Perry West, a Bowling Green native, has rocked the homes of Pike Countians and others across the country. No, he’s not preaching religion or selling vacuums, he’s simply breathing new life into old architecture and furniture. His style of reclaimed and refurbished pieces have become massively popular in the last few years, and the creator enjoys having this opportunity to save reminders of the past.
“We have been buying and selling antiques for many years. We sold at large markets including Canton, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee,” said the handy man. “We became interested in the whole salvage movement during that time frame. While running our booth in Canton the idea came to us to build a harvest table using completely reclaimed materials, and the whole business just grew from that one idea.”
West’s company, Willow Creek Designs, recently salvaged pieces, everything from windows and doors to gingerbread-style pediments, from the deconstruction of homes in the river bottoms of Silex.