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Monday, August 31, 2009

Window Restoration College October 2-4, Roanoke VA

Save the Date!
October 2-4th
Presented by the Architectural Review Board with training provided by Bob Yapp, noted author and historic preservation planning consultant, the Old Window Restoration College is an intense, hands-on workshop where participants will learn the cost-effective rehab of original double-hung wooden windows.

Instruction includes safe paint and glass removal, application of glazing putty, epoxy repair, weather stripping, and sash installation.

Wooden windows are an important feature of many older buildings, and preserving them is actually ‘greener’ than replacing them.

This college offers an opportunity for both learning and helping to save original windows in a historic, residential, or commercial property.

When: Friday - Sunday, October 2-4, 2009,
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: a residence on Day Avenue (to be announced)
Fee: $125 (includes materials and lunches).

Deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 18!

For additional information, contact Erica Taylor at 540.853.1522 or email her at

Friday, August 28, 2009

5.5' Cast Iron Tub w/ Custom Wrought Iron Base

we liked this one so much

we made another!

new 5.5 ft cast iron tub
with plenty or room for relaxin
surrounded by a custom wrought iron base
available here @ Black Dog Salvage
$1175 (tub $675, $500 cradle)
* note: this tub had a few bumps & bruises that have been repaired

Set of 8 Victorian Porch Posts & Corbels

sneak peek...
just arrived
set of 8 turned victorian porch posts

with corbels
which would also make great brackets or
curtain rods!
posts = $125 each
corbels $25 each
available here @

Dog Days of Summer SALE ends this Monday (8/31)!

The Dog Days of Summer Sale
ends this Monday (August 31st)!
Stop in this weekend (or give us a call)
to receive 20% off all Black Dog Salvage merchandise.
Discounts vary between 10-25% for our Marketplace vendors.

While you're here, be sure to head down the street to
Historic Grandin Village
for the annual Indoor / Outdoor Sidewalk Sale
for deep discounts from:
Harwood Paint
New to Me Consignment Boutique

and... don't miss the new Grandin Village Community Market
Saturday from 8am-12pm
A great way to start your day!
Happy Hunting!
here's hoping these dog days of summer end soon...
not sure about you, but I'm ready for some football & fleece weather!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Salvaged Garden & Patio Treasures

combine this large wrought iron table

with this fun antique wrought iron candle wall

made with salvaged glass insulators

for fantastic patio ambiance!
available here @ Black Dog Salvage
or in our Ebay Store

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vanity Fair 'Men of the Day' Prints

check out our new 'Men of the Day' wall!
for a history of Vanity Fair's "Men of the Day"
click HERE

we have plenty of prints for you to make your own wall
for only $1 each these are a fun and inexpensive way to spruce up a room
here's a sampling...








"THE G.P."



available here @

Art Deco / Art Nouveau Antique Wrought Iron Gate

stunning restored antique wrought iron gate

with tulip designs
*** would you consider this art deco or art nouveau???

solid brass details

ready to install
* note: we have 3 matching unrestored gates
available here @ Black Dog Salvage
did i mention we're having a
Dog Days of Summer Sale?
take 20% off!

Large Religious Stained Glass Panels

a while back, we salvaged multiple stained glass panels
from an artisan that specialized in restoration and had since retired.
many of these panels were waiting to be assembled, so we asked
our vendor SER Art to piece them together - what a result!

shelly was able to recreate three large
stained glass panels - all with biblical themes.

great vibrant jewel tones

with painted figures

the details and facial expressions are incredible

to see all three panels, visit our EBAY Store
or come see us in person

Wednesday, August 19, 2009