Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Uses for Industrial Finds

I'm back after a long weekend away and a large family reunion. Since I don't have pictures together for thrift finds, thought I would show some nice uses for industrial pieces.


I seem to have gathered an assortment of wooden boxes. But I never thought to put them all together and I think they look great this way.

I like this idea for clipboards, it's a great way to put a collection together. The combination of different sizes and clipboards made of different materials is interesting. They could also be hung on a wall as a group.
The Chic Ecologist

Brilliant idea with these truck spring stools!  I like them as they are, but they would also be great painted and it would make them look contemporary. One would make a gorgeous plant stand also. If your husband is a trucker, I think I envy you right now.
Urban Comfort

I think this collection of old sign holders works great in a grouping with photographs.

the city sage

I like this industrial cabinet, it's very functional. It could also be a tv stand, used in a entry way, or hold towels or   linens.


  1. I love all the images you sourced Jil...I love industrial furniture and my husband has quite a collection of lovely old boxes...unfortunately most of our stuff is stored in our shed until we finish renos on our house...I can't wait for it all to see the light of day again.
    I love those sign holders very much.

    ps sorry for the all the loves!

  2. I really love those sign holders for photographs... they are really striking all a grouped together. I could picture some of them powder coated different shade of the same color...like teal.

  3. Thank you, I love both of your comments!

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  5. LOVE the clipboard arrangement. What a fantastic idea to showcase art.... thinking that would work well in my own studio or the kids room.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi there! New follower =) I dig that clip board arrangement. I'm going to start picking some up at estate sales so I can put something similar together!

  7. I enjoyed this post. In our last home, our loft's ceiling was covered with corrugated metal and it was gorgeous. We have yet to incorporate the industrial look at our new home, which is a bit more formal, but the ideas you shared would be easy and stylish additions.