The industrial look is finally coming into vogue with a vengeance. The ideas are fresh as 1880. The look is new again at 80 plus years.It is antiques. It is catching on in all age groups To some it is nostalgic and to others it is just antique and us guys of all ages just like gears. It looks great with dark wood it looks great with oak. An industrial lamp in a man cave or in a corner office on the credenza when working late at night looks great and gives the room a glow that is hard to describe.
This is a fantastic time to be involved with this as there are no real rules as to what industrial is. I personally have a hard time with ¾ inch black pipe from the orange store that was purchased yesterday but some people do not, and that is O.K.
I am mostly into old lamp shades from a rusty old gas station. I picked up some metal shades yesterday from a Popeye’s Chicken place that they were tearing down that look great.
I do not care for a full room done up as an industrial haven. I like the accent pieces that can fit into almost any décor. I can appreciate a foundry as a living room but I do not think the wife would let that happen anyway.
I saw a P51 mustang desk the other day built out of the cowlings of one of the WWII birds. Again not my style but the right person would love it.
If you go too far into steampunk it seems to lose its appeal to me but then again if you have checked out the site http//industriallychic.com you may have seen my copper skull and that spaceship with the copper blades on the stand. Very steampunk.
So are you into this at all? I have always liked rusty parts and the “look” and have always liked tinkering with stuff. I used to re finish old wooden furniture and so this really works for me. I do not want to take out the “antique value” out of it so I try to keep it as original as I can.
If you want to get started I am going to do some videos and other things that will take you through where to find some of the materials, how to “stick em” together, designing pieces and just in general give you a good idea of how to do this and all of the skills and mechanics involved.
I can give you some pricing guidelines on materials and things probably in the do not pay more than a certain price format.
Well that is what I have for now. Happy hunting and go tinker.