Hardware Reincarnation

Apologies for the absence from posting, It’s been a busy summer! The handful of warm months associated with the June-September stretch beckon an increase in productivity and assorted client work has left little time for blogging. As the old adage states we tend to “make hay while the sun shines” here in the Northern reaches of New England.

Maine summers offer abundant benefits yard and barn sales tucked in among them. A Saturday drive on nearly any back road offers plenty of opportunities to browse and buy nearly anything. A few recent treasure hunts have produced a small stockpile of salvaged materials awaiting reincarnation. It’s hard to resist an inspiring or particularly beautiful bit left in the wake of passing years even when a future purpose is not yet clear. While reclaimed wood has always been an important part of the collection from both a design and pragmatic perspective, reclaimed hardware is a territory not yet fully explored. A busy summer of special finds will undoubtedly provide a winter’s worth of inspiration and another option for clients looking to commission that special piece.

 

An assortment of reclaimed casters, drawer pulls, and knobs.

 

In addition to finding things “by chance” we’ve cultivated relationships with a handful of local characters who operate various types of “junk” shops both privately and commercially, some just fall into a category of collectors without a cause. With a multitude of sharp-eyed folks on the lookout we’re often able to fulfill specific requests while still sourcing one-of-a-kind vintage items.

 

Beautiful, antique Farm Table legs.

 

Stay tuned for updates on recent pieces and projects.

Mirror, Mirror…

A true reflection of projects past, these mirrors are created utilizing pieces of leftover wood from large home and furniture jobs, each one-of-a-kind piece is inspired by the materials at hand. Not only are the wooden frames created from up-cycled wood the mirrors are salvaged, too. When a resourceful friend happened upon a large sheet of heavy-gauge mirror dating to the fifties he was kind enough to snag it with this endeavor in mind. Such materials are always wonderful to have when a project takes shape, enabling Kelly to cut his own mirror-glass as needed to fit dimensional frames. Since the mirrors shown are all created from “scraps” their sizes reflect the available wood.

The first incarnation of reclaimed mirrors were made as holiday and occasion gifts for family/ friends using a cache of leftover pine from a pair of barn doors Kelly was hired to replace. The recipients of the original pieces were elated and immediately embarked on the task of brainstorming the ideal spot for display in their respective homes. Once hung, each of these mirrors quickly became a seamless “reflection” of the existing decor. Presently available in a variety of wood choices and sizes, these mirrors are a thoughtful, sustainable, and beautifully crafted gift for any occasion. With wedding season upon us the inevitable search for a perfect gift– or 5– is no doubt underway. Traveling this summer? These mirrors make a lovely and lasting thank-you for your gracious host. From away? Indulge in an affordable, Maine-made piece for your year-round home.

In addition to the selection of mirrors pictured Kelly also has a small collection of beautiful barn wood mirrors presently available for purchase at Glendarragh Farms’ storefront in the heart of downtown Camden. In addition to Kelly’s work you’ll find a hand-picked selection of gorgeous treats and artisan-crafted home goods alongside body products and gifts created from Glendarragh’s own Appleton-Maine grown lavender.

Detail: Small Rectangular Mirror in Mahogany. $75

Detail: Large Mirror in Oak. $125

Detail: Large Mirror in Purple Heart Wood. $125

An assortment of handmade mirrors. From left: Dressing Mirror in Native Cherry, $175. Large Mirror in Dyed Oak, $125. Small Rectangular Mirror in Mahogany $75, Large Mirror in Purple Heart Wood $125.

Have an idea? Custom orders are always available.

Thanks for the Great Feedback!

After launching the website yesterday we’ve been thrilled with the great feedback we’ve gotten from our friends on Facebook and beyond. Your positive comments and willingness to share our site with your network has helped immensely in spreading the word and getting folks to check out kellyhailey.com. We owe a huge thank you to the talented {and very patient} David Wright. Dave has been integral in the whole website process— from shooting and editing the stunning photos to building a site that truly represents the work and the aesthetic feel we were going for.

Anyone in the Midcoast area wishing to see a handful of Kelly’s pieces in person can stop into Lily, Lupine and Fern on Bayview Street in Camden where the Rolling Kitchen Island and several of the Modern Mission Tables are on display {and for sale}. While you’re there treat yourself to a quality bottle of wine or some fresh blooms to brighten up your home!

A different sort of creation in wood!

Website launched!

Stay tuned for more updates soon.