The industrial style is about displaying materials usually covered by walls and using them in the design.
Industrial elements like brick, metal, weathered wood and exposed beams can add an edge to your home.
Incorporate the industrial look with furniture, artwork and shelving. Add extra details, like a coat rack. It can be done with galvanized pipe. Combine the metal with wood, earth tone art and neutral colors.
Add brick to the wall, fireplace or kitchen backsplash for a focal point that breaks up the metals in the room. Consider brick veener, it is easier on the budget and friendly for do-it- yourself installation.
For a vintage island like this, consider an icebox, iron work bench, welding table, industrial kitchen sink or table. Add a butcher block or stainless steel top.
Where to look: Check out the local flea market or salvage yard for wood or metal furniture and art. Get creative! Go to an estates sale for an old doctors office or business and thinks of ways to repurpose furniture.
To paint or not to paint: There are many ways to get the distressed look, ultimately it is what your personal taste is. Look past the rust on items that have seen better days. Clean it with soap, scrap off flakes seal inside and out with a satin clear sealer. If you seal it with oil, buff a few times so there isn’t residue.
Mix vintage with pieces inspired by the warehouse look. New or old, there are pieces in every price range.