Check out the salvage love behind Blake Dollahite's Austin home in the September issue of Dwell magazine. All of the doors were salvaged or bought cheaply at a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore; much of the flooring was made by milling old roof decking; he made his own light fixtures; and during breaks he surfed eBay. For the sharply peaked ceiling of his bedroom, Dollahite chose raw corrugated metal. The reflective surface brightens up the space and elongates the room. Using a beat-up white credenza he’d had in storage for years, Dollahite created an antique-inspired vanity for his bathroom, which he fitted with a robin’s-egg-blue sink. With an aged mirror and small light fixtures, the compact space resembles a country doctor’s office.
Photos by Misty Keasler