It is fantastic to see designers using thrift and salvage items in their design scheme. I came across Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting on the Nate Berkus Show. He transforms thrift items into special pieces for his clients.
You can check out the Nate Berkus' video:
This is some of his Before and Afters:
~via Mr. Goodwill Hunting~
Now doesn't this get you excited to find some treasures at garage sales or at your local thrift store!