I just received a message from Retro Renovation. This is a great site that shows you what you can do with ‘Retro’ materials. Re-using is the most eco-green-sustainable-environmentally friendly-earth conscious thing you can do. Re-using your current materials saves you money, saves landfills and the best, you can create a unique and personal look! Retro Renovation is loaded with ideas and pictures and advice on how to re-use, re-think, re-purpose what you already have. Check out the Tiny Old House to see how much other people have saved by re-using. So forget that costly new sink, countertop, cabinets, flooring and more. Re-look at your current decor and materials and start Re-thinking a new look with the same materials.
Finding the materials is not that hard. A couple of weeks ago in craigslist, there were listing for a wooden Toilet Tank, a blue 1950’s Stove and a pink Oven. Great prices on all!
If you are not sure where to shop for retro goods check out some of the website listed below. If you need some creative ideas to to Retro Renovation, or Flea Market Magazine who offer great tips on how to buy and decorate with re-usable merchandise.
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Where To Get Old Stuff?
- Salvage Yards (see listing below)
- Flea Markets and Swap Meets: Directory of Flea Markets by State
- Garage Sales: Local Classifieds and Craigslist
- Auctions: Local Classifieds, Craigslist, Ebay
- Craigs List
- Antique Dealers: Antique Collectibles Directory by State
- Building Materials Reuse: Directory
- Washington Reuse Listing
- Ecology Center ( Berkeley, CA) : Directory of building reuse
- Habitat Restores
- Restoration and Building Services: Directory of Salvage and Construction Materials
- Antique Guide: Directory by State
- Local thrift, goodwill, salvation army, estate sales.
Flow of the River
Sustainable Design Update article on PlanetReuse-
Builder2Builder: This site lists building materials for sale
Green Building Consult: A little article on LEEDs credit for reclaimed materials