As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to love burning candles at home. I now enjoy buying seasonal scents in pretty containers, and I’ve learned to love making my own candles. With industrial-style accents becoming increasingly popular, I made a set of concrete soy candles with beautiful wood wicks using rose, one of my favorite scents.
Candles can be quite easy to make if you use traditional kitchen items like pots and spoons, or you can invest in high quality candle making materials like a metal candle pitcher and wick holder. Continue Reading
Though real Christmas trees are wonderful, not all of us have the time, space, or energy to deal with them. So if your tastes lean to the more industrial, minimalist side of things, you can make your own little Christmas trees out of cement. These concrete Christmas trees are reusable, require no maintenance, and you don’t have to worry about ornaments or lights. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t have both a real tree and some of these mini ones. Continue Reading
In 2016, NPR’s Natalie Jacewicz asked the question: “Why does every new restaurant look like a factory?” Indeed, over the last ten years, the industrial look has dominated popular interior design, aided by the enduring popularity of boutique companies like Restoration Hardware. Recently, more traditional stylings, sometimes called Farmhouse Modern or Texas Modern – like those featured on HGTV’s hit Fixer Upper – have permeated households far removed from the show’s home in Waco, Texas. Continue Reading
When people used to think “Industrial”, the words “cold”, “unlived in”, and “stark” came to mind. That isn’t the case today. One can live in a cool and modern way while rocking a bit of the Industrial look. I call it “Industrially Chic” and here are 10 bedrooms that pull it off so well!
1. A neutral color scheme keeps this classic and lovely. via IKEA
Storage always seems to be an issue, no matter how big your house is. Even if you have plenty of closets, odds are you could always use more storage boxes and bins, right? I certainly could. Which is how I came up with this crazy simple industrial-style box that can be customized to fit where ever you need it. Keep reading to check it out.
10 inch aluminum flashing (find it in the gutter section of your local home improvement store)
12 x 12 inch piece of wood, at least 1/2 inch thick
Desks. Everyone should have one! Mine is used for a myriad of things, and I can’t imagine not having it in my home. My tastes are constantly evolving so I’ve always got my eye on the lookout for unique ways to transform a workspace. So naturally, I did a double take when I saw this modern desk created from copper pipe!
Maybe it’s me, but I am feeling like concrete can be used for almost EVERY project these days. It’s such a versatile medium and the creative community is always busting out new uses for it! My current favorite is this industrial-looking coffee table with a concrete surface!
Chandeliers are gorgeous, but they cost a pretty penny. Instead of a fancy ornamental style, the industrial look is making a comeback. What’s even better? You can build one yourself and save half the cost!