Architectural Salvage Shopping Trip
Last week, while The Kid was on fall break, I took him and my parents for a short trip to a store I’d been wanting to check out – Southern Accents – Architectural Antiques in Cullman, AL. It wasn’t that long ago that I would have laughed if you had told me that I’d someday want to go to an antique store 🙂 My recent attempts at wood working and decorating have made me really appreciate things from back when everything was made by hand. Most of the items at Southern Accents is taken from old homes and buildings. Mantles, Doors, Windows, Hinges, Door Hardware, Iron Grates, Lighting, etc. Among the hundreds of mantles they had, was this one with some pretty neat detail.
The Kid would have loved to have this antique desk fan, but I couldn’t really justify buying it.
Their supply of door hardware was endless. Every shape, style, and finish you could imagine.
They had 2 walls of backplates. You can see hinges on the far left of the picture below. The knobs were on tables below.
They also had some new products to order. Mom loved the palm tree handle below, of course.
Their store is in an old building downtown and I noticed this barn door along a wall behind some doors for sale. Now that is some hardware!
This wall was made from salvaged wood into a neat pattern. Pretty cool!
The doors in the center below were from a brownstone in Brooklyn, NY. They had tons of doors and the detail on some of them was incredible.
Here is a massive, complete doorway. It was around 13′ tall! You can also see some of their many newel posts in front of it.
You can sort of see the pattern in the glass. It also came with the matching transom glass. I can’t imagine what it would have weighed.
They had matching french doors for this transom which had a neat jewel detail.
I almost bought this antique fire engine light for The Kid’s room, but I wasn’t sure if David could wire it to work like a table lamp. I thought it would look pretty cool in his newly decorated room.
I could have gotten some awesome pictures with my big camera, but I only took my phone. This stained glass window was near the front. It was in almost perfect condition.
This was between their main building and their warehouse behind it. A random mix of vintage signs and stone.
It was a fun morning as we marveled at the craftsmanship in everything and tried to guess what a few things were 🙂 It wouldn’t be cheap, but I would love to remodel an old house using stuff from there. Definitely worth checking out if you are ever in Cullman.
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