Monday, March 22, 2010

It's never just "junk"...

This book has my wheels spinning.

Dreaming of cold frames. Have been for a while now. Cabin fever does that you know.
Seedlings on the brain. Scheming..
Time to head to our favorite architectural salvage place in town.

You know..

Just to "look"..
and see what we can find...

Good thing I don't have a truck...yet.
For now all-I-can-pack-into-mother's-subaru will have to do..

Old windows ~ $1 a pane = $10

Brass door hinges in need of a soaking ~ $1 each = $8


1 gallon "Rockwood Shutter Green" exterior paint = $5

Patio bricks (Craigs List freebees), lumber (left overs), and excavation (borrowed tractor) = Free

Coming soon to a southern exposure near you..
Cold frames for $23!

: ))

Goodness.. I love junk!
Then again.. it's never really just junk.. right?

19 comments:

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

How wonderful to have a salvage yard near you! Out in CA windows like those are unheard of and cost an arm and a leg at a salvage yard. Your cold frames are going to be wonderful!

I saw you came over to Homestead Revival. Thanks for following along again! Missed you! I promise to quit moving around!

donna rae said...

Joy of a dream fulfilled... priceless! Good luck on this adventure; the frames and hinges are lovely.

Bangchik said...

Planning is an interesting phase because we set the dream. ~bangchik

dmoms said...

I am so showing this to my husband! you rock.

Camilla~ Bloom said...

I am loving this.
Beautiful.
I am actually drawn towards the used and quirky, instead brand spanking new plastic...
You inspire.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a wonderful find. Things like that are getting hard to find around here anymore. Have fun with the project.
Lona

Laurie said...

Definitely am drawn to salvaged stuff! A good portion of my house is just that. Things that have a history and some soul.

adhurni said...

You are funny, love to read it. Can't wait to see finished project. Wish I could find that kinda junk around me.

Michelle said...

Oh...oh dear...that is the most beautiful junk! I can't wait to see how they look when they're all done! They're going to be wonderful!

Brambly Thicket said...

Delicious!

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Kelly said...

Good stuff!

Joanna said...

Just my kind of project and for snip of a price too! I do hope it is warming up with you!

gonzomama said...

what great finds! i need to check out that book.

your window frames remind me of our friend jon's greenhousethat he built from salvaged finds. i want to live in it.

Theo said...

You are just amazing...and you seem to love what you are doing...we are getting new windows in our sunroom...the old windows are similar to the ones you have on your page...I'll save them for you if you are interested...better yet I'll take a pic and email it to you...would love to visit...any plans for around the first week of june...email me & let me know... whats good for you....

The Hip Homemaker said...

I have actually been avoiding our local "building materials reuse center". They just moved to a new, bigger space and I know it is going to be the death of my checking account. I built my chicken coop and raised beds from materials from there last year.

I am excited to see your final product. I have thought about making a cold frame, maybe next year...

Nancy said...

The old adage is true...One man's junk is another man's treasure. And aren't you glad?

I think it's great that you go to the architectural salvage. I wish we had one closer than the 2+ hour drive. I'd love to spend a day going through it.

deb said...

That was such a steal!! I've had cold frames on my mind for so long now too. I can't wait to see what's growing at your house!

Happy Spring! :)

Kim said...

Wonderful! Can't wait to see the cold frames. We saved up old windows and built a small green house last year. Love it!