I’ve mentioned ReHouse NY before – it’s a great salvage shop located in lovely downtown Ra-cha-cha (or Rochester, New York for you non-locals). It’s a big warehouse with plenty of stuff to dig through, including the usual doors, windows, clawfoots, hardware, and lighting but also featuring some nice antique furniture and little knick knacks. I always find something to bring home when I go. A few of our treasures acquired there include a beautiful matching set of Victorian door hardware for our entryway and a whole truckload of hardwood flooring used to replace some badly damaged boards.
If you haven’t been to a salvage shop yet, you’re totally missing out. You know how it’s super cool to shop the Salvation Army and find unique things that no one else has? Imagine how cool it is when those unique things are for your house, and they are 100+ years old, and you’re doing something good by recycling to boot. Not to mention the thrill of the hunt… you never know what you’ll find. It’s a great source of inspiration even if you don’t have the money to buy just yet.
If you’re itching to explore, or have something on your list to find, you might want to try ReHouse this weekend. On Friday (1/18) they are putting out FREE stuff… probably random free stuff, but you never know when you’ll come across that oddball thing you’ve been searching all over for. Maybe it’s in their free pile! They’re also having a 25% off door sale Friday and Saturday, and with over 1,000 in stock you ought to find something you like. Our kitchen french doors came from a salvage shop – Historic Houseparts, another Rochester favorite – and I have never regretted a single penny spent on them. Their design and patina make the kitchen addition seem like a natural fit.
Just a little FYI in case you’re looking to shop this weekend! Check out their website (http://rehouseny.com) for hours and photos of current stock.