Give any home character with found objects and recycled materials. Gary and Cathy Pursell in Little Rock walk you through a real-life style lesson.
Photo by Laurey W. Glenn
Mix reclaimed materials to get the look you want. Gary combined cypress siding from the Pursells’ former home (an early-1900s Sears Craftsman painted green), wood from a 100-year-old barn, and wrought iron fencing to create the porch’s sliding doors. The doors slide on a new track, but the rollers are antique meat-hook wheels from a meatpacking plant. “I found them lying on the floor in a pile at a junk store and bought them all. I just cut the meat hooks off,” Gary says.