Archive of ‘Kitchens’ category

UncommonGoods Contest — Enter Today!


I know I didn’t give you a bunch of time but it’s not too late to enter your amazing DIY project to the UncommonGoods contest for a chance to $500 and a product contract! Submissions are due by September 30 (midnight). Here is the link to UncommonGoods to submit your product. It’s a really easy submission-took me less than 5 minutes to enter mine. Here is what I submitted:  A wooden spoon holder that I made for the owners of Mad River Barn from the antique beams that came out of their farmhouse during the remodeling project of the farmhouse, inn and pub. The beams are from the late 1700’s and early 1800’s and they are GORGEOUS!!  I can’t wait to make the beds and benches for the Inn out of them as well. Recycle, repurpose, reuse! The wooden spoon holder was a ton of fun to make (look at those tree rings-so cool). I’ll post step by step of it soon. Wish me luck on my entry!  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


Portland Oregon, Designed with Salvage, Home For Sale

[wooslider slider_type=”attachments” limit=”20″] My friend, Shannon Quimby is an amazing designer and salvage guru, and now she has a home for sale! Shannon renovated it using lots of cool salvage material. Finally, not only do we get to OOOOHHHHH and AHHHHH over one of Shannon’s design projects, but you get to buy it — located in Sellwood, on of my favorite neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon!  This kitchen rocks! I love the salvaged farmhouse table look of the kitchen island and the open shelving around the modern stove and that hood vent -what a statement piece. Check out this house!
Those salvaged ceiling tins used as wainscoting around the clawfoot tub, Shannon bought in Vermont (while visiting) at Mason Brothers Architectural Salvage. So fun to see them in a different location. Seriously cool floor — how did you do that Shannon?


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 :)

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine Features My Sister’s Kitchen

[wooslider slider_type=”attachments”] Just like me, my sister loves salvage finds…which she has throughout her home including the glass light pieces above the island, the bar stools and more…Kudos to Rosanne Palmisano and Sean Roy for their amazing transformation of their kitchen and Shannon Quimby for producing a story about it for Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, April 2013 issue.

It was an honor to help Rosanne’s redesign her kitchen from basically an unusable space (truly) to the heart of the home. My dear friend, and stylist, Shannon Quimby put together a nice little piece with more pictures on her blog — you should check it out. (photos by Lincoln Barbour)

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