquats, clementines — tucked in a patterned glass bowl; tuck a large pillar candle at the center.
Tie bundles of bare tree and winterberry branches to the spindles on your staircase for an autumnal look. After Thanksgiving, tie pine boughs to the branches with pretty velvet ribbon, and wire Christmas ornaments around the velvet ribbon for extra color. Chalkboards are another great decor item for all seasons, pen an appropriate sentiment or quote and you have added a holiday centerpiece!
Trays filled with ornaments make a great holiday centerpiece. For warmth, temper the shine with small sprigs of greenery and miniature pinecones or pumpkins tucked between the ornaments or even inside small vases.
Tuck pillar candle into a glass container and fill the space between with mixed nuts, berries or mini pine cones. Easily switch them out for the season if you wish.
Fill pots, vases or bottles with twigs, pine cones or berries and greenery. How easy is it to go from pots with pumpkins……to pots with pine cones?
And don’t forget the great outdoors…..this pot with twigs and greenery can go from fall to winter easily! Add a few glass ornaments or lights for an even more spectacular display! Fill a bowl with pine cones……pumpkins for the fall and maybe berries or some greenery for winter!
We hope we’ve sparked your creativity, and now you can even more quickly and easily transition from your fall to winter decor. Don’t forget to come see us at the store for all kinds of treasures, holiday or everyday to add to your decor this season!
There is just something exciting about the changing of the seasons! Something fresh and new, a great opportunity to freshen up your home and decor and get comfy in your home! We love the warm hues of fall, the sounds of the leaves crunching under foot, even the sun looks just a little bit different! Personally I like to start on the porch…..I’ve been waiting all summer for these crisp fall mornings to cuddle up on my porch swing and enjoy my coffee. We’ve rounded up a few inspirational fall porch photos to get you started on your fall porches!
If you aren’t a big fan of color, try going neutral! There are so many options these days for neutral decor, and if all else fails, grab a can of white paint!
We just love the beautiful colors that you can find pumpkins in! Visit your local farmers market and see what beauties you can find!Don’t forget the classics, dried corn stalks, pumpkins, hay and even throw in a few pine cones!Also……don’t forget to incorporate JUNK into your porch vignettes! Use levels and layers to add interest!And we couldn’t talk about outdoor fall decor without mentioning mums! No other flower says fall like mums!
Come on into the store and see what fall treasures we have for you! Cotton stems and wreaths, rustic planters, metal pumpkin luminaries, lighted twig pumpkins and more!
Our logic is that there is always a creative use for a discarded object! And the possibilities are usually endless! Today…..old drawers…..did your dresser fall apart? Did you come upon a pile of rejected drawers at the dump? Here are a few ideas we came up with and these….well their just a drop in the bucket!
Add some legs……hooks…..or a ladder for instant unique storage!
Mount a drawer on the wall or use brackets for an extra decorative touch!Under the bed storage! Yes please! Just add casters and you’re done!Need a unique display for your garden? Look no further!And you guessed it….ladders and old drawers? You can find them both at Resurrect Antiques!!
Al fresco dining is simply “eating outdoors”. It adds a lively and enjoyable dimension to dining and gets you out of the house into the fresh, open air, encouraging a good appetite and an appreciation for the slower pace of life.
First: Find a Location
Sheltered from wind and direct sun.
Spacious so your guests have plenty of space to relax and enjoy their meal.
Comfortable and pleasant – try to avoid facing blank, dull features such as a concrete wall. If you have problem walls, etc., try to enhance these or cover them with plants, decorative items, etc.
- Near the kitchen for ease of bringing out the food, or at least accessible easily via a pathway, etc.
- A tablecloth, some flowers, a lantern, etc. are the types of items suitable for decorating an outdoor table. Remember that you will have to cart all these items from the inside to outdoors and vice versa, so minimize this by being smart about your decoration choices. Even grabbing a pot plant from outside and placing it on a clean saucer for a feature piece can work well and it’s easier to restore to its place after the meal.
Third: Select a Menu
- Cold food is often an easier choice than hot food, unless you have a barbecue or warming pad near to the table. A mixture of barbecued food with salads, sliced vegetables/fruit, pasta, cheeses, pâtés, etc., works well for al fresco dining.
Fourth: Use Insect Deterrents
- This one is important especially here in the South. Place insect repellent herbs near the dining area (e.g., lavender, tansy, pyrethrum, etc.) and burn citronella candles or oil to keep the insects at bay.
Dinning Al Fresco is simple, easy but adds a big punch to your party or just a quiet evening with friends an family. And for your Al Fresco Dining Pleasure……We thought we’d share this healthy Potato Salad recipe via www.fitsugar.com
- 1lb potatoes, washed and cut into 1″ chunks, skin-on
- ¼ lb bacon (4 oz)
- 1 large shallot, diced
- 1lb asparagus, trimmed, washed and cut into ½” slices
- 5 fresh chives, chopped (approx 2-3 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Par boil potatoes until fork tender, approximately 10-12 minutes, depending on size. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
- In a large frying pan, saute shallot with bacon on medium heat 4-5 minutes
- Add asparagus pieces and saute for another 2-3 minutes
- In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar and oil
- In a large mixing bowl, combine potatoes, asparagus, bacon, chives, and dressing mixture. Toss well to combine
- Season with salt and pepper
- Serve warm or cold!
Well Spring has officially sprung! Your front porch is what gives people their first impression of your home. It should always be welcoming. It could be a large covered space that looks more like an outdoor room or maybe it’s just a little slab or cement in front of your door. No matter what your specific situation, there is always a way to add warmth and style!
To start off, let’s talk about something everyone has……a front door.
Since the front door is the focal point of your home, it’s a great place to add a little extra interest……along with the typical wreath, here are some different ideas we love!
Let’s talk flowers and plants, what an easy way to add life and color! Think about using unusual containers or displays, what a perfect way to up cycle and re purpose what other people call junk! Your plantings don’t even have to be just decorative! Think about planting herbs, or a small container garden!Don’t forget the accents, lighting and furniture. Your porch is an extension of your home, an outdoor room. So add the finishing touches! There are so many options in lighting, permanent and decorative. Furniture can be new, vintage, or up cycled……..and don’t spare the fabrics, they make great outdoor fabrics that will add color and texture to your space…….and there is always good ol’ scotch guard to weatherize. And last but not least, don’t be afraid to throw down a rug to ground everything and add additional texture and interest to your porch!
Hopefully we have given you some spring time inspiration! A good excuse to spend some time outside, breathing in some fresh air and enjoying this beautiful season! As always come visit us at the store to find great one of a kinds to help with your front porch styling!
We love shopping outside the “big box” and repurposing old things with big charm into visually interesting and functional décor. One of our favorites that is really catching on is chicken feeders. They come in all shapes and sizes, usually galvanized metal, sometimes wood, and even sometimes with an original paint job! Here are a few examples from around the web that we thought might inspire you to grab one of those old barn yard feeders when you see it!Aren’t these long chicken feeders a great way to display everyday dishes or your special vintage collection? Perfect for a long buffet in your dining room.
Need an interesting way to organize your kitchen utensils, and to corral those oils and seasonings? Look no further!We think chicken feeders love being centerpieces for your fabulous farm table. So easy to change out for each season or event, they can be an ever changing part of your dining room!And we can’t forget about the garden! Or what about a very unique herb garden on your kitchen sill?And honestly we are convinced that just about anything can be used to organize your home! Check out these awesome ideas using…..once again chicken feeders!
So really…….who knew? These utilitarian barn yard implements can be transformed into just about anything your little brain can think of, the sky is really the limit! Have an idea of your own? Leave us a comment and share! And don’t forget to come on into the store and get a chicken feeder of your own to add charm to just about any room of your home!
With all this cold weather and even SNOW here in the South we have been dreaming of green pastures…..flowers, gardens and WARM weather! So what better time than now to start planning a fabulous vintage garden…full of charm and character! Antique and vintage items can be used in a variety of ways to compliment your garden, porch, flowers and plants. We hope you enjoy this little virtual tour of inspiration!
Just one more use for those fabulous rusty or chippy bird cages….they really are a piece of art. And don’t forget about using old canisters or containers for planters, simply put rock in the bottom or drill holes for drainage.
What others see as junk we see as beautiful potential!Ladders, gates, shutters, crates……..old bricks, the possibilities are endless! Even combining discarded pieces to make one gorgeous focal point can add so much character to your garden!And don’t forget about all those historical and beautiful architectural pieces……how about a window into your “secret garden”?Wheels, wheels, wheels!! Ok…..do you get the idea? Anything can be a planter or gain new life in your garden!Come in and visit us to find all kinds of interesting treasures for your yard, garden or porch! Lets do a little bit of spring dreaming!