Modern Industrial DIY: How to Make Concrete Soy Candles

DIY Concrete Candles

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.


DIY Concrete Candles

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

Make DIY Mini Concrete Christmas Trees


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

Behind-the-Scenes of Rustic Modernism: Your Complete Guide to Farmhouse and Industrial Chic

Farmhouse and Industrial Chic decor and style guide. How to get the look.

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

EYE CANDY: Industrial Bedrooms with A Modern Twist

Industrial Bedrooms With A Modern Twist
Photo: West Elm

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! 



industrial bedrooms with a modern twist
Photo: IKEA

1. A neutral color scheme keeps this classic and lovely. via IKEA

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How-to: Easy DIY Industrial Metal Storage Box

How-To: Easy DIY Industrial Metal Storage Box
Photo: Faith Towers

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.


Easy DIY Industrial Metal Storage Box
Photo: Faith Towers




  • 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
  • 40 thumbtacks
  • E6000 glue
  • Hammer
  • Tin snips
  • Tape measure
  • Adhesive letters (not pictured) 

Materials needed for this project



How-To: Easy DIY Industrial Metal Storage Box

Begin by cutting the flashing with your tin snips. Continue Reading

Make It: Full-Length Industrial Wall Shelves

Make It: Full-Length Industrial Wall Shelves
photo: One Broads Journey

Talk about a space saver! These industrial shelves turned out great and are made from nothing more than plumbing supplies! This is an excellent storage alternative for someone living in a tight space.      


Make It: Full-Length Industrial Wall Shelves
photo: One Broads Journey

See the full step-by-step over on One Broads Journey!

DIY Full Wall Industrial Piping Shelves by [One Broads Journey]

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How To: Build A Desk From Copper Pipe

diy copper pipe desk

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!      


Talk about affordable! The bottom is customizable so it can be a double desk, a single desk, a dining table, whatever you want! Continue Reading

Make It: Concrete Surface Coffee Table

diy concrete tableMaybe 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!      


This project is so simple and would take a weekend. Perfect for an industrial workspace or a modern home, don’t ya think? Visit HomeMade Modern to see the full tutorial including a how-to video! Continue Reading

Weekend Project: DIY Swing Arm Wall Sconce

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect swing arm light recently, but have had no luck finding what I’m looking. Luckily, I can just DIY my own, now that I’ve found this tutorial.    

It turns out, you can pretty easily make your own swing arm light (sconce or otherwise) on your own, thanks to this swing arm lighting tutorial from Apartment Therapy.

I am definitely going to make a pair of these, and maybe spray paint them a fun color like mint green or royal blue. Continue Reading

How To Make An Industrial Light Chandelier

Edison Style Industrial ChandelierChandeliers 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!      

 Lia Griffith does it again; she consistently inspires with her DIY projects and this Industrial Edison Style Chandelier is no small task. I love the look and her instructions are encouragingly simple! Head over to her blog,, to see the full tutorial! Continue Reading