Sustainable Salvaging – Trash or Treasure

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the preview opening of the next Hollywood hotspot Boho, at the corner of the Arclight.

As I entered bar I was greeted by a little ceramic statue of a dog, Grandma’s old dining chairs, chandeliers from the 70’s, garage sale books and a painting one might normally see at your local Goodwill?  This may sound like trash to you, but I call it “Sustainable Salvaging” at its best!  The new bar and eatery was transformed from the previous restaurant, Charcoal, by one of LA’s hottest restaurant designers Kristofer Keith of Spacecraft!  

Boho is scheduled to open this Friday, March 20th
6372 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood -  323.465.8500

Designer Kristofer Keith has transformed this space into an eclectic and cozy new bar and eatery.  His use of items from the past has given this space a bohemian feel with a splash of Hollywood glitz accented with a few crystal chandeliers.  Even the u-shaped bar was made of the old tabletops from the previous restaurant.  This is a perfect example of “Sustainable Salvaging” and saving these items from our landfill is good for all of us.

You can do your part to save the landfills from these forgotten treasures and create a new look in your home at the same time! 

 If you have been thinking about redecorating, but can’t afford to hire a designer or even stop at Ikea for a the weekly bargain, then try your hand at “Sustainable Salvaging.”  First look around your house and take mental inventory of what you already have.  Maybe that old wood chair would look fresh and funky with a coat of colorful paint?  Then check out your local Goodwill and other thrift stores to find some inexpensive pieces to add to your design.  Remember, keep an open mind while looking at things that could be easily painted, repaired or used in an unconventional way. 

This shopping cart above was transformed into a comfy chair.

And this rotating table was made from a car gearbox! 

If you’re looking for more conventional items check out your local consignment stores or the weekend flea market for more treasures.  

Once you find what you're looking for you can add them to what you already have at home and create a whole new look!  If you think you're not the creative type try looking at magazines for inspiration and create your own interpretation of the space.  I personally think it’s always better to add a little of your own unique style, even if everything else in the room looks like it came from Pottery Barn. 

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