Have you watched the TV show, Salvage Dawgs on the DIY Network? The crew does a whole lot more than rescue old doors, windows and fireplace mantels. They also create and sell unique, upcycled pieces with the treasures they find. Their mission is to save pieces of American history and make them available to people in all walks of life. Whether you are a construction worker, interior designer or homeowner looking for something special, you can find pieces to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer homes and offices. Recently we had the opportunity to tour the Black Dog Salvage Warehouse and Marketplace and, of course, I’m ready to share this amazing destination with you!
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Black Dog Salvage Marketplace & Warehouse Visit
When you drive into the parking lot, you will immediately see that you are not in a typical home decor store. The sides of the lot are stacked with quirky, unique, and unusual items. From the oversize cast iron stove….
to the bathtub bench by the Love shack…
There is no doubt that you are in for a fun stop!
Black Dog Salvage doesn’t sell stuff. They sell stories. Whether you are looking for a reclaimed door, iron gate or vintage doorknob for a project you’re working on or you prefer to buy something unique that is already done and ready to place in you’re home, Black Dog Salvage has something for you.
There are shelves full of letters ready to spell out something unique for your home or business.
If you are looking for reclaimed tile or ornaments, there are tons of options.
One of the neat things about the crew at Black Dog Salvage is that they don’t just save doors and metal grates. They also look for the ornate furnishings like vintage, antique sinks or even bowling pins from a bowling alley. They can then use these items in new bathroom cabinetry or create unique tables
Paint Creation Studio
Not only does Black Dog Salvage work with reclaimed materials, they also have a full line of paint they have created in their studios. This furniture paint is a water-based, low VOC, matte finish paint originally developed for their custom design shop and includes a true black and white, which gives you the ability to mix custom tints and shades.
Of course, you can buy the Black Dog Salvage Paint when you visit the warehouse and marketplace, but if you don’t have time to travel today, you can buy this quality paint on Amazon.com.
Black Dog Salvage Marketplace
Some people don’t want to create their own unique pieces of furniture or start DIY projects. One of the things that I found very interesting about Black Dog Salvage is that they create custom pieces and then sell them in their extensive showroom.
Take a look at this bed/swing that is ready to purchase and put in a garden or greenhouse.
This garden bench is beautiful and created from reclaimed wood from one of the recent salvage jobs.
Since 2012 the incredible adventures of the Black Dog Salvage team have been aired on HGTV, DIY, and most recently Great American Country as the TV series Salvage Dawgs. From carefully extracting architectural elements from private homes and classic historical properties to disassembling old hospitals and crumbling mills, every show is a fast-paced and fun treasure hunt. With a mission to reclaim, renew and redefine architectural salvage for a sustainable future.
A picture with the Show Hosts
The two main hosts of the show, Robert and Mike, made a “special appearance” as we were touring the paint workshop area of the warehouse. OK…. so this wasn’t really Robert and Mike, but it did make for a fun picture!
When you arrive at the warehouse, you will find much more than architectural pieces like doors, shutters and iron gates., Blackdog Salvage also has a 14,000 square foot marketplace where you can buy unique home and garden furnishings, stained glass, custom gifts and crafts from local artists.
Thanks to Christa for a great tour and all the behind the scenes stories!
Visit Black Dog Salvage
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Noon – 5pm EST
Where to Watch Salvage Dawgs
Are you a Salvage Dawgs fan? What is your favorite episode? I’d love to hear!
Are you looking for more things in the city? Check out this list of free things to do in Roanoke, Virginia?