Wednesday, May 30, 2012

" Cheap Tricks "


This week my lovelies

I would like to share a few


straight from the Dior home...

30 X 50 throw rug for

a "pop" of color

to layer over an area rug...

Best Goodwill find this week

 Privet House footstool poof

for 19.99

Love mixing the textures with

along with the neutrals...

{Old books from a yard sale for added height}

Old garden windmill  that Mr. Dior

added a lamp kit and I

added a 3.00 dollar lamp shade

from the Goodwill...

Vintage wood ladder and bottle carrier

Fresh floral stock Home Depot 6.99

{Best CHEAP trick ever}



Stain and seal old gate doors

found curbside for a great

inexpensive rustic looking table...

Use old wood crates for a quick

and sturdy table base...

I will be linking up this week to

Lovely Kathleen's White Wednesday #154

Amazing Debra's Vintage Inspiration

Darling Donna at Funky Junk Interiors

Much love to all of you

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Big Style " side tables "

 I love a " look for less" project

 one that gives you

that visual impact without

spending much...

My style of coastal decor incorporates

a type of wood element.

I stumbled upon a lovely

man cleaning out his garage...

{need I say more}

who could pass spending a few dollars

for great style...

Old wood box for ten dollars

plus a bit of rope from the hardware store

equals the perfect coastal side table...

I sealed all of my wood pieces

with a few coats of polyurethane...

{I grabbed a 3.00 mini ladder as well}

A little goes a long way with a neutral palette...

Lots of Whites and old wood

feel good in our coastal style home...

I will be linking this week to some wonderful ladies

who truly know how to inspire...

Lovely Kathleen's White Wednesday # 153

Beautiful Joy's Thriftn on Thursday

Amazing Debra's Vintage Inspiration # 89

At The Picket Fence Inspiration Friday # 66

Darling Donna at Funky Junk Interiors

Much love to all of you

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

" Collected "

Collections speak of who we are

what we love and truly

what draws us in...

The framed human skeletons

from a very old library book

were among the quirky

I added to my collected...

The sea shells and small corals

are placed in glass cylinders

among my loved

books & various baskets...

I never tire of mixing

coral and natural elements

all in the same vignette...

For a simple change

I will bring in one of my old wood

ladders and add tree branches

and gourds that I have painted white...

Great way to mix fall items

into your summer decor...

A touch of sea grass

always suites my taste...

I will be linking this week to

the lovely Kathleen's White Wednesday # 152

the beautiful Joy and Thriftin-on-Thursday # 20

the amazing Debra and  Vintage Inspiration # 88

Thank you to each of you who

left such wonderful comments

on my Look for Less post...

Wishing each of you a

very blessed week!


Monday, May 7, 2012

"Look for Less" & my winner

I always look forward to sharing

our " Look for Less " projects

when Mr. Dior & I team up...

This past week I really

was striving for spring/summer

 change while stretching

that dollar as far as I could.

This project had Mr. Dior really stumped for

a few minutes. We stumbled upon an old broken

canvas folding chair lying near a

 trash can in the neighborhood.

When I asked him to put it in the back of our truck

he gave me quite the puzzled look.

I knew right away that I was going

to marry it with a piece of glass

that I salvaged from an old coffee

table I picked up at a yard sale for 4.00

Mr. Dior removed the arms

and the torn canvas.

I sanded the frame and added

the dry brushed white/ gray

The glass was heavy enough

so I placed it directly

on top of the chair frame

{old director's chair}

It was perfect and then for

a quick end table I grabbed

an old water bottle stand that

I found for 5.00

and added the round glass table top

that you can purchase at Anna's Linens for 7.99

Just enough to add a lamp and

a piece of coral...

I wanted a lighter area rug

for the spring/summer season

and was over the moon when I

found this one at the Goodwill

for less than 40.00

Our local Goodwill sells return stock from

our local Target stores.

This rug retails at Target for 179.99

It was new still in the plastic and I love

the jute woven blend that was

the perfect texture for this room...

Everything in this room is almost

ready for the new season

Just a few finishing touches

here and there for the Dior home...

What I truly love about

working with a neutral palette

is how accessories can be interchanged

from room to room.

With the exception of the coral

each item was found at a yard sale or

our local Goodwills...

Coral from my friend Loretta

I would like to congratulate

the very talented Stacey Steimle

who won my giveway by random draw

Linking to Kathleen's White Wednesday #151

 My friend Joy's Thriftn on Thursday # 19

At the picket fence Inspiration Friday # 64

Darling Donna's Sat Nite Special #134

Much love to each of you


Friday, May 4, 2012

Kate's Giveaway " Full Bloom Cottage "

One of my joys is being able to

share amazing giveaways

with my readers.

I am delighted to offer to you the

 Rylee Ruffle lumbar pillow

from my lovely friend

  Loretta of  Full Bloom Cottage

One lucky reader will win

the Rylee Ruffle lumbar pillow from Loretta's

collection at Full Bloom Cottage...

Loretta's own personal brand of

elegant bedding and home furnishings...

The Rylee Ruffle lumbar is elegant

with layers of  romance

The pillow measures

15 x 25 with down insert

 100 % machine washable/ tumble low


Color choices are

white or  fog
{pictured above}

soft rose



This giveaway is a quick simple entry

 please leave a comment that

you are a follower of Salvage Dior.

This giveaway ends May 6th at midnight!

Winner will receive their 

Rylee Ruffle lumbar pillow

Best of luck to each of you lovelies!!!

Blessings & Love


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Small Spaces

The Dior home is an older

one that is filled with

 small spaces that lend themself

to a unique way of display

with function...

Our home does not really have

an entry way so I am always looking

for something to create a sense of "us"

when you first walk through the door...

I love mixing neutral textures

 to create that "coastal living" feel...

I love pieces of nature

such as dried branches

along with other elements that I can 

use to lend a peaceful calm...

 Old salvaged windows

are among my favorites

and a must have for me...

It was the perfect size

for this old piano bench

to add height and

take up bare wall space.

I was delighted to

find this beautiful woven seagrass

basket with handles at

the Goodwill for 3.99

I found this old sewing table there

as well and after doing a gray

white wash I decided to have some

fun and chalk the top...

Since I will be using it in the entry

I just might have to start a game

of " tic tac toe " on it

with Mr. Dior...

I will be linking up to

the beautiful Kathleen's

White Wednesday!

Much love to all of you