Inventor’s Bell Jar Lamp

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I can’t help but get excited when I come across a knock-off that’s totally unique and fun, and this lamp from Jessica at Mad In Crafts is all that and more! Jessica designed her “steampunk-style, industrial accent lamp” using a secondhand bell jar from Goodwill and metal odds and ends from her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. She spent  only $20 on materials, which is a far cry from the $1298 price tag of her inspiration!

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Printable Industrial Style Letters

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Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After wanted to add some industrial style letters to her son’s playroom. Jennifer knew she could purchase letters at the craft store, but then she came across Whitney’s free printable and tutorial at Shanty 2 Chic for creating DIY industrial letters. Jackpot! Jessica paired her own faux galvanized metal painting technique and Whitney’s printables to make her large wall letters for a mere $10!

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Vintage Framed Alphabet Art

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Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After decided to give an outdated picture frame from a swap meet some love and turn it into a piece of vintage, industrial alphabet art for her son’s playroom. With some leftover paint and her own custom printable, Jennifer pulled it off for a whopping $1.79. That’s quite the saving compared to her $329 inspiration! Wowzers!

DIY phonetic alphabet printable wall art - a RH Baby & Child knock off

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Industrial Side Table

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Allison from The Golden Sycamore is totally digging the industrial look right and teamed up with her hubs to build a custom end table for their living room. Allison walks you through the steps to achieve the beautiful aged finish that is characteristic of industrial furniture. While this project wasn’t the easiest or cheapest DIY, Allison and her husband did create their table for less than half the cost of their inspiration and got a piece that has special meaning to them and fits their space perfectly!

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Refinished Trunk Coffee Table

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Aly from Entirely Eventful Day loves the function and industrial look of trunk coffee tables. The price was the only thing holding her back from owning one until she found a way to get one for FREE by transforming Grandpa’s old tool chest. With a cleaning, sanding, and staining, Aly finally got her beloved trunk coffee table and brought new life to a family piece that was going to be discarded!

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Steel Mesh Pendant

Kristi from KrisKraft created a really cool pendant light for a boy’s room using supplies she had on hand.  I love the industrial and masculine look to the light.  I think it adds just the right amount of texture to this fun boy’s room.   Kristi was inspired by the Steel Mesh Pendant and Restoration [...Read More]

Round Side Table

You know Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic couldn’t stop with building just a fabulous new coffee table for her living room! And why would she when she’s got the skills to add a pair of gorgeous new side tables to the mix? Following plans from Ana White, Ashley built her tables for only $25 a [...Read More]

Industrial Style Letters

Everyone has seen the zinc letters for sale at Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware and probably a tutorial or two for making your own.  Erika from Retropolitan takes the industrial look one step further by adding silver scrapbooking brads for an even more urban look. It’s amazing how such a small detail can make a big [...Read More]