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Touring Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Let’s take a tour of Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia.

Tour Blackdog Salvage in Roanoke, VA

I’m sharing a tour of Black Dog Salvage for this month’s Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop hosted by Cindy of County Road 407. This is an every other month themed series where we share our love of antiques and vintage.

Graphic for blog hop focusing on explaining how to use vintage items for home decor.

The theme this month is architectural salvage and at the end of my post, you’ll find links to the ideas that my blogging friends are sharing. I’m really looking forward to reading what everyone shares!

If you arrived from Decor to Adore, welcome! I love Laura’s decorating style.

Touring Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

When Cindy announced that the theme for this month’s Lifestyle of Love post was architectural salvage, at first I thought that I wouldn’t be able to participate because I don’t decorate with architectural salvage in my home.

Then I thought about the best spot in my area for shopping for architectural salvage, Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia. You may be familar with Black Dog Salvage through their very popular tv show, Salvage Dawgs on the DIY Network.

Black Dog Salvage is located in a building whose original use was a dry cleaner.

Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

There is interesting things to see both outside and inside at Black Dog Salvage.

Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

When you enter, the first thing you see is this. If you are lucky, Molly Mae, the current Black Dog Salvage mascot will be waiting to greet you. Molly Mae wasn’t there the day we visited.

Front desk at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, VA

Architectual Salvage

There is so much to see and enjoy at Black Dog Salvage. If you appreciate old things, this is the place for you.

Architectural Salvage at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

I recently visited Black Dog Salvage with my mom and cousin, Susan, and we had the best time looking at all of the wonderful things for sale.

Architectural Salvage at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

This is a antique Chinese farmhouse transom.

Antique Chinese Farmhouse Transom for sale at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Things are for sale both outside and inside.

Architectural Salvage at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Lighting

It take a while to see everything because you have to look up as well as all around to see everything.

Architectural Salvage at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Mantels

There is a gigantic selection of gorgeous mantels for sale.

Mantels for sale at Black Dog Salvage

We all agreed that we wouldn’t want to dust this one.

Mantels for sale at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

I love that these old beauties will be given a new life and didn’t get thrown in the dump.

Mantels for sale at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Sinks

If you are in the market for an antique sink or tub, there’s a nice selection.

Sinks for sale at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Lighting

Mama saw lot of lights that would look wonderful in her 1912 home.

Looking at lighting at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Mama, Susan, and I prefer antique lamps to modern lamps. We enjoyed looking at the vintage lamps for sale.

Lamps for sale at Black Dog Salvage

We especially liked these two.

Lamps for sale at Black Dog Salvage

This crazy lamp shade is made from zip ties.

Lamp shade make with zip ties for sale at Black Dog Salvage

There are also new industrial style lamps for sale.

Industrial pipe lamp for sale at Black Dog Salvage

Stained Glass

If you love stained glass, Black Dog Salvage has an amazing amount for sale.

Stained glass for sale at Black Dog Salvage
Stained glass for sale at Black Dog Salvage
Stained glass for sale at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Architectural Salvage from James Madison University

These enormous double doors were salvaged from Wilson Hall at JMU.

Doors from JMU Wilson Hall at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Mama is a JMU graduate, so she was especially interested in these doors.

Information on JMU Wilson Hall Doors at Black Dog Salvage

This cabinet was also salvaged from JMU.

Cabinet sourced from James Madison University

Vintage Kitchens

Susan, Mama, and I loved this kitchen set because it was just like the kitchen that Mama grew up with.

Vintage kitchen cabinets and sinks at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Jukebox

Wouldn’t a jukebox be fun to add to a man cave?

Jukebox for sale at Black Dog Salvage

It’s always fun to visit Black Dog Salvage!

Mirror for sale at Black Dog Salvage

The Stone House at Black Dog Salvage

Beside Black Dog Salvage is a stone house that has been restored. I have a family connection to this home. It was built by my great-great-grandfather, Michael Grosso, who was an Italian stone mason.

Since Grosso was an immigrant, he was not allowed to build a home in the city of Roanoke, so he built his home just outside of the city limits. You can see pictures of Michael Grosso here.

Front of Stone House at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

A few years ago Mama, Susan, and my Aunt Judy got to tour this home.

Back of Stone House at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, VA

Don’t miss taking a virtal tour of The Stone House at Black Dog Salvage and also seeing pictures of the process of its renovation.

What We Purchased

Susan, Mama, and I didn’t leave Black Dog Salvage empty-handed!

Susan scored these beautiful hunt scene candle holders.

Hunt scene candle holders from Black Dog Salvage, Roanoke, VA

Susan also scored this vintage Good Luck print by Edward Gross Company, New York.

Good Luck print by Edward Gross Company, New York

I scored an antique chandelier that I’m going to hang in our breakfast room. It’s the glass one in the middle. I can’t wait to clean this up and rewire it so I can start to enjoy it.

Chandeliers for sale at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Mama scored a vintage vase but I didn’t get a picture of it.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of Black Dog Salvage!

If you are hopping in order, next on the tour is Coco from The Crowned Goat. Coco is a talented decorator and I truly enjoy every post that she shares.

More Architectural Salvage Posts to Enjoy

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53 Comments

  1. So much fun to take this tour, Paula! I can’t get over some of the pieces you saw. I mean, those homes had to be massive. Love the doors your Mom found with the connection to her college and the stone house from your great-great grandfather is amazing too! I can’t wait to see how your light looks in the breakfast nook. It’s gorgeous! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much, CoCo. I am really looking forward to getting that chandelier ready to hang in my breakfast room.

  2. I love Black Dog Salvage! I haven’t been there in ages so it was fun to take your tour. My favorite was the double doors as I too am a JMU graduate. Wonder what they did to Wilson Hall?

  3. That was an amazing tour, Paula! So many wonderful treasures at Black Dog Salvage. You got some lovely things. I really enjoy the history that you include in your posts, Paula.
    Have a great weekend,
    Suzanne

  4. Now that looks like my kinda place! Those stained glass windows, the giant corbels and those mantels… wowza! Thank you for sharing your trip with us. Looking forward to seeing that new glass chandy hung in your breakfast room soon.

  5. What a fun place to visit! It sounds and looks like you had a great time. Those corbels are my favorite thing but all of it looks so interesting. I’m going to have to add this place to my bucket list for sure. The stone house that your ancestor build is amazing as well.

    1. If you visit southwest Virginia, you must go to Black Dog Salvage. It made me so happy that they restored the house.

    2. I love this place. We haven’t seen Salvage Dawgs in a while. It must be because of COVID. What isn’t.

      Your mom finding the door with connection to her college is very neat.

      You found some great things too

  6. Thanks for the tour! What a fun place to shop. We have a super cool architectural place in Mpls that I love visiting; they take all the cool stuff out of old houses and buildings. It’s a huge, old warehouse; think I actually did a blog post on it years ago. So many cool things in there, I could wander for hours. Can’t wait to see your “new”chandelier hanging!

    1. I have blogged about Black Dog Salvage a few times because I just love the place. I’m very excited to work on my chandelier so that I can soon start to enjoy it in my breakfast room.

  7. I love Salvage Dawgs. If I ever get to Roanoke again I am going to have to stop there! Thanks for the tour.

  8. Oh my gosh. I can only dream about visiting a store like this – we just don’t have them in New Zealand. If we did, I couldn’t afford to shop there. Salvage stores are rare here. Antique stores are very expensive. I really enjoyed visiting with you. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I enjoyed shopping vicariously with you–it didn’t cost me anything! Can’t wait to see your new chandy all done up! Sounds like a great girls’ day out!

    1. Thank you, Kathy! I have the chandelier cleaned. Now I need to use some Rub ‘n Buff on it and then get my husband to rewire it.

  10. It looks like such a fun place to visit, where you can find just about anything! I love the stained glass and all the vintage lighting. Your chandy is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I also love Susan’s hunt candlesticks!

    Thanks for giving us a little tour of Black Dog Salvage and sharing a bit of your junkin’ adventure with us!

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