Are you a fan of HGTV shows like “Design on a Dime,” “Fixer Upper”, and “Salvage Dogs?” Have you wondered how to find those vintage one-of-a-kind pieces near your home? Then you’re in luck because Northville’s very own “Salvage” is the perfect place for you to visit if you are looking for a perfect statement piece for your home.

What makes these HGTV shows so popular is a growing trend of taking something that isn’t functional in its current state and repurposing the piece or refurbishing the piece to make it new. It’s recycling at is pure finest. The vintage pieces add character, history, and style to any living space. Using old barns and warehouses and items found by other people, an artist can turn something old and broken into a new stunning one of a kind piece. This takes talent and a keen eye for a beauty in the rough.

Salvaged of Northville, MIThat is exactly what the town of Northville has living inside its city limits – a store that gives others the opportunity to buy a repurposed, refinished vintage piece. Salvage, located in the heart of Northville, has that talent to take a vintage piece and turn it into a work of art. They do this through refinishing, painting, rebuilding, and a whole lot of creativity.

The owner of Salvage stated, “We always seem to find creative ways to breathe life into ‘experienced’ pieces with stories to tell…all while keeping with today’s design trends.”

While each piece is a one of a kind, when you walk into Salvage, you can typically see old barn doors, vintage chandeliers, painted furniture, windows, and frames all with their own unique feel of charm.

They have a mixture of style in their store ranging from vintage farmhouse to urban industrial. There is sure to be a statement piece there for your style and home.

The best part is that they don’t keep all that creative talent to themselves. They offer classes to the public that can help teach you how to paint. The classes range from beginner to advance and last about 2 hours. All the supplies are included into the fee for the class.

In fact, on Tuesday, February 16, they are offering a framed chalkboard make and take class. The class will run from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm and will take place right at their store at 133 W. Main Suite 200. In this class, you will learn how to use their line of chalk/clay paints to create unique chalkboards. This is a fun opportunity to do with friends or make it a fun date with your spouse. These pieces are great additions for weddings, showers, birthday gifts, or just great decor for your home. The class is $75 and you can call to sign up at 248-773-7075.

If that date doesn’t work for you, don’t worry as more classes will be offered. Salvage is offering a “Paint a small piece of your own workshop” scheduled for February 27 from 11:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Check out their amazing work here at their site at Salvaged of Northville and find a time to sneak away to view their great work in person.