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Industrial Chic

Do you love  Industrial Chic pieces?
Old metal buckets and bins, vintage lockers and other rusty crusty treasures

Old chippy metal chairs, tables with legs made from pipes, etc.?

I have been finding it hard to resist little metal treasures lately.
I brought a set of four vintage lockers home with me from my grandfathers shed not long ago...
not sure yet where they will go- I just know I love them.

I recently also picked up a couple more industrial inspired items at the Re-Store...
 totally not my usual style but I am drawn to that crusty metal look it seems.
I love a bit of industrial mixed in with more elegant.
It just fits my design style I guess- though I don't have too  much industrial going on yet.

In my kitchen-
 I have a special piece that brings in that touch of industrial-
 my grandfathers workshop stool.

He had this old painted metal stool in his wood workshop off the garage for as long as I can remember. 
I love the crusty finish and most of all the memories that it has. 
I tossed the burlap cover over the seat for a little bit more neutral tone- 
but love the cracked leather seat as well.

Here are some of my favorite industrial chic pins from the past week or so-
 you can find more on Pinterest in my Industrial Chic Board 


It's the first day of high school for my daughter
 and first day of SENIOR year for my middle guy today!
Cannot believe it! 

The heat is on hold for a moment here... it almost looks like rain this morning- which is fantastic
and is a welcome break from the 100 degree weather!

Working on finishing up those scores from the re-store and will be sharing soon~

See you this afternoon for Feathered Nest Friday!!


  1. Now, that green stool looks wonderful in your home, and the best part about it, is it's a FAMILY piece. Old locker baskets are really fun to decorate with, lookng forward to seeing what you do with yours. See ya tomorrow at the partay!!


  2. Beautiful post! I absolutely LOVE little metal drawers as well...I'm drooling over those gorgeous black drawers. Congratulations on the first day of school; this seems so early! I'm a speech therapist at a suburban school district, and we go back in two (very short) weeks. Yea for fall!

  3. Luv some chippy metal. :-) My sun room dining set id black and chippy metal. Redid it once and now decided to let it be... I am weak when it comes to aluminum pieces, sigh... Not sure how I feel about some of the bigger industrial bits yet though. Still thinking about that.
    Luv your granddad's stool... Mine also had a tall chippy stool he used.
    Cheers, Gee

  4. Courtney,
    I love added a bit of industrial to my home too! Great inspirational photos.Your kitchen is beautiful! LOVE your Grandfathers old green stool.That burlap adds a nice touch too!

  5. I love the black island in your kitchen, Courtney. We redid our kitchen a few years ago and put in a black island as well. :)

  6. I love your stool, how nice that it was in the family and you have fond memories of it. I think you can find a lot of industrial pieces at barn sales and such. I, too, love the look mixed with a little formal and feminine balances out somehow. LOVE your kitchen!


  7. So much eye candy I can hardly stand it! I just love your posts. They are always so dreamy. Finding treasures is so fun. Having them passed down from family members we love is so much more meaningful. I love the green stool that belonged to your granddad. :)

  8. Great pictures I love all the chandeliers. The picture from design gallery is just gorgeous. I like the chunky molding behind that great tuffted sofa.


  9. I do love metal--galvanized, rusty, crusty. Been collecting it for years. . .

  10. Always loved this look. Especially that drawing table. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I would love to find old metal lockers for my mud room! I have an old metal cabinet with lots of drawers that I use to organize my craft supplies.

  12. I have always loved the industrial rustic look. I think because it adds so much age to the pieces and there's always a story behind them. I love your grandfather's stool too!


  13. I do love a mix of industrial with other styles. Great stool.

  14. I love the stool, but for the most part I can't get into the industrial look. Too hard for me. I like wood, wood and more wood. I do like to admire it in others homes though. Thanks for a great blog.

  15. I love a good mix of industrial chic with my French loves. Great shares! Good luck for your kids, wow, both ends of the spectrum for High School!

  16. Hello Courtney!
    I love all the photo's! As always
    Industrial is so my thing. I love it... especially if it is a little beat up!
    Just a few days ago I found the front of an old mailbox.
    I just had to take the piece of junk home.
    Not sure what I will do with it... photo prop maybe?
    It is metal and has a cool beat up industrial look.
    And it says US Mail even the better.
    I hope to find soon an idea of what to do with it.

    Have a great week!

  17. Love a little industrial, too! Nothing like something galvanized sitting with something crystal!

  18. Courtney, I too have been drawn to industrial from much so that I've gone into business...check it out at

  19. Oh the drama of the white sofa room, it is perfection!

  20. I love a touch of industrial! I'm hard put to not drag home everything metal and cute!

  21. Oh the drama of the white sofa room, it is perfection!

  22. Isn't it funny how a certain style seems to grow on us? Loving it with the crystal.... so enjoy reading your blog...

  23. Isn't it funny how a certain style seems to grow on us? Love the look of the industrial with the crystal and fancy, side by side. Enjoy your blog so much... Thank you for the pleasure of reading...CeCe

  24. Love the mix of textures... it keeps thing interesting. I think that is why I like a little chippy and rusty thrown in!!

    The sofa in that photo is stunning... I am having a serious SOFA CRUSH now.
    I think I'll dream of that beauty <3

  25. You know, i kinda do like it in the mix with the pretty Frenchy stuff. It seems to keep things from being too sweet. And, once again, i love love your kitchen!


  26. all we see are beautiful in your blog, thanks to you I have some good ideas for decorating my house.

  27. I can't resist the metal either! I have an old stool like that in my garage that I need to bring inside!! Just where to put it!! Such lovely inspirations!! Thanks!!!

  28. Love the metal! The are so versatile and classic!

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