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Dirt Road Adventures: Shopping For Architectural Salvage

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures: Easter Sunday! This is where we review all the exciting events behind the scenes, on the website, and the sources of inspiration I discovered online during the past week. This weekly recap ensures you don’t miss any of our adventures.

Are you a fan of Architectural Salvage? Y’all know that I love vintage shopping and thrift stores. However, an architectural salvage yard might just be my favorite.

We are spending a few days at our beach cottage and decided to visit Legacy Salvage in Wilmington.

We were looking for slate roofing tiles to update the bar area of our outdoor kitchen. They had just what we needed. Initially the cost of $5.00 per piece didn’t seem so bad, however when we determined the number of tiles needed for the project, it was a little out of budget.

However, I love stopping in and exploring the old doors, fretwork, antique books & furniture, and salvaged lumber.

And then this happened.

I couldn’t let go of the idea of using the slate tiles, so I called back and asked about a bulk rate. And guess what? They offered to give us a discounted price, and we plan to pick them up on our way home.

I can’t wait to share how we plan to use them. So stay tuned.

I included more information about Legacy Salvage on Thrifting in Wilmington, NC.

Legacy Salvage - Architectural Salvage.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

It’s always fun to look around to look around at Legacy Salvage. There were many more items I’d love to bring home with us.

Adventurers I’ve Had This Past Week

Last week was spent really gearing up for Spring. It feels so good to bring out the Spring decor.

It’s hard to believe that within weeks we will be celebrating the beginning of Spring, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. Before we blink, it will be summer.

As a creator, I’m always looking to the next season and deciding what projects I want to tackle. However, I think Spring is my favorite season to decorate for.

Although I constantly tweak my decor, most of my spring decor will remain out of the storage boxes through the summer months. All the boxes that are used to store garden decor, birds, bunnies, flowers, and more get to remain empty for a good six months. Much longer than any of the other storage containers.

So the bunnies and birds have already been set free for the season, and it’s already feeling like Spring inside the farmhouse.

If you missed my early Spring tour, you will see it linked here today. I hope you will find inspiration for your own Spring decorating.

St. Patricks Day tablescape ideas. Using green tableware for St Patricks Day table.

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape

This month, I am sharing an Easy St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting using a mix of thrifted dishes & vases, DIY Shamrock Placemats & a DIY Table Riser to create a fun farmhouse-style table.


DIY Dollar Tree Large Speckled Easter Eggs with Rusitc Wreath.

Easy DIY Speckled Easter Eggs: Charming Porch Decor, Centerpiece & More

Tired of the same old Easter decorations? Check out how to transform these plain, affordable, large Dollar Tree Easter Eggs into speckled magical eggs in minutes. You can transform your home into a stylish Easter wonderland with this easy, budget-friendly craft idea. Fill your planters with greenery and add these dazzling speckled eggs for a charming front porch. Or use the eggs on a coffee table or dining table for a unique Easter centerpiece.


Vintage Easter Tablescape. Decorating for Easter with vintage finds.

Thrifted Elegance: Budget- Friendly Easter Tablescape with Lambs and Vintage Finds

Looking for budget-friendly Easter Table Decoration Ideas? Check out these inexpensive, vintage finds, DIY, Easter ideas and inspiration. This year’s decorated Easter table is filled with Easter lambs and vintage thrifted dishes to create an elegant, stylish table setting. Today, I’ll share all the tips and details to create your own stunning Easter Tablescape.


Napkins Folded into Easter Bunny Ears. Easter folded napkin ideas.

The Easiest Bunny Ear Folded Napkins For Easter

Don’t you love Bunny Ear Folded Napkins? Wait until you see how easy it is to do. This cute bunny ear napkin fold tutorial will add a festive flair to your Easter Dinner Table.


Decorating above kitchen cabinets ideas. Farmhouse decorating.

How To Decorate Above Kitchen Cabinets -Modern Farmhouse Style

Looking for ideas on how to decorate above kitchen cabinets with a modern farmhouse style? Should you decorate above kitchen cabinets or not? I’m sharing ideas of when to decorate and what decorations to put on top of kitchen cabinets.


Anthropologie Inspired Metal Wreath. DIY spring wreath.

Craft Your Own Blooming Spring Wreath: Rustic Upcycled Charm

Looking for a unique Spring Wreath idea? In this Blooming Spring DIY wreath tutorial, I will share step-by-step details for how to craft your own Anthropologie dupe, rustic flower masterpiece with upcycled aluminum cans. This budget-friendly, sustainable DIY wreath is easy and will look amazing on your front door.


Sofa and pillows for Spring Home Refresh. Farmhouse spring decorating.

Spring Decorating on A Dime: DIY Vintage Farmhouse Refresh

Bring the charm of spring farmhouse style to your home without breaking the bank! Follow along on my Spring decorating tour with easy DIY and vintage decorating tips. Decorating on a budget has never been easier with these delightful and stylish seasonal refresh ideas.


Adventures Off The Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

There are so many wonderful blog posts each week, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

Other inspiring articles I read last week.

What’s in my Cart?

If you saw my early Spring home tour you know that I have a new rug, and new pillow covers for the living room. Several DIY projects were completed to decorate for Easter. I curated a list of item that were used to decorate so far and here is the link. Click Here – Farmhouse Spring Decorating Tour Resources.

Spring Tour Farmhouse Chic Country Style with budget-friendly DIY and thrift store finds.

Here are a few additions to my cart.

I’ve been so happy with the embroidered pillows and have added a few more to my cart.

Have you heard of Sous Vide Cooking?

Brad has been experimenting with sous vide cooking our steaks in our Ninja Foodi Cooker. So he wanted a searing torch, and this one just arrived. So far, he’s very happy with it. In addition, he needed a new vaccume sealer and this one works like a charm.

Brad is getting quite good, and the steaks have been amazing. I will be sharing some of his recipes with you this Spring and Summer, so stay tuned.

We just received two bottles of Garden Goose Repellent. We don’t mind the geese on the ponds but want to keep them out of our yard.

Also, if you haven’t purchased Stacy’s new gardening book, you will want to add it to your cart. Click the image below to shop.

Stacy Lings new book A beautiful Easy-Care Flower Garden.

I hope you have the best week, and I look forward to sharing all my adventures with you.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 9th of March 2024

I loved your St. Patrick's Day tablescape Rachel. And your pillows are the perfect addition to your spring decor. Everything looks so beautiful!


Sunday 10th of March 2024

Kim, I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday 8th of March 2024

So manny fabulous ideas for Spring, Rachel! I'm excited to see what you wound up with from the salvage yard. We don't have one close by but they always look like so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing my spring wreath refresh, I really appreciate it. Hope your spring season is filled with all good things, CoCo


Saturday 9th of March 2024

CoCo, I really appreciate this. Have the best weekend.

Lora Bloomquist

Monday 4th of March 2024

I love your new pillow covers, Rachel! I totally need to up my pillow cover game for Spring. Will be checking yours out! Thanks for including my tulip scrap fabric wreath in your round up. Yes, we both love our fabric scrap projects:)


Monday 4th of March 2024

Lora, Thank you for stopping by.


Sunday 3rd of March 2024

Rachel, so glad you were able to get your slate tiles for a "good" price! Have a great week!


Monday 4th of March 2024

Mary Ann, I really appreciate this. Thanks for Stopping by.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 3rd of March 2024

Rachel, your decor looks fantastic for spring. I have my bins out, but those bunnies have not hopped out yet. Thank you for sharing my front porch makeover.


Monday 4th of March 2024

Wendy, You are very welcome. Have the best week.