Archive of ‘Williams-Sonoma’s Cultivate Guest Blog Posts’ category

Farmhouse Tables, Reclaimed Wood, Antiques, Custom Made, and Retailers: Plus Book Giveaway!

One of the 8 Salvage Design Videos I did for DIY NETWORK using reclaimed wood and porch posts to build a Farmhouse Table!

One of the 8 Salvage Design Videos I did for DIY NETWORK using reclaimed wood and porch posts to build a Farmhouse Table!

Once again I want to say how honored I am to be a part of Williams-Sonoma’s Cultivate Family as a contributor to their blog. My latest post is about Farmhouse Tables, where to finds them, how to build them and where to get a new one. Plus, I’m really excited to say they are also doing a GIVEAWAY of one of my books, Salvage Secrets.  All you have to do is write a comment :).  I hope you get a chance to see the other great salvage and recycled blog posts I’ve written for them as well — including recycled glass, upcycling your own cabinets and more!  Kitchens are a great place to add some fun salvage details whether it is new build or a renovation.

Have fun!  Joanne


13 Ways to Use Recycled Glass in Your Kitchen Design

I love writing a blog post for Williams Sonoma’s Cultivate every month. This month my article is about how easy it is to get recycled glass into your kitchen and sometimes you won’t even know its there.  I talk about 13 ways to use it from floors to backsplashes and more. Please take a second to check out the blog post. I think you’ll find it very interesting! My Best, Joanne

From my book, Salvage Secrets, photo by Susan Teare


Update, Repurpose or Vintage Appliances for Your Kitchen

A sneak peek at one of the homes that will be featured in our second SALVAGE SECRETS DESIGN & DECOR book (coming out this winter)! During this kitchen renovation, the homeowners salvaged the old refrigerator and painted the panels! Wait till you see the whole house and their salvage finds! So exciting! Photo by Susan Tear. Writing for Williams-Sonoma’s blog Cultivate is such a blast! I get to come up with salvage, upcycled and repurpose ideas for your kitchen! They really want to help people make the most of their kitchen — kudos to them! This month’s article is about 5 Clever Ways to Update Old Kitchen Appliances.

Want a quick change? Use adhesive contact paper on your refrigerator, want to make your appliances look like stainless steel? The article has the answer. Want to have Robin Egg’s blue appliances? You can have that in an afternoon — with your OWN appliances! Want to buy a vintage stove but not sure how? Check out how you can keep your own appliances or buy second hand appliances and TRANSFORM your kitchen!

If you like this article, check out the others I’ve written for them which include topics such as salvaged wood kitchen islands, recycled glass open shelving in your kitchen, vintage soapstone and cast iron kitchen sinks and much more!

Remodeling ideas using second hand, vintage, salvaged and recycled materials has never been easier or more beautiful!

Joanne :)

Amazing Kitchen Island Ideas Using Salvaged Goods

What do you want your island to look like? Mine has old Douglas Fir railroad trusses from the 1880’s — could you tell?

So excited about my 3rd blog post for Williams-Sonoma’s Cultivate  blog — this one is about 5 creative ways to use salvaged, second hand materials for your own unique kitchen island. Whether you are building a new one or remodeling or updating an old one there are thousands of ways to make it special with salvaged goods.

How about a second hand restaurant work table? Or old doors cut in half? That’s just a hint of some clever ideas on my post!

Hope you check it out and comment :)

Thanks,  Joanne

(photo by Susan Teare)

Designer Marketplace Front Page

Thrilled to be a contributor for Williams-Sonoma. Exciting to open Designer Marketplace and see the interiew with me on the front page :)

If you are a designer, this is a great program — you have to check it out.

Williams-Sonoma’s Designer Marketplace

Thanks guys and gals!! My Best, Joanne

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