Architecturally speaking - there's great junk at Columbus Architectural Salvage

October 1st, 2010 in blog, hot spots     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Welcome to Columbus Architectural Salvage...a junkers heaven (or actually it was our haven during a tornado warning).   Sirens were going off, and Im thinking that the dark gray in the bottom left corner could have been part of a funnel cloud...
You name it...theyve probably got it - arent those clawfoot tub pieces divine???
Im pretty sure this probably weighed a few hundred pounds...isnt it beautiful???   
Whats your favorite thing in the pic???
I loved all these little glass lamp shades, and I think I want to do something like this in my gazebo.  The ones that are open at both ends wouldnt hold water so theyd be perfect for outside.
These are GRATE!!!  I mean great!  So many designs to pick from - Id love to have them ALL!
A nice old street sign, and it covers two of the four major junk groups -- metal and WOOD!  (The other two being glass and fabric.)
OK - you knew wed find the perfect photo op (actually there was TONS to pick from).  This old shower was a deluxe model - back in the day, and actually in the present as well. 
More great stuff...metal and rust in all shapes and sizes.
Our visit was heavily geared toward finding the perfect junk for the tent space, but with so much to look at, we were easily distracted. 
Door hardware was displayed and organized so you could easily find what you wanted.  (Actually the whole place was SO organized...Im inspired to reorganize my basement - again! :)
Last but not least...Id like to introduce the newest JMS contributor...Hazel.  She was hanging out with Chris and Mike at CAS, and was definitely ready for some girl time and hitting the junking trail.  She graced the confines of the Gorilla Glue tent in Columbus, and will be soon be shipping out for....(cant tell).  This sounds like a Today Show segment of Where in the world is Matt Lauer??...or our version...Where in the world is Hazel the Junker?
Welcome to Columbus Architectural Salvage...a junkers heaven (or actually it was our haven during a tornado warning).   Sirens were going off, and Im thinking that the dark gray in the bottom left corner could have been part of a funnel cloud...

Welcome to Columbus Architectural Salvage...a junker's heaven (or actually it was our "haven" during a tornado warning).   Sirens were going off, and I'm thinking that the dark gray in the bottom left corner could have been part of a funnel cloud...


Well...our whirlwind Country Living Fair trip is over.  I'm going to share a few posts, and so is Sue.  I wanted to show you one of the places we shopped at (the day before the show) to get some key pieces of "junk" to complete the look that Sue was trying to achieve.  I had spent the previous two weeks on my junk "scavenger hunt" (aka Sue's "shopping list") - from Mansfield to Springfield - and found door knobs, galvanized buckets, doors, decorative broom corn, suitcases, a great old chair, jars, a mailbox, and lots of other junk...basically a packed van by the end of the hunt...but we weren't done yet... 

One of Sue's main guidelines was that the space was going to be very NEUTRAL - except for a couple pillows.  And, then we met Hazel  - she changed our outlook completely (as you'll see as pics from the show are shared).

So, last Wednesday afternoon (with the help of our friend, Katie Palmer of Sobo Style - www.sobostyle.com), we drove to Columbus Architectural Salvage (http://columbusarchitecturalsalvage.com/) and met with Chris and Mike, who very graciously (and patiently...) showed us around the showroom/warehouse - with our ooohs and aaahs following them everywhere...  In the midst of all this, there was a tornado warning and sirens were going off, and the wind was swirling around the parking lot - it was a little scary, but we felt pretty safe inside this old building...  And, you know it takes a lot to stop a serious junking quest - and that's what we were on.

Sue had called ahead and ordered some old doors earlier (and Mike found exactly what we wanted), and we also found a couple other "must haves" - i.e., Hazel and an old teeter-totter (which I'm sure will be in a future Sue-creation).  It was a fun trip, and I know I'll have to go back for another visit. 

Thanks to Chris and Mike - you were SO helpful and very patient with us girl junkers - AND at the end of the day...AND in the middle of a storm... 

Stay tuned - I'll be posting on my blog, and here at JMS - I've got some awesome pics of our junking adventure!  AND, Sue, I'll hang out with you any ol' time - ya just never know which way the wind is going to blow us...and our junk!

Have a great day and happy junking!

Kathy

 

 

 


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Comments (6)

urban_farmhouse_ohio writes: Great place and Chris is uber nice. Posted: 10:55 pm on October 16th
CottageElements writes: Wow! Looks like I missed a lot from not going to the Country Living Fair. My probably would have been getting it in my suitcase. LOL! Looks like my kind of junking trip for sure. Great pictures, too!

Lani Posted: 8:52 pm on October 4th
MimiToria writes: Looks like you're on the trail of another great junking shop. Very fun stuff indeed, and the photo opp is cool too.
Gretchen Posted: 5:44 pm on October 3rd
chippingcharm writes: Looks like you ladies had fun...I guess if I had to be stuck somewhere during a storm, that would be a good pick! Can't wait to too see/hear more :) Laurel Posted: 2:21 pm on October 2nd
byabpryor writes: WOW...that's some store. LOVE it! Great post.

Ang
. Posted: 5:30 pm on October 1st
Junkpony writes: What great stuff (well, except for that ominous cloud..yikes). I'm drooling over all that door hardware! Posted: 12:18 pm on October 1st
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