Salvage-Style Projects: Tips to Turn Old Into New (SLIDESHOW)

[ 0 ] October 28, 2011 |

5 design tips from the book Salvage-Style Projects by This Old House Features Editor and salvage expert Amy Hughes

In the new book Salvage-Style Projects (Oxmoor House), This Old House Features Editor and salvage expert Amy Hughes offers step-by-step guides for 22 creative reuse projects, plus tips on finding great bargains at flea markets and architectural antiques shops. Each project showcases vintage house parts that are given new life as one-of-a-kind home accents, such as a paneled wood door turned into a headboard and porcelain faucet handles repurposed as towel hooks. The 144-page book is available for $16.95 wherever books are sold.


Click through the slideshow below for 5 tips on getting your own salvage style.

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About Amy Hughes: This Old House features editor Amy Hughes was reared on restoration. Her parents' passion for buying and fixing up older homes took her through 12 residences before the age of 18. 

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