Say whaaat???  A lot of people that I know love architectural salvage but don’t know what to do with it when it comes to decorating.   Decorating with architectural salvage is one of my favorite things because it makes me “think outside the box”, be creative and the best part…it’s fun!!!  Whenever I go “junkin”, that’s usually the first thing I look for.  The chunkier and chippier the better in my book!

A week or two ago, I was at the West Bottom in Kansas City, Missouri for the First Friday weekend.  Browsing through Bella Patina, one of my favorite stores down there, I came upon this gorgeous vendor booth containing just what I love…architectural salvage and more!!  I spotted that one piece, you know the piece that you just have to have and can’t live without!  Well, I was hooked and wasn’t leaving the store without it.  Are you just dying with suspense to see what it was??  Well I know you’re not but I’m trying to add some fun into this little story 🙂  It was white, chunky, chippy and ROUND!!!  At that time, I had no clue as to what I was going to do with it but it was just to pretty to pass up!

Once home, it sat in my garage for about a week but was always on my mind.  You know that saying, “out of sight, out of mind”?  Well that definitely wasn’t the case here 🙂  I thought of many possibilities but the one that stuck was using it as a centerpiece and placing country faux florals and greenery in it.  Sooo…without further ado, here is it….

Architectural salvage base


Do you now know why I was so smitten with this piece?  Here is a picture of it after the floral and greenery were added.

architectural salvage as centerpiece.jpg

I took an overview shot as well to show a full view of the piece and how it looks being used as a centerpiece.

architectural salvage centerpiece overhead view

I am just so happy to bring this piece back to life and share it in my home!  I think it is absolutely gorgeous and could be used in so many ways.  As for right now, this is where it’s staying.

So, next time you come across a piece of architectural salvage that doesn’t break the bank and it screams, “buy me”…my advice, “do it”.  You can create whatever you want as long as you’re happy with it!  Have fun and let your creative juices flow!

As always, thank you for joining me on this journey and feel free to leave comments and ideas.  I would love to hear from you!!




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