I have found, through the years, that I am most at peace when I am creating something. Combine that easy, peaceful feeling with my love of all things vintage and old, and you get things that are Salvaged by Susan (that’s me).
I love taking the old, and making it new again…breathing new life in to a piece that someone else was ready to throw away.
It’s the best of both worlds.
Decorating is such a personal choice and expression of an individual.
Having been raised with a love and appreciation for all things antique and vintage, and with a love for wood grain, I respect it. And I know there are many who think that paint ruins a piece.
But if I believe something will look better painted, or if it just straight up suits me to paint it, I will.
And I have found that no amount of sanding and no amount of paint will hide that beautiful one-of-a-kind character that shines through a vintage piece.
I take what I have absorbed through the years by my father, a true Renaissance Man, and my mother with her artistic flair; sprinkle in a little Pinterest inspiration and add a pinch of my own personal touch and apply it to my salvaged finds.
I find great deals at yard sales, thrift shops, auctions and when luck is really on my side, items are given to me for free.
I’m drawn to furniture, but I also love small items that I can salvage in a day or two, or even a few hours.
Thanks for stopping by…I hope you see something you like.