On Saturday, I took a road trip to Cullman, Alabama so that I could go visit a well-known store there called “Southern Accents.” (Be sure to check them out! http://www.sa1969.com)
Cullman is considered to be a small town, but not in my book. I mean, if Jachin is regarded as an unincorporated community, and Butler only has about 2,000 people who live there, I call Cullman a metro, in comparison! It has a Wal-mart and a McDonalds. Those franchises are the standard for what I call “big.”
Back to Southern Accents. I’m not really sure that it should be called “a store.” It is actually this huge ware-house. A treasure trove for those who like to dig through old architectural pieces. There are tons of old doors that you can use for doors or to up-cycle as primitive tables. And they are so nice and helpful…even if you’re only planning to buy something small like these beautiful tiles that came from a huge home in Arkansas.
I met the nicest couple who found a beautiful old mantle to put in their new house that they are building. There are a bunch of old mantles, but this one looked ready for installation. Its wood was shiny, and it looked like it wouldn’t have to be stripped or sanded.
I saw old wooden planks that could be used on your walls or floors. They could also be used as wall art, tables, or anything else that you can think of. I may have to go back there soon to pick up some of that! My fellow-bloggers, the Palmers—from another town in rural south Alabama, once re-did a whole wall with up-cycled wood from Southern Accents. You can see the amazing results at http://theletteredcottage.net/reading-room-redo/. I love their site!
I’m running out of time before I have to post and then go pick up Princess Buttercup from school, so I’ll try to post more on another day. I may have to post every day this week with all of the things that I found in Cullman. It is a really neat little town with lots of cool boutiques and artsy stores. I went for Southern Accents, and found so much more!