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Friday, February 26, 2010

Sally's newest helper!

Thought I'd post some pictures of our latest foster puppy!
Name still TBD (any suggestions?)

It didn't take long for the girls to bond over bone chewing!
This little puppy will be available for adoption in the next
couple of weeks from the Roanoke Valley SPCA.
For more information about the Foster Program,
click HERE.

Rustic Trolley Door & Reclaimed Wood Cabinet / Bookcase / Hutch

Here's one more from the shop!

Similar to the one we mentioned in this earlier post.

Made with salvaged trolley doors, reclaimed barnwood and beadboard.

Vintage door knobs adorn the doors.

Available here @ Black Dog Salvage
36.75" wide x 86" tall x 16 3/4" deep

Antique Shutter & Reclaimed Wood Cabinet / Bookshelf / Hutch

New creations are showing up every day from our shop!

Here's the latest...
Cabinet / Bookcase / Hutch made from
antique shutters & reclaimed wood
24.5" wide x 81" tall x 17" deep

Where would you use this?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rustic Trestle Console Table - 5 ft wide

They say imitation is the best form of flattery!
We saw a similar design in a popular catalog and made one here in our shop using reclaimed wood salvaged from artist George Solonvichs estate.

For the Ebay listing, click HERE
or come visit us in person @
Black Dog Salvage.

Custom Lamps Made from Found Objects

Local artist Sunny Rosso has a passion for collecting found objects.
Just arrived... custom lamps!

Each piece details a list of components, providing a brief history.

"Leather Law Books I" $270

"Playing Games" $265

"Planet Earth" $265

"Leather Law Books IV" $275

Artist Statement:

I am a scavenger and a dreamer, a believer in recycling, restoring and redesigning lost and found objects. My purpose in life is to lighten our attics, closets, and landfills and perhaps tell a story at the same time. I would be happy to create a custom assemblage, lamp, or memory shrine from your dusty but treasured mementos.

10% of each sale will be donated to the ASPCA in appreciation of all the good work they do.
Another 10% of the sale will be donated to for the Haiti relief fund.

Available here @ Black Dog Salvage

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hand Painted Signs from artist Diane Miller NOW 20% OFF!

Continuing our Countdown to Spring...
(doesn't this flamingo make you think of warm weather?)
Hand painted signs from local artist Diane Miller
are now 20% OFF!

Various sizes, sayings and finishes available.
For a full list, click HERE.

Stop by to visit the Marketplace here @ Black Dog Salvage!

Make your own Rain Barrel (or we can do it for you!)

Not sure about you... but we're ready for SPRING!!!
With that in mind, we be posting ideas to get you ready for outdoor projects.

First up... Rain Barrels

We just received a number of pickle barrels. These make
great rain barrels, as they are non-toxic and food safe.
Available here @ Black Dog for $50 each.
For do-it-yourself directions, click HERE.
For an HGTV video, click HERE.
We can add a spout for an extra $25!
Happy (almost?) Spring

Townside Plumbing | Robert Kulp, Black Dog Salvage

Thought it would be fun to show Robert's testimonial for Townside Plumbing... good job!

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Polished Pebble: Kitchen Design Flaws: Simple Solutions

We always love seeing where our Black Dog custom pieces end up!
This rustic cabinet, made from salvaged Richmond, VA trolley doors
and reclaimed wood, is now resting stylishly in a beautifully renovated California kitchen.

For a full recap and more pictures,
go to: The Polished Pebble

If you have pictures of any finished projects incorporating Black Dog finds, please drop us a line. We would love to share them!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weeping Willow Tree | Custom Fabrication | Decorative Iron

Snow storms make for creative minds!
Here's the latest from our shop...

A decorative iron Weeping Willow tree,
similar to these shown on an earlier post.

Simply beautiful!

Black Dog Salvage

Furniture Factory Cart - Glass Top Coffee Table

Just up from the shop...
Furniture Factory Cart Coffee Table with Glass Top!
for the Ebay listing... click HERE

These restored factory carts have been widely popular
in a certain restoration catalog... I can't mention their name,
as their nice legal department asked me not to...
but I'm thinking you may be able to guess which one?

This table is a fun spin on the traditional carts,
with the glass top allowing a great view of
the industrial wheels.

Available online or here in our warehouse.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jack Mason's Tavern | Clifton Forge, VA

A visit to Jack Mason's Tavern, located in Clifton Forge,
is on our list of road trips for this year!

The owners are fun customers to work with and we're proud
to have a Black Dog antique fireplace mantle welcome customers to the pub.

Located across the street from the Amtrak station,
it makes a great stop if you're traveling
on the Cardinal Line!

Check out more pictures of Jack Mason's Tavern HERE.

Save the (NEW) Date: Friday, February 19th "Best in Show" Opening Reception @ The Taubman Museum of Art!

Black Dog Salvage is proud to be a part of the upcoming
"Best in Show"
benefiting the Roanoke Valley SPCA
Opening Reception
New Date: Friday, February 19th 6:30-9:00pm
Taubman Museum of Art

Here's a quick glimpse of the Black Dog Salvage entries...

"i really felt this captured Cooper, my parents Shih Tzu, the best! We are always changing his lines and shapes by bathing him and trimming him and BRUSHING him... i thought a line study was appropriate!!

artist, teacher and fellow salvage sister: Lauren Williams

"Clancy is smarter than most people and A LOT sweeter!"
artist: Alicia Berlin

Lavendar Guinea, Sunrise
artist: Gill Pollard

"Ferdinand Fish"
artist: Lee Penny Baker

artist: Lee Penny Baker
portrait of Bud R. Scotch, found here @ Black Dog Salvage
and adopted by Koiner & Robert's Aunt Lee & Uncle Ralph

"Throw it again!"
artist: Shelly LeTreill

"Too Cute"
artist: Betty Durham
mother-in-law of our vendor "magnolia"

"Kaleidoscope Kat"
artist: Kim Bell

"Panda Gets a Home"
artist: Patti Hrysenko

"Hole Punch Birdy"
artist: Susan Blum

artist: Courtney Cronin
The Dot Spot

"Big, Happy, Bess"
artist: Susie Whiteside
Whiteside Designs

and my personal favorite :)
Tarka, Hercules and Moose on a Summer Day
Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc, Maine
artist: Andrew Stephens (my husband!)

Please join us for the opening reception on February 19th!
All artwork will be available for sale
with proceeds benefiting the Roanoke Valley SPCA.
Admission $2 / $1 children 12 and under
Doors will open at 6:30
*** note: admission to all of the Taubman Museum of Art galleries is included

Click HERE for a recent article about the museum from the Washington Post.

Inside Devereaux House, part 2

Welcome to Helen's home, the other half of Devereaux House!
Originally a schoolhouse, Helen has renovated this into a charming cottage.

Just like her sister, she found her front doors here @ Black Dog.
Salvaged from Egypt, they used to look like this...

a good lesson to look for potential in everything!

Keep scrolling to see more fun finds and accents in Helen's beautiful home!

We hope you enjoyed a look into the women behind Devereaux House.
We look forward to bringing you more home tours in the future!