We are Leslie and Pete. We love antiques, thriftiness, and salvaged stuff. We are obsessed with junk, old homes, diy projects, and blogging.
Urban Barn Room Planner
- Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Authors: Leslie MojeikoOne of my favorite designers is Sarah Richardson, the beautiful Canadian designer who you can sometimes see on HGTV. She is a GENIUS! I have never seen something from her that I didn't like.
I could really spend several posts talking about how much I love her designs and approaches (and maybe I will later), but I want to...
Finding Our Home
- Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Authors: Leslie MojeikoThose of you who have read our blog before know that I have dreamed about owning a fixer-upper all of my life. A historic home, with old windows that let the hot Florida air in through the cracks. With old wooden floors that creak as you tip-toe on them in the middle of the night. And a big front porch with wooden rocking...
- Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Authors: Leslie MojeikoI know. We've taken an extended break from our blog again and there's no excuse for it! Salvaged Spaces is on my mind every day, but then I get caught up with baby, housework, reading, errands, and other miscellaneous projects. On top of that, Pete and I have been on a minimalist kick so it's hard for us to commit to...
- Published on Thursday, 18 October 2012
Authors: Leslie Mojeiko
Alfred's Long Lost Sister Adelaide
- Published on Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Authors: Leslie MojeikoI'm pretty sure giving human characteristics to inanimate objects is a common trait among hoarders. Which scares me, because I'm always doing it. And I don't want to be a hoarder. Ever! But for some reason I feel the need to name almost everything we bring into the house. Our giant bear piggy bank is Elijay. My sewing...
- Published on Friday, 12 October 2012
Authors: Leslie MojeikoWe're excited to announce our new project we're working on here at Salvaged Spaces called Junkmates! After connecting to social media through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc., we've realized that there is a huge junkin' community out there! Seriously! I mean, we knew we weren't exactly inventing the wheel, but we were...
Before After: The Nothing-But-the-Clothes-On-Our-Back Chair
- Published on Monday, 08 October 2012
Authors: Leslie MojeikoWe were having a lazy Sunday yesterday and didn't want to leave the house for anything. At the same time, we wanted to fix up an old chair we had so Pete could finally have something to sit in at his circle drawer desk. I know, that was almost six months ago when we got that desk! Poor Pete.
I'm lucky enough to have a...
Is there junk in my blood?
- Published on Saturday, 06 October 2012
Authors: Leslie MojeikoMy love for old homes, antiques, and renovation has always been a no-brainer to me. I grew up in a house that was more than 100 years old, I spent my weekends in the antique shops up the street, and I had a mom who insisted on re-painting every piece of furniture we owned at least once a month. The smell of paint and...
Need Advice on the Dumpster Chair!
- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012
Authors: Leslie MojeikoWhen Pete and I lived in the big city, we had an apartment that overlooked the dumpster. Best view ever! Apparently there are a lot of rich, wasteful people in that apartment complex because we saw every type of furniture appear next to that dumpster. One that I fell in love with right away was this abnormally tall wooden...
Junkmaster Update: The clock is ticking!
- Published on Thursday, 04 October 2012
Authors: Leslie MojeikoRemember that broken New Haven clock I found on eBay? It's been almost six months and I finally took it apart to see what's wrong with it! It's all a part of my journey to become a junkmaster and it looks like I'm one step closer! Because I fixed it!
I know, I'm as shocked as you are. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit...