Tag: Reclaimed

Brown Furniture Making A Comeback

There was a time when brown furniture was what everyone wanted. At least back in its 70s and 80s heyday where many people still possessed the hand me down examples from parents and grandparents. After a period where this type of furniture was seen as too dark and bulky, brown furniture is making something of…




Brighten Up Dark Evenings With Reclaimed Lighting

Autumn is has arrived and so to have the darker nights and mornings which can sometimes darken the mood. Fortunately we have plenty of reclaimed lights to brighten up those evenings and make a centre piece of som,ething we often take for granted in our homes. So why go to a reclamation yard to find…




Antique Mirror On The Wall Which Is the Fairest…

Mirrors have long been one of the essential items to have on display in our homes. They an bring light to dark corners, increase the illusion of space in a small room and they are of course useful if you need to see your reflection from time to time. Perhaps this is the reason why…




Which Type Of Metal Gate Should You Choose?

Metal gates can make an elegant feature as an entrance to your garden or driveway and there are many different types of metal gate to choose from including those made from steel, cast iron and wrought iron but which material makes the best gate? Budget You will find plenty of choice when it comes to…




Remembering Retro Stand Hairdryers

If you are of a certain age, then you could be forgiven for wondering what on earth was the purpose for this odd hood shaped thing perched on top of a six foot stand we have on display at Beeston Reclamation. The older generation of course will instantly recognise it as the good old-fashioned stand…




Making the Most of Reclaimed Wood in the Homes of Today

Wood has been used in the home since the dawn of human history and its popularity has endured through the arrival of many types of materials and fashions through the ages. Today from kitchen tables to mantlepieces, wood remains at the heart of many a home. Producing wooden furniture new, however, does come at an…




Exploiting the Enduring Appeal of Garden Salvage

Garden salvage is one of the most popular draws for people at reclamation yards and it’s easy to see why when stone statues and other reclaimed garden curiosities fit so well even in contemporary garden settings The appeal of garden salvage lies in the patina it will have developed over many years outdoors. Cast metal…




Upcycling – Painting Old Furniture

Old furniture sourced from reclamation yards can be transformed simply with the addition of a coat of paint whether it’s a bench for outdoor use or something for the interior. The painting of old chairs with spindles and so on can, however, take a lot of time and effort so here are some tips on…




Reclaimed Items You Can Use As Summer Planters

As we head into midsummer one of the great pleasures of being out in the garden are the abundance of flowers. Not everyone however will have large spaces in which to plant flowers and you may just have a small yard space which restricts your options. In these cases planters provide an ideal solution to…




Natural Stone or Concrete Paving – Which is Best?

Before starting on a paving project people are often inclined to ask which is best natural stone or concrete? So let’s look at the some of the pros and cons of each to help you come to the right choice for your landscape project. Price One thing is certain, natural stone is going to cost…