Reclaimed Fame

You know what they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Shabby-chic interior design is on trend and now is the perfect time to use reclaimed pieces in your home. Homeowners are paying big bucks to get that weathered and well-worn look in their finishing and home accents, but you don’t have to! Upcycling reclaimed pieces from local flea markets, mills, and vendors is a great way to buy rustic charm at a fraction of the cost.

Check out some of the ways BLB Custom Building has affordably integrated the reclaimed trend into these modern homes, combining a look of old and new in harmony:

This Newbury homeowner wanted to keep the rustic charm of his historic home, without breaking the bank on authentic time-period wood. Using a few look-a-like beams, BLB Custom Building was able to keep the integrity of the original ceiling, while reinforcing a more secure structure with a modern twist.

We highly recommend these local hot spots to find the perfect shabby-chic piece for your next reno:

  • Todd Farm Flea Market: Located in Rowley, MA and open every Sunday (April 7-Dec.31). A perfect way to start your week, bright and early, searching for a bargain on a hidden gem.
  • Nor’East Architectural Salvage:  An established architectural salvage company located in South Hampton, NH. They stock an extensive inventory of architectural salvage and antique building materials from 1700-1940 and work closely with homeowners and builders in the selection and integration of these items into new  projects.