Reclaim wood anyone?

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Reclaimed wood anyone? Have you noticed just how popular reclaimed wood has become,or for that matter, anything reclaimed? Nowadays it's about being "green". Last month I posted a blog in Activerain  "What's old is new again" about reclaimed furniture. So using reclaim wood became an obsession for me. I wanted to use it in my living room and thought why not create a false beam? It has the perfect ceiling for it-cathedral. So off I went in search of reclaimed wood. I found this place called "Build it Green" in Astoria, Queens New York. Bought some scraps of lumber. It came out to be around $81.00. Not bad. Then I hired my trusty contractor, Joe Giglio from New Island Remodeling. I was very pleased with the results!

        

Abella Home Staging- all done!!

 

As you can see, I mixed old (beam) with new (furniture), contemporary (sofa) with traditional (coffee table) and I am very pleased with the results.

 

Before!

 

Here is what it looked like before I remodeled the room. A little outdated to say the least! I used this room mostly for entertaining before I turned it into a living room. Hence the bar area is now gone and in its place is a very large flat screen TV (got to make hubby happy!)

 

1992

 

This is what it looked like when we originally bought the house!! Even then I could see the potential of this room. I just needed time, and of course money!! The room has been remodeled a few times and I'm sure I will continue to do so in the future but for now all is good!!

 

 

 

 

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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Carmela ~ The reclaimed wood beam is a great addition to the living room, and highlights the vaulted ceiiling perfectly!  The entire transformation of the room is amazing!!  (I'm wondering if you have any pets ... those lovely white sofas would be challenging in my home since my "Maggie" likes to jump up and watch TV with me.)

September 18, 2012 07:49 AM #1
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Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Thank you Maureen  and no I don't have pets but I did get a 7 year protection plan. Just in case!!

September 18, 2012 08:12 AM #2
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Karen Ellis
Refreshing Homes - Home Staging Maryland - Ellicott City, MD
Home Stager - Howard County MD/Central MD

Carmela, Love how you made your vision for this room come to life. I like to mix old and new also. This makes me want to work on my own home...my kids always tell me we need a home stager!

September 18, 2012 04:42 PM #3
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Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Karen, sort of like the painter who need his house painted? I have to tell you, decorating is an addiction to me. I love, love, love decorating!! 

September 18, 2012 07:03 PM #4
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Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Wow. What a transformation. It's beautiful! Those are perfect combinations. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of the week.

September 18, 2012 07:32 PM #5
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Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Thank Mike. I enjoy it everyday!!

September 19, 2012 06:30 AM #6
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Melissa Marro
Watson Realty Corp - Saint Augustine, FL
St Augustine, St Johns, Ponte Vedra

I love reclaimed wood. In Charleston we did a fair amount of homes that used reclaimed wood for flooring... absolutely stunning! 

September 19, 2012 02:09 PM #7
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Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Melissa, I'm addicted to it!! As a matter of fact I have some left over wood that I'm think of making into a candle centerpiece!!

September 19, 2012 02:28 PM #8
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
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Carmela - yes reclaimed wood is big in Canada and I love it.  You have done a lovely job with this home. 

September 28, 2012 06:26 AM #9
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Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Thank you Wendy, it's always a work in process!!

 

September 28, 2012 07:24 AM #10
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Michelle Finnamore
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Hi Carmela love reclaimed wood and use it all the time. Really love your rooms. All of them!
October 01, 2012 02:55 PM #11
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Carmela Abella
Abella Home Staging & Redesign - Centereach, NY

Thanks Michelle, that room has been redone so many times and I sure I will do it again!!

October 01, 2012 04:19 PM #12
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