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I don't know what it is about reclaimed wood (aka barn wood) that has my toes curling - maybe it's all of that singing about a manger lately. Or maybe it's that I just went to Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage to shop for a load of this for a new wine tasting room that I have the great opportunity to design.
To me, reclaimed wood is like a worn pair of jeans; soft and comfy. A rip or a tear only adds more character, and it just goes with anything. (I suddenly feel my Dad shaking his head - he never understood why on earth we pay for jeans with holes already in them). It's just cool, that's all. To me, reclaimed wood signifies integrity.
Take a look at the vast uses in these photos - from cottage to contemporary, it works- you can incorporate as little as a picture frame or as much as an entire ceiling. Any amount incorporated carries a serious cool factor -just like good 'ol worn jeans. Most importantly, this fab treatment reduces the carbon footprint. My "forever" house will definitely have an entire ceiling done in it (even if only the powder room). I dig it.