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Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Featured, The House | 0 comments

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.

Salvaged Ornate Mantle

Salvaged Ornate Mantle

Salvaged Ornate Mantle

The Kid would have loved to have this antique desk fan, but I couldn’t really justify buying it.

Antique Desk Fan

Their supply of door hardware was endless.  Every shape, style, and finish you could imagine.

Antique Door Hardware

They had 2 walls of backplates.  You can see hinges on the far left of the picture below.  The knobs were on tables below.

Antique Door Hardware

They also had some new products to order.  Mom loved the palm tree handle below, of course.

Agave Ironworks

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!

Barn Door Hardware

This wall was made from salvaged wood into a neat pattern.  Pretty cool!

Salvage Wood Wall

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.

Brooklyn Brownstone Salvaged Doors

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.

Antique Door Frame

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.

Antique Door Frame

They had matching french doors for this transom which had a neat jewel detail.

Antique Jeweled Transom

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.

Antique Fire Truck Light

Antique Fire Truck Light

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.

Antique Church Stained Glass Window

Beautiful!

Antique Church Stained Glass Window

This was between their main building and their warehouse behind it.  A random mix of vintage signs and stone.

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques

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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