Google+ House Revivals: How to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Home

Are you loving all the reclaimed wood we are seeing lately?   I am!  What a fun way to create a focal point, add texture and variety, or give a space a sense of history.

 via Design Sponge

One of my all time favorite reclaimed wood projects is this one.  Sarah, the homeowner describes how they found salvaged wood and fitted it all together to create this knock-out!  Quite a few of the pieces are reclaimed gym flooring.

Kim Lewis designed this nursery for Jewel's baby son.  The reclaimed wood wall is the perfect backdrop for the rustic and whimsical decor.

Who needs a headboard, when you have a this gorgeous reclaimed wood wall?

You can use reclaimed wood to create lots of texture, as shown with this divider wall by interior designer Garrison Hullinger.

If painted surfaces and eclectically mixed finishes are not your thing, you might still love this weathered wood wall.  It feels warm and welcoming and casual.

You don't have to limit your use of reclaimed wood to walls, as interior designer Maureen Rivard shows with this gorgeous and simple floor!

Reclaimed wood installations are just as at home in a commercial setting as in a residential setting.

Of course, no review of reclaimed wood would be complete without this image of Sarah Richardson kitchen island.....

... which brings to mind another kitchen.....

Progress on our little marina condo has been inching along.   I have some skim coating and painting projects to wrap up, and then work can begin on this dreadful kitchen.  We have already ditched the beer fridges in favor of a regular fridge, and built a small wall to define where the kitchen ends and the entryway begins.

The wall has a coat nook on the entry side, and a message center/ charging station on the kitchen side.

The next step is to address the kitchen peninsula. We need to cover the hole in the left lower corner, create a wider landing area next to the stove, and add a bit more storage.  The back of our peninsula will be a patched up mess.  Wouldn't it be fun to do a reclaimed wood installation on the back of the peninsula, instead of buying new sheet goods?

The previous owner of the condo left piles and piles of old salvaged lumber behind, so our materials cost would be next to nothing.  What do you think?  Salvaged lumber for the kitchen island or an installation of all new product?