Barn doors are all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why! They are fabulous! Really the possibilities are endless. I mean who can’t think of something to do with a gorgeous slab of aged, character filled……oh the stories it could tell…. wood? Of course you could use an old barn door for…..well….a door! But that is only your first option. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite projects from around the web to help inspire you! Here are a couple ideas of ways to use barn doors as well….doors! You can purchase barn door hardware on the web and even in some stores. Really you can turn anything into a sliding door now. What a better way to make a set of barn doors the centerpiece of the room than by putting them front and center as your headboard? Whether mounted to the wall or hanging so handsomely on hardware. They are a gorgeous addition to any room!HUGE kitchen table or Island? Yes please!!Even just the simple use of these doors as a backdrop for other decor adds so much more interest to a vignette! We always have a great selection of architectural elements in the store, from doors and windows to trims, gingerbread and reclaimed wood. But right now we have a few fabulous big barn doors for you to add to your home! Now that we have your creative juices flowing, come by and check them out!
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!
When you are decorating or creating DIY projects with globes there is a WORLD of possibilities…….Sorry just had to do it! 🙂 But really! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite images from around the web to inspire you. Vintage globes are something that we ALWAYS have available in the store, so whether you are a collector or have a little project in mind come see us and we’ll fix you up with the perfect vintage globe!
DIY lighting using vintage globes is a huge trend. These easy and interesting light fixtures can really fit into any room and can be just as original as the globe you find to make them!
Don’t limit yourself to pendant type fixtures, look at these amazing lamps!Are you a collector? Globes come in so many colors, shapes and sizes! Here are a few gorgeous display ideas.Of course we couldn’t ignore the trend in globe painting! We love the chalk board idea, hand painting and even vinyl application to these globes!Here are a few more interesting upcycling ideas. Globes make a wonderful display surface for anything you love! We just love the use of moss, buttons and quotes used in these examples!
How about globes hung from the ceiling in a child’s room or over a crib like a mobile? And isn’t this clock fabulous?Even just as a part of a beautiful vignette vintage globes are a great addition to any decor! Well we hope we’ve inspired you to try something new with a vintage globe! Post pictures of your globe projects on Facebook and tag us so we can see your creations!
According to Wikipedia a Man Cave is a male retreat or sanctuary in a home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement. Man caves can come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it is built outside in the garage, behind a secret passageway or in the standard basement location, the man cave is a man’s special space! We have gathered a few of our favorite ideas to inspire your space!
You can make a end table or coffee table out of anything! Coffee tables are also a great way to display collectables!Who doesn’t love old license plates or “tags”? They are colorful rusty treasures and just look what they can be turned in to!An old truck tail gate makes the perfect bench or bar!And why just stop at the tail gate? How about a love seat or entertainment center?Vintage whisky barrels have limitless possibilities! Just use your imagination and you are sure to come up with a one of a kind piece!Show off your sports style using reclaimed wood for a more masculine look!Think outside of the box for storage! Here deer antlers serve as a one of a kind towel rack and tires find a new use as shelving.Build EVERYTHING with reclaimed wood! You will add instant patina, character and charm to your room.
Have we inspired you to create a space of your own? Come into the store to find everything you will need to create a one of a kind space. From rusty metal, reclaimed wood, vintage signs, tag art, advertising memorabilia and more! Looking for something specific? Give us a call if we don’t have it, we can probably get it!
Forget the matchy-matchy look! Decorating any room with different furniture styles, colors and patterns can add so much more interest and character. Add new life to your room with a vintage chair! From funky to traditional, french country to modern we have something for every style and every room! We’ve rounded up a few examples from around the net……and included a few of our own treasures that are currently in the store and can be yours!
Dinning rooms present the perfect opportunity to mix and match vintage chairs…..paint them different colors, mix upolstered with wood. There are no rules, do what makes you happy!There is nothing better than a funky pattern to be a wonderful centerpiece to your room! Velvet!! Vintage chairs are a great way to add not only color or pattern, but texture!Mixing that wonderful vintage wood patina with beautiful textiles is a sure way to add a little coziness to any room.Fabulous…..Funky or Formal, everyone needs a little something vintage in every room……so have we talked you into a vintage chair yet? You need one of these unique treasures right? Well here are a few that are currently in the store….for sale, and can be yours today! Come visit the store at 559 Fob James Dr. Valley AL, Monday thru Saturday from 10-6pm Eastern or call 334-756-0559 for more information!
There’s a fine line between being a collector and outright hoarder. We have collected a few ideas to help you display your favorite things without someone calling an intervention!
Not everything looks best arranged side-by-side on a shelf. For more playful items, like these try a shadow box! A grouping of like objects in one space is dramatic, try concentrating your collection in one area for the biggest impact.Place bottles randomly or in an organized manner, by color, size, or type. A truly large collection can be the centerpiece of a room. For safety, secure the cabinet or bookcase to the wall to ensure that it cannot accidentally tip over. Collections should be displayed as art objects, but not in the same way a museum or art gallery would hang them. They should enhance your decor.There doesn’t have to be a rhyme or reason for a collection, sometimes they just happen! It’s whatever strikes your fancy.
Sometimes just a simple cabinet can be the best way to display a collection of dishes. Paint the shelves white so they don’t compete with the color or design of the dishes.Using Collections as Artwork is a great way to have them “live” with you more than something that’s framed or closed off in some way. Grouping a small amount of like-objects on the wall makes treasured objects double as artwork and lets them be a part of discussions whenever guests visit.A wall of suitcases makes a dramatic display!Instead of tucking your collections away behind the glass walls of a curio cabinet, group several pieces with other items on a set of shelves.
We hope we have given you a few ideas about how to display your treasured collections, or start collecting things you love!
It’s the time of the year when you spend every extra minute you have at the lake! The weather is beautiful, the water is cool and the sounds are relaxing! Even if you don’t have a lake house you can add a little of that lake house charm to your space! Check out these fabulous ideas we found around the web and see what you can see if you can get your summertime decor in full swing! We just love vintage water skis and these are some wonderful examples of creative projects! The colors and patina make for instant character.Vintage boat oars are another great decor choice. Used in any number of ways they will add interest to your lake decor.Don’t forget to look up! Lake lighting at it’s best! Ready made or DIY you can make a light out of anything!There is power in numbers! This simple fact helps explain the appeal of collections! Try displaying them in large groupings to highlight their importance and add interest. Another way to display collections of small items is in a basket or a fabulous vintage jar!When you think lake, think knots and rope. Just by adding rope accents you can create a casual lake feel, without being obvious.Just by using truly old items, just the patina and age add character to your home. And of course everyone loves a sign or a fabulous lake style vignette! We hope we have given you a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing! And although we know we all would love a lake house, you don’t need one to implement some of these ideas into your home for a little of that vintage lake style!
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!
Who doesn’t love a vintage trunk? The earliest American made trunks were from the late 1600s. They were made of various woods and covered with hides such as deer, horse or cowhide. In the 1700s the hide covered trunks continued and became a little more ornamented with handmade brass tacks, forged iron locks and handles and leather trim. In the late 1700s and early 1800s round trunks became popular. Looking at them from the end they appear round, with a small flat base. They were covered in leather and hide and usually ornamented with brass tacks. They were lined with a printed paper or often old newspapers. They sometimes were made with a small brass handle on top and were made in many sizes.
Today although we don’t really travel with trunks anymore, they have wonderful decrative value! Along with storage in plain sight, you can do so many beautiful things with vintage trunks! We have gathered a few of our favorite ideas and inspiration from around the web. We hope you are inspired to add a trunk or two to your decor!Use a trunk as a simple side table or add a cushion and you have an instant bench!By adding a base, top, or even casters you can have a very functional piece of furniture with instant vintage charm.Is your trunk in rough shape? Paint can be a wonderful way to restore a trunk, or help it to blend or pop your decor!Cushions make a little trunk love seat! How cute is this?Even pieces of trunks can be upcycled into something beautiful, just like this trunk lid turned coffee table!Well……are you inspired? Come on into the store, we always have a trunk or two laying around! Add your own special touch and have a brand new piece of vintage decor to your home!
Tobacco baskets were once a common utilitarian product in the tobacco markets. They have however now become popular as wall art in homes everywhere. The first baskets were made in Kentucky, but North Carolina became the primary producer of tobacco baskets by the late 1800s. Here is a brief history of the illustrious tobacco basket from Carolina Country.Tobacco was first exported from the colonies in huge wooden barrels called hogsheads. The barrels held about 1,000 pounds of the leaves. But the barrels made inspecting difficult and therefore cheating easy. The good leaves were packed on top, hiding inferior tobacco in the bottom of the barrel.R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is credited with coming up with the idea of using large flat baskets to keep their tobacco clean in the auction houses. The warehouse floors were filthy with mud, dust and manure brought in with the mule-driven wagons as tobacco was unloaded and stacked on the floor.The baskets were made of oak that was split into strips. The oak strips were soaked in boiling soda water to make them bendable. The rim of the basket was fashioned with a double thickness of the strips. The bottoms were woven by machine, and another machine helped with putting the bottoms and the rims together. The tobacco companies purchased the baskets, and their names were stenciled on the rims.There was an art to packing a tobacco basket so that it presented the tobacco well, and so that it stayed on the basket. After tobacco was picked and graded, several leaves were bound together in what were called hands. The hands were tied onto a stick (about 35-45 hands per stick) and the sticks of tobacco were hung in the barn to cure. After curing, the tobacco was taken off the stick, packed in baskets and transported to the market. The hands were usually arranged on the basket in a circle, stems ends out for good presentation in the auction.This method of hand tying the leaves was time-consuming, and eventually the tobacco was brought to market untied, wrapped in large burlap sheets. This pretty much spelled the end for the tobacco basket market, and by 1969 the basket companies had closed.Flea markets, thrift stores, antique shops and yard sales are good places to shop for original tobacco baskets for your own decorating project.If you need a tobacco basket of your very own….you’re in luck! We have recently aquired 25 vintage tobacco baskets and are taking pre orders now! Baskets are large and square. The price is $150. Call the store at 334-756-0559 to reserve yours!
Baskets are so very versatile and let’s face it…they really do look great…doesn’t matter if they are holding toys…magazines…fresh eggs…beautiful produce…fresh bread or organizing a craft room!
We love these hanging baskets in the kitchen! Perfect for produce or utensils! They look great and you can still see what you have!Who wouldn’t love a pantry like this? The tags tied the baskets are a great idea to quickly locate what you are looking for! And there is no better way to coral all those little kitchen necessities than a gorgeous little basket!
We are just loving this idea of using a vintage locker basket to organize cookbooks.Baskets in bathrooms equal perfection! There is no better way to organize and decorate at the same time!More bathroom goodness! towels, soaps and lotions.The nursery is the perfect place for baskets…..corral stuffed animals, blankets and more!Baskets are the perfect organizers for all of your changing table needs! Keep them all in one place easy to grab when you need them!In the bedroom and living room add softness and organize blankets and pillows.Add a basket to a table contain a collection like these books, or unify your coffee table decor.
We hope we’ve given you a little inspiration on how to use baskets to organize your life while making it a little more beautiful at the same time! Resurrect carries all kinds of baskets……all shapes and sizes. Vintage and reproductions! We are certain we have the perfect basket for you!
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!
Books are one of our favorite go to decor items! And they are often overlooked. The great thing is that most of us have books sitting around the house getting dusty when we could be putting them to good use! Use books to add texture, height, color, or even as a great way to just fill space. And if your books don’t have pretty covers or a coordinated look try painting them, covering them in fabric, brown paper, burlap or even tearing off the covers! The possibilities are endless! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite images from around the web to hopefully give you a few ideas!
Of course we love to decorate with vintage items filled with charm and history…..but how often do we actually take the time to research the original uses and history of these simple utilitarian objects from the past that bring us so much joy? We just love this article from BetterBaking.com by Leon Neal. Here is a portion that we found especially interesting.
In the South and in the territories where the most adventuresome settlers sought new opportunities, the use of locally available materials for houses (log houses, etc.) and for basic household utensils (carved wooden bowls and slatted wooden buckets and barrels) continued into the 1800s and 1900s. In the very rural and isolated Appalachian Mountains the pioneer lifestyle, language, and attitudes persisted even longer. These people were primarily subsistence farmers, hunters, trappers, and often harvested trees to sell for money (saw mill work). These people existed on very little money and grew most of their own food and so bread was a very important element of their diet (biscuits and cornbread). The common situation in the mountains even upon until World War II was that there were biscuits at every meal, the wife made biscuits three times a day and a typical treat for a visitor was a friend fruit pie make using biscuit dough and dried fruit and fried (some call these a turnover). Because of this constant process the biscuits were usually made in a hand carved wooden bowl and the bowl stayed with flour in it at all times except every week or so the bowl would be washed.
In my grandmother’s time and later for some of my mountain relatives the family dough bowl was a critical part of the family food preparation, highly used and highly treasured by the best cooks. It was not uncommon for a future husband to carve a wooden dough bowl for his bride as a wedding present. It was also common for a young female to desire a carved wooden dough bowl for her hope chest so that when she married, she would have a very desirable kitchen tool (Other hope chest items were things like handmade quilts and other family heirlooms). A mother’s dough bowl was usually one of the items in an estate that was most sought after typically left to the oldest daughter and there have been more than a few siblings who have stopped talking because of a mutual desire for the same dough bowl.
Now that we’ve shared a little snipit of the history of the dough bowl, how about a few inspiration photos of ways to display these historic treasures?
How about keeping our dough bowl close to home and using it in your kitchen to store and display fruits, vegetables and baked goods?Display collections……..We love how these displays will take your decor from winter to spring by just adding a few flowers!Display and store your vintage linens.Aren’t these spring/summer centerpieces gorgeous? and just because winter isn’t quite over yet a few cold weather ideas to add instant warmth to your space!
If you just HAVE to have a dough bowl to add to your decor, come in and see us at the store. We carry antique and reproduction dough bowls in many shapes and sizes. You never know what we will have!