There are so many shops in Melbourne selling industrial-style furniture and homewares – usually pieces made from timber and/or iron or steel. These are often things that 20 years ago you could have found in country towns for next to nothing, but these days people appreciate not only the masculine – edged style of industrial pieces, but also the fact that they can be unusual one-off pieces with some history attached.
Check out this shelving unit made from old wooden fruit boxes ($260):
But my philosophy is never to spend big money when you don’t have to. Sometimes I’ll see an amazing industrial shelf or table and the high price will be justified because it’s a truly unique piece that’s beautiful and that you are unlikely to ever see again. But if you are after the look without the price tag, there are a lot of ways to add an industrial element to your home. I love this style particularly in big converted warehouses- I’d love to do that one day!
The steel bench above would make a great coffee table or book bench in a library area – it’s currently at 0.99c!
Bookshelf made from old wooden crates (above) is $99.
A library ladder with character! Wooden ladder $10.
Giant clock $55
Chunky table is currently at $250
Tripod lamp $20!
Wooden round table (above) is $40 start or buy it now for $140
Metal cupboard above is $85. Love the printed letters and the tatty green paint!
Vintage chair $50
I love this vintage baker’s stand – wouldn’t it be great to store linen or as an open pantry? It’s $1500
These old drinks trolleys would be good as bedside tables – getting slightly pricey at $700
That’s more like it! These vintage lockers (don’t you love how if you say ‘vintage’ it’s cooler than just saying ‘old’?) are only $40!
All items (and many more) currently on ebay Australia.