Seahorse Salvage

Seahorse Salvage is a home based business focused on sharing my love of taking any piece with potential and creating a bit of character for your home!

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Things have been so crazy lately~ I’ve pondered this post for a while !

This tired seahorse is taking a break for a bit— I’ve got a son to marry off this spring and some family to help take care of 💞— so I’ve decided to press pause , purge , and breath a moment 😏.

If have a project of yours - don’t panic! I’m finishing up what I have!!

If you had something you were thinking about getting a makeover , message me and I’ll tell you a secret of the craft ... “you can learn to do this by yourself” 😉 I can refer you to some amazing local talent if you are in need .

I’ll be painting as the feeling comes my way ~ and will hopefully see you again maybe in the summer 🤗


Some yummy vintage barnwood Christmas signage coming soon 🎅🏼🥰


Entrusted to make over this super sweet little chest (that I forgot to take a “before” photo of ) for one of the kindest people I know .... painted a custom milky white color with the most perfect brass hardware. I hope she likes it- used a raised stencil technique and some gold accents to give it a little flair ✨

Let’s hope Santa can squeeze this into his sleigh to deliver in VA Beach by Christmas 😉

.... now off to the next one!!!


SOLD !!!


With 2 days to spare I finished this piece to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness Month- ALL proceeds will be donated to a local Northern VA family dealing with the trauma of a cancer diagnosis and all that it can entail. I was invited to participate in the promotion by #HummingbirdHillCustomCreations as a vendor for #RedesignWithPrima~ and am very excited and humbled to support the cause. If you are a local shopper, check out Hummingbird Hill Custom Creations at Vintage Magnolia in Leesburg~ and stock up on some Christmas treasures! Now...back to THIS!

This cedar chest/dresser is such a great storage piece! Solid wood with cedar drawers and top storage compartment stands 47" wide, 38" tall and 22" deep. One deep cedar lined compartment on top, with two deep drawers below, and one of my favorite parts of this sweet thing are the bumblebee drawer pulls 😍

Painted in blended #DixieBellePaints (Farmhouse Green, Mint Julip, Palmetto) and embellished with the Redesign With Prima Breast Cancer Awareness transfer with a “Natural" hinged wood top~ the entire piece has been sealed in a matte finish for preservation. I hope the pictures do it justice!

P\U in Leesburg - Cash/PayPal/ Venmo/ CC accepted

Thank you for your support of this cause 🙏🏻


..... coming tomorrow .... and she’s beautiful 💞



This sweet little vintage vanity is finally ready for a new home ! Painted in blended Fusion Mineral Paints (Cathedral Taupe, Picket Fence / Algonquin), and embellished with IOD floral moulds on the drawers and script stamping! All wood , original mirror with perfect aging, new glass k***s on each drawer.

Measures 40” wide, 30” tall (55” at top mirror height .


Xposted - pick up in Leesburg


Remember this ? .... Progress !! The sale of this piece will go as a donation to someone affected by cancer in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - details you come ! “Before” in the comments 👀 10/10/2019

by MangoYarns

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.... annnnd.... finishing up the sweetest little vintage vanity using some new toys — can’t wait to get it sealed and posted !


Gosh it’s been forever since posting- but I really HAVE been painting! Very proud of myself for remembering to get the “before” on this one! It’s actually a cedar chest - big and solid and soon to be beautiful 😬


My first play time with IOD clay molds 💕

#whatsnext #VintageRevivalDesignCo


Another homecoming for a beautiful piece! Thanks for sharing Jenn- This looks so much better than snapping one in my messy garage 😖! I didn’t get a “before”- but this one turned out to be a stunner 😍


Looooove seeing where things land! Beautifully done, Em! I hope you were pleased with your birthday surprise. You’ve made it look even better!

This one was one of my faves, for sure 💖Thanks for sharing, Annie !!



AVAILABLE: Seaglass French Provincial Dresser w/ Silver Leaf Accents


If I had room, this would be a keeper ! The color is true to its name - with a very light white glaze topcoat. Original hardware and front legs have been coated in chippy silver leaf with hints of Seaglass showing through 😍 Perfect petite size !

6 drawers- (bottom drawers are double depth) - this little treasure has been reborn!

49.5 x 32.5x 16.5

Pick up in Leesburg- xposted
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Sorry- no holds


Looong time since posting ... such is life - but hard at work on a beautiful dresser painted one of my favorite colors, “Seaglass,” (yes, I still choose paint by the name) with chippy silver leaf on the hardware and the legs ! Can’t wait to seal it up and get some pictures posted soon! Happy Summer everyone! ☀️🌊


Sale : Vintage Galvanized Steel Chicken Feeder - White


If you made it to the Spring Market , you saw these in all shapes and sizes ! I have owned this one personally for several years and typically use it as a centerpiece on my farm table. It’s great at Christmas filled with vintage glass bulbs , and in the summer, I fill it with white sand , shells and candles. I’m changing up some things , so I’m posting it for sale.

It measures 4 ft long, and approximately 4” in width.its been painted in Miss Mustard Seed Ironstone milkpaint- with some chippiness in spots as milkpaint likes to do 🙂 . A little sanding and distressing and sealing make it perfect 💕

Pick up in Leesburg. Cash/CC/ Venmo/PayPal accepted !



If you’re heading to the #luckettsspringmarket2019 on the amazingly beautiful day, be sure to head straight to the “Horticulture” barn (straight down from the main entrance) and check out the amazing space at Vintage Revival Design Co. ! She and her colleagues are all set up and are waiting for you! Yesterday was great and I’ll be heading back tomorrow ❤️❤️

Sneak peek 😊. It’s pretty amazing when seven artisans with their own styles can come together and create something like this. 💕Come see us in person The Old Lucketts Store Spring Market in Berryville, VA tomorrow through Sunday!
#happyplacefound #luckettsspringmarket2019 #vintagerevivaldesignco #wiseowlpaintretailer #ironorchiddesignsretailer #vintagelove #artisanmarket #handpaintedfurniture #antiquesforsale #modernfarmhousestyle #farmhousedecorating #frenchcountrystyle #handpaintedsigns #fineartpainting


Took a class on using IOD transfers this weekend - and feel the need to plaster transfers all over everything that doesn’t have a pulse . Good thing the dog moves fast ☺️😏

❤️ learning new things .....



AVAILABLE: Navy Ball and Claw Foot Secretary/Desk


Photographing Navy is the MOST DIFFICULT color 😣

This gorgeous hinged front desk/secretary is available now, with new brass hardware, gold ball and claw feet on front legs and a wash of black glaze settling into all the edges . Gold tone stenciling inside gives some added detail when open. Sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal for a lasting finish . Original hinges and key - really a beautiful, functional piece !

Measures 30” wide and stands 40” tall

Pick up in Leesburg - Cash/CC/ PayPal/Venmo accepted

Xposted 💕



AVAILABLE: Cottage White Vintage Dresser


This sweet vintage dresser is the perfect neutral piece for any spot you need an extra dresser or some storage. Original casters , painted creamy cottage white with light distressing. My favorite part is the top- stripped down to natural wood and then waxed with liming wax for a neutral barely whitewashed finish. The curve in the wood gives it even more character 💕

Finished with new burlap covered k***s~ love !

Measures 40”x 19 1/2” x 36

Pick up in Leesburg - Cash/PayPal/CC/Venmo accepted

Xposted !


Before and after time 👏🏻 Original Bakelite handles, flour sifter and storage bin - she’s a beauty! Custom makeover ~ love the gray!


A gift for someone I love an awful lot 💕



Media Console/Cabinet or Storage Bench ☺️


This small sized media cabinet could also be used as an entry storage bench see comment pics. Light gray cabinet with darker gray interior underneath. Blended whitewash technique on the drawers. Very clean, simple,neutral design, all dolled up with some classic glass k***s. Lightweight cabinet- perfect for smaller space under a tv - and has the cable/cord openings predrilled in the center of the back section.

Measurements: 42 (wide) x 19.5 (tall) x 15.5 (deep)

Pick up in Leesburg, xposted
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Glass k***s are like casters to me, they make everything better....



AVAILABLE : Navy & White Pine Bookshelf


Sweet scalloped edge and a textured faux tin back make this bookshelf a focal point without a book in sight ! Painted in a wash of cream and white - minimally distressed and ready for decorating.

Measures 35 x 47.5 x 12

Pick up in Leesburg & xposted !

Cc/Cash/PayPal/Venmo accepted


Reloving the sweetest little book shelf .... can’t wait to put it back together again!



Sometimes simple and clean is all you need! This vintage dresser reborn in navy with gold bling - has GREAT storage. Look at those deep drawers 😍

AVAILABLE : Navy Blue Dresser


Solid vintage all wood dresser made by the “Lullabye Furniture Company” in Wisconsin. Six sweet drawers waiting to be filled 🙂 !

Painted navy blue with a light wash of black glaze and dressed up with gold glass hardware. So pretty!

Measures 39” wide, 41.5” tall and 16” deep

Pick up in Leesburg , Cash/CC, Paypal/Venmo

Xposted soon !


Navy & Gold .... never disappoints!!



SALE : Large Decorative Mirror (Greys and Gold)


Ballard Designs repurposed (trust me- it was time) XL mirror painted in layers of varying Restoration Hardware paints. Gold accent barely peeking through ~ hanging hardware attached

Measures 48x30

Pick up in Leesburg! Cash/CC/PayPal/Venmo accepted

Xposted soon 🤗


Finally finishing up the most beautiful mirror — finished in Restoration Hardware paint (“Gravel”)- I’ll post as soon as I contort myself out of the reflection🤣


Since we downsized to the only house in NoVa without a fireplace - I’ve never known what to do with Christmas stockings- until I had a thought while looking at this really chippy old shutter I’ve had for a LONG time... some milk paint and hand painted lettering and old k***s - and voila! Perfect stocking holder!!

Merry Christmas everyone !!!


Last few to go ..... if you need a last minute gift!

Sale: $25

Salvaged shiplap hand painted Christmas sign❣️

P/U in Leesburg

Cash, PayPal, CC, Venmo


Could this look more beautiful? Nope!

Thanks for sharing, Alison~ I love love love seeing where things land and this one looks like it was made for this spot!




Sale: Hand Painted Christmas Tray / Sign


This repurposed cabinet door has been hand painted and given iron handles to become a decorative piece this Christmas season. It’s large~ measuring 28” x 15.5” ~ and can be used as a tray (painting has been sealed, but I would still be gentle) or as a sign. It’s beautiful, if I do say so myself !

Pick up in Leesburg, xposted

Cash, PayPal, CC, Venmo accepted





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