Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Caravatti's Salvage

Bernard the Mini had a rare glitch last spring 
that required going to the Mini Dealership in Richmond.

We decided to make the best of the 2.5 hour drive 
and also visit a few places 
looking for house "stuff."

One of our stops was Caravati's Salvage 
in the old warehouse district of Richmond.

There are over 40,000 square feet  jam packed with doors, windows, lights, cabinets....

Need some staircase balusters?


Or iron railings? 

Even though being in Bernard the Mini
meant that we'd need to make a return trip with the truck,
we couldn't pass up this set of doors.

They were the  the perfect size (tall and narrow) for our closet.

Each door is only 23" wide but they're a whopping 9.5' tall! 

We decided to use "barn door" type of tracks 
so that they'd be visible when open or closed.

The rollers and track will be concealed under an overhanging "valance" board.

Here they are newly hung and pulled together/closed....

And open with the closet 
and its two cute little windows behind...

 The tracks are super smooth operating; 
the doors move with just the touch of a finger!

I'm loving seeing the details begin to come together!  

4.5 weeks until moving day!!  


  1. Great look! The fact that they are hung on barn door tracks makes them all the better!

  2. I LOVE Caravati's!!! It is the ultimate Old House candy store ... I could wander around there for hours, dreaming up project after project. Next time you're up this way, I'm only an hour north of Richmond and I'll be pleased to meet up.

  3. Ooooh, I'd love to be in that salvage store. What gorgeous doors and they look great hanging.

  4. The finishing of the house is coming along quite nicely. I love the salvage doors. It appears that you have found yet another golden needle in the (Caravati's) haystack.

  5. Looks like the long trip was worth it to find such interesting and attractive doors, Grace, even if it meant a return trip. The end result was well worth the effort.


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