Salvation: How to Decorate with Found Objects

As one resourceful, artistic homeowner demonstrates, decorating with found objects creates an authentic look and an ironic beauty that can’t be replicated.

The trim around John and Linda Thomas’s front room is made of iron from an old pickup truck bed. When a well-known national chain store decided to build in Durango, it had several old cabins torn down. John made a beeline to the site and picked up these pieces of metal from a couple of rusted-out old trucks he found there.
Photography By Laurie Dickson