Salvage in the Kitchen

4.28.2014

How was y'all's weekend? It was gorgeous and warm here so I did some work in the yard Saturday afternoon and shared a bit of what I was doing on instagram. Back breaking work for this old lady, but it must be done. Mr. Savvy did some more yesterday while I was babysitting my granddaughter. I will get back out there later this week after all the rain moves out that has arrived.

I shared a picture of this piece on instagram and facebook over the weekend. This is a piece of an old balcony rail that I found at the same salvage place where I found my kitchen butcher block several months back. 

I have been looking for an architectural piece to replace something in my kitchen.

We had stopped by another antique place that had some metal rails outside, but they weren't quite what I was looking for and I am glad I didn't settle and get one of them because just up the road I found the perfect piece.

The patina on this piece grabbed me as soon as I saw it sitting behind some other things. I started moving pieces so I could see it clearly and knew it was perfect. This pic gives you a peek at what I wanted it for.

It is now my new pot rack and I LOVE it!!

Mr. Savvy thought I had absolutely lost my marbles again and didn't think this would work. Oh, ye of little vision, I said.

He cleaned it up the best he could without losing the patina and then sealed it with car sealer.

He brought it in and took down the old pot rack and hung this one. The hardest part is making my hooks fit that I had. I am going to need to order a few more. I would also like to make the chains old looking instead of shiny black.

For now I am enjoying it just like it is.





I got a good price on this piece, too. I was told $55 and while I went back to the car to get my money I realized I had $50 in cash so I asked David if I could pay $50 in cash and he said he was afraid he had told me $55 instead of $65. I quickly told him yep he did plus I have been giving him free advertising. I know a few of you have gone to visit his shop. If you are near Atlanta like me or in northeast Ga. or western N.C. you will find this shop in Otto, NC. It is called Culpepper's Otto Depot. It is full of salvage just waiting to be hunted through.

You can see the old pot rack it replaced here.
And you can see the butcher block that I found at the same place and restored here.

I hope y'all have a great week!

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51 comments:

  1. Oh, it's aboslutely perfect, I like the patina and I like when things are transformed from their first use (we call that "objets détournés" in French and I don't know if there's a phrase for it in English). The green in it is just lovely with the copper pots.

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  2. "Oh, ye of little vision." I LOVE that! And I love your new pot rack, too. I have to admit, when it comes to repurposing, my vision can be dim. It's just not my gift. So I'm amazed at the ingenuity I see in blogland! My second thought is always: these ladies must not require much sleep. They are always doing, creating, changing, making, planning... and with fabulous results!

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  3. I LOVE IT Kim!! I've been looking for a piece like that to hang on the wall!! LOVE LOVE the patina it has!

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  4. The patina on that is perfection. LOVE it!!

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  5. That is awesome Kim. I always admire those old pieces and never know what to do with them. Fantastic idea!

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  6. Oh what a great looking piece! It sure works!! That vision sometimes gets us in trouble but in your case it worked....

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  7. It looks good. I think I have been to that shop. Then again, we love to go rambling when we are in the mountains and go to a lot of shops. My husband doesn't always invision things the way I do either. When the project is done he usually likes it.

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  8. I love it Kim! What wonderful patina it had on it!

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  9. Your fence piece is spectacular...incredible patina!!! Love how you used it.
    Mary Alice

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  10. Oh Kim, I LOVE IT!!!!! It is PERFECT as a pot rack! Isn't it amazing that after all these years of marriage they sometimes STILL don't "get" us!!:):) Your vision was perfect. We will be getting the rain tomorrow and Wed. so today is yard day here:) Joe also did alot this weekend. I was running:):)

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  11. Kim,
    Ohhhh that is a show stopper! What a beautiful statement piece for your kitchen. I love it. The patina is perfect. Just gorgeous.
    Kris

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  12. SO great-looking, Kim! I would never have thought to use that as a pot rack, but I am obviously one of those with little vision! You are amazing, to think of things like that. LOVE it!

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  13. That was a unique idea! Glad you found something you could use that you like better than what you had.

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  14. Wonderful focal point, it fits right in, love it!

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  15. It's perfect Kim! Love the patina. How did you know to use car sealer? And what is that? I have a rusty metal basket that needs some kind of sealant. It's making a rusty mess as is.

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  16. NICE!!! Very nice indeed. Luv the worn iron look. Perfect for your kitchen.
    Happy new week Kim.
    Hugs, Gee

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  17. This looks marvelous, Kim - I was looking forward to seeing how you'd use this wonderful piece! It adds lovely patina to your kitchen - love it!
    Kathy

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  18. Great deal and also an inventive use of this piece Kim.

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  19. Kim, what an extraordinary and spectacular look! You clever one with the grand ideas did it again! I just love it, it's eye catching and totally one for the decorating books! Have one in the works? Bet you do!
    Have a great day, sweet friend.
    Nancy

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  20. Most beautiful and a great idea. I love verdigris and your kitchen is most charming anyway...
    Yours Sarah

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  21. What a great piece. I love it. Makes a fabulous pot rack.

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  22. I am so happy that you found the perfect piece for your new pot rack...it is gorgeous!!....And I am sure that Mr. Savvy thinks so too!!!

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  23. Love it! So unexpected and so beautiful Kim!!!!! You truly have a great eye and I am constantly amazed on how you turn antique items into more useful and even more beautiful things for your home!

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  24. I'm speechless, I love it that much. The patina is perfect, and what a great idea to use it as a pot rack.

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  25. Why would you hubby be of "Little Vision"? Doesn't he know what terrific ideas you have!! What a great idea and it looks perfect there.

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  26. Hi Kim! What a great idea! It came out wonderful! The rack fits in beautifully in your kitchen! Love the look!
    LuAnn

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  27. I am determined to get there one of these days.looks fantastic.

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  28. Love it Kim! The patina on it is beautiful!! Enjoy your day, Gail

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  29. What a great find, Kim. Glad you didn't settle earlier. I hope he gave it to you for the $50!!! It is perfect for your copper. Mr.Savvy should know better by now-he should not even QUESTION!!! lol

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  30. Kim this is perfect, I love old gates and iron. I can get back out there now to hunt for things since I got this brace. So excited about that, but we have to get into the house first, so one thing at a time!!!! This was genius, husbands are doubtful of our minds at times, LOL!!!

    Cynthia

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  31. Kim it is fabulous! You were so wise to keep the original patina, it is such a treasure. I love old repurposed pieces and this has been given a whole new life. Great job to you and the Mr.
    Happy Monday,
    Kathysue

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  32. Love the look. Much better than the usual pot rack. Love the patina.

    http://llibbyslifestyle.blogspot.com.au

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  33. That is such a great idea! It's a beautiful piece of fence too!

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  34. I know Otto well....we used to rent a place during the summers on the Coweeta Lab Road just down from Otto...Great find!

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  35. Love it Kim! It is really beautiful and looks great in your kitchen.

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  36. Wow, it's gorgeous and I love how it looks in your kitchen! Your home is beautiful!

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  37. I went back to remind myself of your old rack, and it's really nice, but I definitely like the gate better! I've sold some beautiful old copper molds in my antiques booth in Mobile, and now, after seeing how pretty your's look, I wish I had kept some of them!

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  38. great find, Kim! you really did have a vision for this!

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  39. Hi Kimmie! Only you have the vision to see what something old could become. This looks fantastic! I've been gone and have a bit of catching up to do! Did you hang this up yourself too?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  40. That is a brilliant idea - just love the patina and it's perfect in your kitchen!!

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  41. Great find! It looks fantastic there! I love that old patina.
    Besos!

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  42. That's awesome! I love it so much :) I hope to someday have a kitchen with ceilings tall enough to hang some fun stuff!

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  43. Oh wow.....what a gorgeous piece! Looks amazing in your kitchen!
    xx
    Anne

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  44. Ugh,... Be still my heart, that is one utterly fabulous find! Wonderful application, I adore old crusty iron!

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  45. I really like this piece. It has such character. Much better than the other pot rack (I've had your old one too)
    I think your molds are so nice, what a unique collection. Oh, I just like everything you have done and continue to do to your house.

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  46. That piece is really beautiful, and you've found a practical and pretty way to use it in your home. Love it!
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly

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  47. This is fabulous!! Mr Savvy should have no doubts anymore....

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