Thursday, November 3, 2011

Repurposing industrial accents { inspiration file }

The industrial trend is still hot right now.  With a keen eye, you can find and repurpose industrial items into unique accents for your home at a fraction of the price.

Here is a favorite of mine.  A friend took this first picture while down in High Point, North Carolina visiting an industry trade show.  I love these old jugs hanging from the ceiling.

{ photo:  The Old Lucketts Store }

Now take things one step further and add a few interesting light bulbs and you have yourself a very cool light fixture.

{ photo:  Hudson Goods }

I love these vintage gym locker baskets.  They'd be great for storing just about anything that you don't want to purposely hide.

Restoration Hardware is now selling reproduction baskets and using them to store towels and bath supplies.

{ photo:  Restoration Hardware }

Here is a canvas pillow recycled from vintage tent canvas.  The pillows are 18" square and available in greens and beige.  At $55 each, they're a little pricey for my blood, but I'm sure you could visit a military surplus store or distress some canvas and come up with something similar.
{ photo:  Hudson Goods }

Here they are as accent pillows on a blue sectional.

Here's a wind turbine from on top of a barn turned in to a light fixture.  These get pretty pricey, but if you're handy, I don't think it would be too terribly difficult to add a lighting kit to an old turbine.  I have a turbine displayed in my house.  I found it at an antiques market and it's a few feet across and was $45. 

{ photo:  Barn Light Electric Co. }

Here are the lights installed over a bar.  Pretty cool looking!

{ photo:  Barn Light Electric Co. }

Do you have favorite industrial items that can be repurposed into something beautiful for your home?  Please share!

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