Interior design: This Old House editor’s new book has home decorating ideas …
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Salvage shopping isn’t just about being thrifty. Scouting for pieces of old buildings and finding imaginative ways to re-use them is also a savvy way to add some character to your home, regardless of its style.

That’s because such aged pieces often carry the lovely patina of time, and because they usually are enduring examples of the craftsmanship and artistry devoted to even the most prosaic household fixtures in bygone days.

Those with an eye for patterned metal ceiling tiles, finely carved wooden trims and other architectural salvage will want to check out the new book “Salvage-Style Projects” (Time, $ 16.95) by Amy R. Hughes, a senior editor and columnist at This Old House magazine. The book includes 22 ways to turn beautiful old house parts into functional objects. Many of the finished projects were created for the Manhattan apartment Hughes shares with her husband and young daughter.

Be advised that this isn’t a dainty primer of ideas for decoupage or glue-…………… continues on The Star-Ledger –
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