Architectural Salvage

Yeah….I know.  
It’s a thing of beauty.
Remember the phone call I received that some friends from church were tearing down their old house, and would I like 2 of these old doors?  Needless to say, when I laid eyes on them, I could have hugged them.
Well, there were also 4 of these old porch columns they said I could take also, but they would remove them for me right before the house was torn down. 
(Side note – I sure and going to miss my “model” when he goes off to college!  Not only does he pose for my photos, he carries my stuff down the road to take the photos too!)

So, the house is now gone, and I brought these tall beauties home with me.  I have tentative plans for 2 of them and the other 2 are listed in my shop HERE.

They also mentioned that when they removed the porch columns, they discovered something hidden behind the wood at the top of the porch – these beautiful spindle railings.

I have no idea why someone would cover pretty spindles up with plain painted wood, but it was a wonderful discovery and I’m glad they saved them for me.  There are 3 sets of them and I have tentative plans for 1 of them as well, but the other 2 sets can be found HERE.



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  1. Love your Architectural salvage Angie. The spindles are wonderful. They likely got tired of painting them and covered them up. Lucky for you.
    Thanks for sharing. Anxious to see how you use these.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  2. I am so jealous! Do you have any idea what people pay for pieces like these around here? Love those spindles!!

  3. You have pretty amazing friends. I have to say that I’m jealous of your finds! I LOVE the doors! I would use one for my pantry if I could get it to California!

  4. I am so glad you were able to save these from being destroyed. I cannot imagine why they would cover these up. You do have a handsome model and I am sure you will miss him.

  5. OMGosh- Can you believe those doors? And those chippy old pieces!!! GREAT finds- xo Diana

  6. Look how much fun you’ve had. The stories they could say but now to give them new stories….

    Warm regards,

  7. Great stuff, Angie. Glad they ended up in your hands and not someone’s burn pile : )


  8. Lucky you–these are great! Your model is very good looking 🙂

  9. Oh you lucky girl! I have a few of these in my garden holding much used bird houses! Can’t wait to see what you do with the lovely doors.

  10. What a lucky girl to have all these beautiful pieces. They are all so gorgeous and I wonder what the people were thinking that covered the spindles up too!


  11. WOW! Lucky you!! Love it all, but those doors are amazing!!!

  12. Woooo Hooooo Angie these are great chippy pieces of history and you got them!!!! Lucky girl. the doors are amazing. I have a love affair with old chippy doors with history too. I am so excited for you to get those beauties.

  13. Everything is beautiful: the posts and the model!

  14. WOW…..just WOW. I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with them..

  15. love it all. you blessed girl you!


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