Monday, 14 January 2008

Salvage Central

This weekend Andrew and I checked out two places in Berkeley that I've been meaning to check out for months now, Ohmega Salvage and Urban Ore. Holy cow, I've never seen so many windows, doors, mantels, sinks, toilets, or light fixtures. Ohmega Salvage has its share of the chipped and worn, but they also have a great selection of refurbished anything you can think of to restore your property. Although Urban Ore also has a huge selection of salvaged windows, doors, sinks, toilets, etc., it has more of a garage sale feel with a ton of random items, such as mannequins, old electronics, books, and clothes. Wow, both of these places were so much fun to see.

From Ohmega Salvage:





At the entrance Urban Ore were a few clawfoot tubs filled with plants along with this potted wheelbarrow, which I loved. (The tub pictured at the top of this post is from Ohmega Salvage, though.) The rows and rows and rows of sinks, toilets, windows, doors, etc. aren't shown here in the pictures, but believe me they were there. From Urban Ore:





8 comments:

Jaimee McClellan said...

How I'd love to sift through those door knobs and books! I'll have to check out the sites should I ever get to San Fran...here's a site I've come across your might enjoy...http://rusticgarden.stores.yahoo.net/onwall.html

fleur said...

great set of photos!

ashley rose helvey said...

oooo that is one of my favorite places to do a special trip to. one time i was there i saw chirs isaac :)

michelle said...

Oh my goooosh, that place looks amazing! Wow, I wish we had one in hotlanta, we did right, but it closed, or something...hope you guys are great.

For Love of Home said...

Now these are places I could stay in for hours. Thanks for sharing!

Cakespy said...

!!! I love this!! I just found you and am so glad I did. I am having apartment and photo envy here! I can't wait to go visit my little sis in SF so we can check out some of these cool places!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

I LOVE this post! And your blog, thanks for the link to Abbey Goes Design Scouting and I'm so glad you love the picture -- its beautiful and evocative.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

love that wheel barrow!