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!
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!
With fall move-in day closer than you think, it’s time again to start getting ready for dorm life! Even the least appealing, sterile, boring dorm room can look so much better with a little creativity and a few vintage treasures from Resurrect! We have been stocking the store with you in mind! We have a ton of new painted furniture in…..desks, dressers, vanities, shelves, cabinets and more. Every room needs some vintage art work…..we have custom painted vintage signs just for you! Want something special? Just ask us! We can have one custom painted just for you! Everyone needs a few throw pillows……we’ve got you covered! And were just getting started! Check out a few of our ideas that are sure to turn your dorm room into a space that feels like home. Baskets are perfect for under the bed storage! Make the most of your tiny space. Hang posters and pictures using command strips for easy and damage free hanging!Do you love vintage maps as much as we do? They are the perfect wall decor! We’ve got a variety of maps and globes at the store for you!Everyone is crazy for pallets…..we love this idea of a pallet paired with a vintage door for a one of a kind day bed. And cover anything with burlap and it becomes instantly fabulous!Hang inexpensive drop cloths as curtains or use them as bedding. The more you wash them, the softer they get! Need a cheap headboard? Cut one out of kraft paper! Need an easy, inexpensive and interesting book shelf? Hang a ladder sideways! Who knew?!
Shutters are a great way to display photos, notes, or decor.Bundles of old books add interest while a flower box hung on the end of the bed is easy storage, and antique flower frogs as pen holders.Looking for interesting lighting that doesn’t require permanent wiring? Try hanging Christmas lights from a hula hoop or bundling them into a vintage egg basket!A few easy and interesting ways to display photos, jewelry, and notes! Organization can be beautiful as well as functional!We love these easy ways to stay organized! Stack suitcases to make a one of a kind end table or night stand (instant storage), Old card catalog or sewing drawers are great for bathroom storage, and add some wood to a couple of crates and you have a easy book shelf to display your treasures!And last but certainly not least! Everyone needs coffee right? We have vintage trunks and small pieces of furniture that would make perfect coffee stations…….feeling creative and want to make your own? We have reclaimed wood and a variety of cute hooks to make your own!
We hope we have given you a few ideas to make your new dorm room or apartment feel like home! Need more? Just come into the store, browse and ask us! We love to help!
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!
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!
Are you one of those parents who impose their decorating style on their children….shame on you! We would never do such a thing! :blush: Well maybe…….just a little! There is something magical about a room that has a classic, vintage feel! We have gathered a few of our favorite images and ideas to inspire you and your little ones to create a space everyone will love and enjoy spending time in!
Vintage maps are a wonderful addition to any kids room or nursery! Let your littles start dreaming about “all the places they will go”!Book storage can always be a challenge, but these ideas are functional as well as beautiful!Neutral tones and natural aged wood are always good options!Everything is just a little more fun when it reflects the style of the past!Little touches like vintage toys, dresses and posters can bring a room together.Search Mom & Dad……and grandma’s attic, you may already have just the thing to make your room perfect!
Are you as in love with vintage architectural pieces as we are? We hate to see these beautiful objects discarded! I mean if they could only talk right? It takes time to add that kind of character, not to mention the craftsmanship! Have you ever come upon one of these pieces and though…….gorgeous but what do I do with it? While a simple display of spindles in a bucket or box is fabulous, we have gathered some of our favorite column and spindle upcycles! Hopefully you’ll be inspired to create something beautiful for yourself! The yard is a perfect place to use old spindles: bird baths, feeders, chimes & houses! Your yard will be full of thankful birdies! What a perfect way to display your jewelry, frame out……anything! And they make perfect legs for tables! Pair them with other discarded pieces like drawers to make a one of a kind side table.Column lamps…….Yes please is all we can say!Attach hooks or plant hangers and you’ve got a plant stand or coat rack with instant character!We love the use of columns on the sides of this bed and shelving unit. And how cute is this little breakfast tray? No need to make the whole tray! Just add some spindles to any tray!
With spring in the South here on our door step, the mudroom becomes our home’s workhorse room! It might not be the most-visited spot, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty and functional at the same time! With a few quick tips we are going to help you turn it into more than just a breeze-through area.
One of a mudroom’s main purposes is to help keep coats, backpacks, umbrellas and other items from being dumped all over the house. The best way to keep these things organized is to give each member of the family his or her own locker. And there is no better way to add style and function at the same time than using vintage lockers. it’s very likely this space will end up with an accumulation of shoes of various kinds, from cleats and sneakers for your kids’ sports to everyday shoes that get kicked off the second your family members walk in the door. Providing enough storage for these shoes will be key to keeping the floor in your mudroom from becoming cluttered.A mudroom can always benefit from a sink! Dogs, kids, muddy clothes, you can imagine a lot of cleaning up and scrubbing going on in sinks like these!Most mudrooms are narrow walk through’s off the kitchen or laundry room. But, if space permits, there is one element every mudroom should have: a shallow bench area, is helpful for taking off boots or setting down a backpack or shopping bag.Coat hooks are much easier for children to use than hangers for storing outerwear, plus you can hang backpacks and purses from them, too.
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!
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!
Do you love the look of a mantel but don’t have a fireplace? Of course we love traditional mantels, but what if you don’t have a fireplace? We have gathered some great ideas and inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing!
Have you ever thought of using a mantel outdoors? We love these beautiful vintage pieces! Use them in gardens, weddings, porches, the possibilities are endless! Did you know we have a couple mantels in our wedding rentals? We are loving these unconventional ideas! Convert an old fireplace space and mantel into a fun activity center for your little one! And with a little love and extra lumber this gorgeous mantel turned into a bookshelf!Here are some great ways to use your mantel like a traditional mantel, just without the fireplace! Who doesn’t love to have a centerpiece to decorate for every season?One of our favorite ways to use a mantel is to use it as a headboard! Use it as is or upholster the open space where the fireplace used to be. A wonderful way to add beautiful focal point to your room!
Come in to the store and see our fabulous collection of vintage mantels and all kinds of wonderful vintage architectural treasures!