Tag Archives: patina

Primitive Rustic Metal Table Lamp

20 Mar

This unique table lamp is made from an old upcycled thick metal blade yard rack. While nothing historically, significant, this piece has been around for at least 30 years out at my parent’s property. I remember using it as a kid…I recently found it rusting away in the weeds out by the woods. It has such as cool look and design, I thought it would be the perfect candidate to upcycle into a cool decorative lamp. The finned blades are all fairly heavy steel with a nice rusty patina finish. The wooden handle and rotted away long ago, so I cut off the attachments and used those as legs to stabilize the piece so it stands vertically.

Has a nice rustic, industrial and almost art deco inspired appeal. It was then wired up using some vintage reproduction black twisted cloth covered wire with an inline switch and vintage style plug. It uses a vintage tube style 30 watt bulb which fits the vertical style of the light and puts out a nice warm glow. Should you require more light, you can replace with any standard base bulb.

Very cool piece and makes a great addition to your farmhouse, cottage, living room or office.

Dimensions: Approximately 14″ high x 6″ wide, base is approximately 12″ wideIMG_6254 IMG_6257 IMG_6259 IMG_6261

Upcycled Steel Sunflower Sculpture

9 Nov

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve made any new posts here, or on our facebook page. Working a 40 plus hour a week day job and balancing this business on the side can be overwhelming sometimes. We’ve been super busy trying to fill orders for coffee tables and some of our lights that there hasn’t been enough hours in the day to get out picking, work on new projects, etc. So I took some time last weekend to make a little sculpture thing for Jessica. I found an old John Deere farm implement at a flea market. Super heavy old steel. Some type of disc for plowing from what I can tell. Used the existing bolts and hardware that came with it to make an axle of sorts, and welded up a stand out of some old rusty plate steel and one of the leafsprings I had laying around. Turned out pretty good I think. Currently NFS.

Vintage Cast Iron Pulley / Hay Wheel

3 Jul

This is a very heavy duty vintage cast iron pulley. Originally used in barns to lift bales of hay up into the lofts. Nice solid condition with original patina. Included is a heavy vintage bracket that was found at a different location, but fits the pulley perfectly.

These make great decorator or utilitarian pieces. Can be used to hang plants, pots and pans, lights, etc.

Dimensions: Wheel is 12″ in diameter, Bracket is approximately 12″ long and total height is around 18″
Materials: cast iron

Available for purchase in our Etsy shop.

Vintage cast iron pulley / hay wheel

Vintage cast iron pulley / hay wheel

 

Vintage Gas Can

3 Jun

Cool old vintage gas can. Brown with yellow lettering. Nice patina. Can is very solid and in good shape. All rust is surface only. Holds about 1 gallon of petrol. Can make a great decorator piece for your garage / old car / etc. $25

Antique Wrought Iron Pot Rack

27 Apr

Antique wrought iron hanging pot rack. Very ornate and super cool. Perfect addition to your farmhouse or shabby chic kitchen. It’s in excellent barn fresh condition. Weathered and full of patina. Looks perfect as is, but can definitely be cleaned up and painted if desired. This is from the personal stash, but we don’t have room for it in our current house. SOLD!

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