Great finds in Pittsburgh!

I was in Pittsburgh, PA this past weekend and scored big! While visiting my son and his girlfriend, we decided to go to a architectural salvage place called “Construction Junction”. I was very excited about this place because Leann Ford of the HGTV show “Restored by the Fords” uses this place for her designs.

IMG_4526 (2) This is my son Kevin and his girlfriend Kristen.

cj picture The salvage yard is a major recycling hub in the city. It promotes reuse and upcycling and highlights some designs in their showroom.
IMG_4528 This is just the outside of building. They used recycled items to make art!  We could not decide what they were, maybe a Koala Bear on bottom and Monkey on top? Not sure, but either way they were amazing!

IMG_4512 (2) Here is another piece of art made with recycled cans.

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These windows are beautiful, I believe they were saved from an old church.

IMG_4527 This table top was made out of bottle caps. They are raffling it off and my son bought some tickets. Hopefully he will win!

I was looking at some lighting and noticed a large box in the middle of the aisle.

IMG_4524 (2) This is where you walk away or start to dig. I always dig!

IMG_4523 (2) I would say it was worth it!  It’s times like these I know how Mike and Frank of “American Pickers” feel!

globes I found two hanging globe lights. The detailing is beautiful! They were only $5 each.

globe closeup

sconces These sconces are really heavy. I can see these in a bathroom on either side of the mirror. I paid $10 each for the sconces.

sconces side Again the detail is amazing!

chandelier This chandelier was only $20

chandelier chrystal I cant believe how lucky I was to find these treasures at such great prices. They all need a little love and rewiring, but what a find!

Next week:

I am in the process of putting gold leaf on a mirror. Details to follow…


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