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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

WINTER HOURS (Nov - Mar) 9:30 - 5:30
SUMMER HOURS (Apr - Oct) 9:30 - 6:00

WHO WE ARE

We specialize in the reclamation of historic building materials. Give us a call if you have an upcoming building or demolition project. We are your architectural salvage & used building materials resource center!

Five Fun Salvage Gifts You Can Make This Weekend

The staff at Earthwise is scrambling to finish (or start) gifts for the quickly approaching holiday season.  When working with one of  a kind  salvaged materials , it is hard not to create gifts for every person we know! Here is the Earthwise gift guide for homemade salvage gifts.  Hope you have as much fun making them as the recipient enjoys receiving them.

 

Found Object Bottle Stopper

found object wine bottle stopper

Use that fun door knob, pool ball, toy dinosaur, you name it, to create the perfect bottle stopper for any wine drinker.  For your shopping ease, Earthwise sells everything you need (including directions) in a handy kit.  Or find great directions here.

 

Funky Hook Board

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This is a customer favorite! This fun project allows you to create custom hooks with any item that fits your style.  A personal favorite is porcelain star knobs for bathroom towel hooks. Choose from our wide variety of hooks and watch the Infarrantly Creatives door knob tutorial for details.

 

Salvaged Wood Window Cold Frame

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With Urban Gardening on the rise, treat the gardener in your life to  a one of a kind cold frame.  These upcycled window cold frames pull double duty by adding salvage flair to the garden as well as keeping seedlings safe.  Choose a unique window and  go to This Old house for directions.

 

Upcycled Tile Coasters

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Save coffee tables from water rings with these custom coasters.  These great gifts can be as simple as gluing felt to the bottom of colored/patterned tile.  Add pictures , magazines art, maps etc to plain tiles to create mini works of art.  Find ideas and how to’s at Creme de la Craft.

 

Light Fixture Terrariums

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An upcycled light fixture terrarium with brighten the winter days ahead.  This great project uses smaller geometric light fixtures and replaces the electrical components with dirt and succulents to add a mod feel to a desk or room.  Shade of Tangerine has a great tutorial on how to make this fun gift.

 

We are always looking for upcycyled and salvage related projects, so if you have a great project idea, let us know. And as always, don’t forget to share pictures of your projects made with Earthwise materials to receive a 15% off coupon for your next purchase. Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting.

How-to Upcycle your Dryer Drum

A common question the EWcrew (especially the weekenders) gets asked is, “What are we working on?” Our customers have us pegged as project do-ers and to be honest, it’s hard to work at Earthwise and not be inspired to have a few projects going on! If you stop by either store on the weekend, that’s when you see most of these projects happening.

Recently, the Seattle store came into possession of a metal washer drum. While everybody wanted to scrap it, store manager Lacy had a better idea.  Seattle just expanded the pedestal sink and bathroom display room to include mirrors and more sinks and the room was lacking a little pizzazz. So she pitched the idea to the crew of using the metal washer drum as a lamp shade and building a light fixture for inside it.

While Matt dismantled the non-working washer for the drum, Diana wired up a 4-light fixture (learn how to do your own simple rewiring in May – Seattle & Tacoma). From there the assembly was quick and easy and added just the right touch to the space!

Dryer Drum Repurposed Light EWSalvage Seattle Reclaimed Bathroom Showroom at Earthwise Salvage in Seattle. Dryer Drum Repurposed Light Detail EWSalvage Seattle

What can you imagine repurposing a dryer drum for? Tell us what you think about the new space when you stop by on your next visit OR anytime via email, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter!

 

This post was written exclusively for EWSalvage by Seattle Store Manager, Lacy Kabrich.

Salvage Sale-abration: We want to say THANK YOU!

Earthwise Salvage 20+2 Years Anniversary Sale

Thank you Tacoma! Thank you Seattle! Thank you to the entire Pacific Northwest for supporting this local business and the salvage industry!

We wouldn’t be here without YOU!

We’ve been respecting the past & sustaining the future since 1991 and we are so thankful to be celebrating our 2 years in Tacoma this year! If you haven’t visited the Tacoma store – NOW is the time! Sale starts TODAY and runs the entire month of August! BOTH stores will have mark-downs on salvaged goods as follows:

8/1 – 8/8: Doors & Cabinets 20% OFF!
8/9 – 8/15: Lighting & Furniture 20% OFF!
8/16 – 8/22: Garden & Appliances 20% OFF!
8/23 – 8/31: Bath Fixtures & Thermal Windows 20% OFF!

Make sure to stay in touch with #EWSalvage each week for updates! We can’t wait to see you this month!