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Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

In addition to our black dog, Sally...
may we introduce Susie's beloved horse Bessie,
(of Whiteside Designs and the better half of Mike)
who recently entered a costume horse show as a whale
with her scuba diver rider!

This dynamic duo came in second!
Happy Halloween :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Primitive Barn Door Cabinet / Hutch / Armoire / Pantry

so many uses for this!
made from salvaged barn doors & reclaimed wood

store books, plates, linens, clothes, your record collection

rustic design, keep as is or paint to suit your tastes
available here @ Black Dog Salvage

Vintage LARGE Butcher Block Table

large work surface for food prep, crafts, homework, dining...

it took a lot of elbow grease to sand this down to a new surface!

industrial legs with a nod toward mid-century modern,
machine age design.
available here @ Black Dog Salvage

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pedestrian Crosswalk Signals

We just received a number of salvaged
pedestrian crosswalk signals!
Fun Fact or Fiction?
The most popular hack, which works on most models, is the “Instant Walk.” Three short clicks, followed by two long, one short, two long, and three short; turn any crosswalk signal from “don’t walk” to “walk” with a matching change in the traffic signals.
found HERE

doubles available for $125

or singles available for $75
here @
Black Dog Salvage

How would you use these?


Congratulations Monica Rockwell!
since this is our first giveaway... there will be some learning curves...
like making sure we can contact the winner!
Monica... if you're reading this, please drop us an email or
leave a comment with your email with in 48 hours - unfortunately I can't contact
you directly via Blogger.
If we don't hear back from you, we'll do another drawing in 2 days!
Thanks everyone for entering.
We look forward to more giveaways!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington - please help

The daughter of one of our favorite customers is missing.
Please help by sharing this information.
For additional details,
click HERE or go to:

Howl-o-ween Walk for the Animals!

Last Sunday, Sally participated in the
Walk for the Animals
to benefit her friends at the
Many thanks to our generous customers
for sponsoring Sally on the walk!

Here's Sally taking a break
with Lauren & her mom Mary.

Our good friend, Rodney, walked with us as well!

My Moses with his godmother Lauren :)

The costumes were great fun!
Here are some bumblebees with their hive.

This cowboy was hilarious riding his dachshund!

A sweet devil!

note her painted toe nails :)

And my favorite...

The scarecrow!

Sally, next year I promise we'll get you a costume!
Any ideas out there?

Custom Butcher Block & Antique Wrought Iron Kitchen Island

Here's the latest kitchen island from our shop!

This one was designed & built by the newest member of our team,
Ted, for his recently renovated kitchen.

Ted has been taking a welding class and
I'd say this is a great achievement for his first major project!

here are a few close-ups
and a few of the finished product!

Friday, October 23, 2009

SET of 2 - Antique / Vintage Glass Light Fixtures / Sconces

fabulous pair of mathing glass sconces
these came to us painted

thanks to Ted's stripping skills :),
their original glass was revealed!
great for a bathroom renovation or
as accent lighting
SET available here @ Black Dog Salvage

Thursday, October 22, 2009

WIN a Handcrafted African Elephant Grass Basket!

We're giving away a basket!
Click HERE for details.

as far as how to use the baskets...
I would NOT recommend transporting a puppy!

Meet our foster puppy Stella!
She'll be available for adoption next week

5 Panel Door Headboard Platform Bed

As we mentioned in this previous post,
we love reusing Antique 5 panel doors!

This platform bedframe was recently built for a client.

We can build one for your room!

Custom Metal Trees

here's the latest from our shop

similar to our custom bottle trees
with leaves instead of bottles

these are going inside a lobby of a real estate office
we can build them to suit your needs!

it's kind of hard to see...
but check out the roots!
Available here @ Black Dog Salvage
and... if you haven't seen our Blog Giveaway,