Vintage Picks Of The Week – Architectural Salvage

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Tina at GirlPickers.


Tiny Shack

What I Like About It: I really like that they used salvaged materials like the door and windows.  I like how they have added so much detail while keeping it rustic and charming.   

How I Would Use It: I would love to have a garden space in my back yard and this would be a whimsical focal point and serve as a potting shed.     

Tiny shacks made from reclaimed materials by

Escutcheon Plates

What I Like About It:  This photo!  What a great visual of architectural salvage pieces offered up at a shop in SanDiego.    

How I Would Use It:  My doors are all very boring but if I had a door from this era, I would add one of these plates to it.  These can be used to add interest to any grouping on a shelf or could be mounted to a piece of wood with a matching door knob.

Photo courtesy of Oh Joy blog.


Bird House

What I Like About It: I like that they have used salvaged hardware to add interest to their handcrafted birdhouses.  I also LOVE that all proceeds are donated to an animal rescue.

How I Would Use It:  Why I would use it as a birdhouse of course! 

Salvaged pieces add interest to these handmade birdhouses made by BirdHouses4TheDogs on Etsy.

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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  1. I love the vintage escutcheon plates. They have such history. I enjoy using them on the birdhouses when I have a chance. Thank you for sharing my birdhouse and the rescue where the proceeds go.

  2. Pam, I stumbled on that photo while browsing Pinterest so I had to track down who took it and where. I would love to visit that shop but then again I know I would want one of everything there!

  3. Tina, we are so glad you checked out Back120’s Backshacks! Check out our website again soon and see the new builds. We always try to make every new shed more unique than the last! Again, thanks for making us a pick of the week!

  4. I absolutely love your birdhouses Jolinda. Each one is so unique and I love that you donate proceeds to the rescue that you support. That makes you a hero in my book. ❤

  5. You’re welcome, Sue. We feel vintage has a story to tell and that’s how I felt when I saw your shacks because you have used salvaged materials and how those materials have added a different feel to each of your builds. One can see the extra details you add to each one. Well done and yes, I will check back!

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