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Rustic Pendant Lights for Kitchen, Dining Room

3 May

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Rustic hanging light fixture made from and old plowing yoke. The upcycled weather beaten wooden farm implement serves as the centerpiece. Well worn wood in original condition with original patina’d iron hardware. Pendant lights are vintage inspired brass cage lights. These are replicas of the old industrial work lights. The cages are hinged and can open or close to various positions. Lights are wired with new black sockets and black twisted cloth covered wire. Vintage style quad filament, Victorian style bulbs are included. 

Very unique piece and would make a perfect accent piece for over a distressed farm table in the dining room, kitchen island, over the sink, you name it. 

Dimensions: 34″ long x 6″ wide (wire shades are 12″ in diameter)

Includes approximately 24″ of wire, suspends from ceiling and mounts with standard canopy (included with all hardware). 


Available in our Etsy shop.

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

Rustic Industrial Pendant Lights

23 May


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One of a kind hanging pendant light fixture featuring three vintage reproduction industrial cage lights. Three cage lights styled after trouble lights used in the 20s-40s, are made of brass wire, and are hinged to open or close as desired, depending on what look you prefer, and for bulb removal. They fit around new black sockets and are wired with vintage style black cloth covered twisted wire. They use two different styles of reproduction Edison bulbs, one with “squirrel cage” filaments and two round bulbs with spiral filaments. All three lights are suspended from a vintage leaf spring removed from my 1954 GMC pickup and was left with its original patina.

Included with the light are three bulbs and canopy for mounting to and existing box in the ceiling.

Size: Approx 30″ long. Wire from leaf spring to ceiling can be cut to desired length, but comes with approx. 24″ of wire.

Available in our Etsy shop, here.

Thanks for Looking!

Machine Age / Industrial Inspired Wall Sconce

20 Dec

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One of a kind industrial style, machine age wall sconce / key rack with storage bin. This wall mounted lamp was made from all reclaimed materials with the exception of a new socket and new vintage style cloth covered black twisted wire.

Backing is a piece of 1″ thick x 9″ wide reclaimed wood. Looks to be a piece of an old gate. Top portion has remains of a heavy steel hinge with nice patina, attached to the board with heavy lag bolts. Industrial lamp cage is thick cast iron with some numbers embossed on the front and was found at a garage sale locally. Unsure of what it’s original use was, but worked great as a surround for the vintage reproduction filament bulb. Vintage hooks are mounted below the lamp and a small tin storage bin finishes off the piece, mounted to the bottom.

This will make a nice piece for your hallway, living room, den or kitchen. Nice conversation piece and great way to store keys, mail, etc.

Comes with approx 6′ of vintage style cloth covered black twisted wire, with an inline switch and plugs directly into any wall outlet. Can also be hardwired and switched if desired.

28″ high x 9″ wide

Upcycled Lighted Vintage Metal Alarm Box

6 Nov

Vintage Metal Alarm Box, repurposed lighted display piece / cabinet.

This is a vintage industrial style alarm box from the 1940s-50s. Box is in original paint with nice patina. Internals had been removed somewhere down the line. We added a porcelain light socket to the interior to illuminate the cabinet through the louvers and red lens on the front door. Makes a nice display piece for anyone into the industrial look which has become very popular. Looks great as an accent piece, or could also be used to store anything. Liquor cabinet for your bar, man cave, garage, etc. Includes 12′ or cord with an inline switch.

11″w x 15″h x 4″ deep

Available in our Etsy shop.

Rustic / Modern Coffee Table with barn board & explosion proof glass!

6 Feb

I’ve been thinking about this one for months now. Some time ago, I was picking through this huge old furniture factory in downtown Portsmouth, huge like 70,000 sq ft building, and came across 4 cool pieces of glass leaned up against a wall. Halfway covered by some old doors and other junk. I pulled one out and asked about the origin. It was a piece of an old factory paint booth from the 1930s. The guy had actually dismantled the paint booth years ago and kept four of the windows. They’re in a galvanized steel frame, thick chicken wire explosion proof glass. I thought they were cool, but wasn’t sure what I’d do with them. So I only took one. It had a thick rubber seal on the good side, which took forever to scrape off. I then took my grinder and a flap disc and it cleaned up real nice. I did some lettering on that one and hung it up on the wall in our living room. Looks like a window sign from an old store or something.

Anyway, I finally made it back over there and picked up another piece and thought it would be the perfect size for a long, low profile coffee table. Like the stuff you see at Restoration Hardware for $1000. I got a lead on an old barn that was just torn down and thought if that panned out, some barn board would be a nice base for this table. I managed to get the wood, really just enough for this table. The base is made entirely of reclaimed barn board. The outside framework is made from 2x4s, the bottom is made from slats of rough cut barn board. Reclaimed hinges, the knob on the door is off an old metal industrial age dresser. The glass is in a galvanized steel frame, super thick and I’d say nearly unbreakable. The only new pieces are the legs. All the wood was stained with a dark kona stain. I just finished this up, but as soon as all the stain soaks in, it’s going to be finished in tung oil finish to give it just a little bit of sheen and seal the wood. Not really sure what to call the style, but it’s got a pretty low profile, modern design with a rustic look. Would look great in a farm house or loft apartment.

This table is actually pretty versatile, you can unscrew the legs and it could be mounted to the wall to use as a cabinet. Add some shelves and boom.

Dimensions: 54″ long x 15″ deep x 11″ high

This will be available in our Etsy shop or for local pickup. $525

I’d LOVE to sell this locally and can offer a nice discount if I don’t have to pack and ship it!

Rustic Coffee Table with Modern Design

Repurposed Glass Insulator Pendant Lights

30 Nov

Set of 5 pendant lights made using repurposed glass insulators and a piece of recycled exotic hardwood.

Center pendant uses a large clear glass Hemingray insulator, surround by 4 small blue Brookfield glass insulators. All are from the late 1800s-early 1900s. The wooden base is salvaged from an old pier plank used at one of the Navy yards here in Portsmouth, VA. It was actually planed down by my dad over 30 years ago from a huge plank that was about a foot thick. This piece was used as a mantel piece for 20 some years, then as an outdoor bar and then cut down – the rest becoming a coffee table among other things. The wood has been lightly sanded, stained and sealed with tung oil finish and still retains it’s weathered look. Vintage black twisted cloth covered wire was then used to electrify everything as well as brand new candelabra bases. To clean things up, the wires slide through brass flanges and through the wood.

These will take any candelabra based bulb and there are many different styles available.

This piece can be suspended from the ceiling, or flush mounted as seen here. It comes with two brass lag bolts so it can be mounted securely to the ceiling rafters and will cover your existing box.

Wood base is 12″ x 10″ SOLD


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