Whether you’re renovating, remodeling or redecorating, there’s always a focal piece that really makes a room special. For this feature of our series “Decorating on a Dime,” Interior Designer Lisa Ball shared her masterpiece that she found for a client, purchased from a salvage retailer. For her project, she successfully repurposed an old object in a new way.
“I was working with a client who was building a new home, but wanted it to have an “Old World” feel. We liked the idea of having a metal piece behind the range but found that new pieces were very manufactured looking and very expensive. I looking for another alternative I found a “summer cover” that had been removed from an old Victorian home. (The summer cover was put over the front of the fireplace in the summer when it was not in use) The size worked well and at $300.00 it was a fraction of the cost (and more interesting) of the newer pieces that we had found.” Lisa says the client loves having something unexpected in her home!