I’m not exactly sure what I would call my decorating style. Many have described it as industrial chic, which is a design style that uses mixes of aged woods and worn textures along with metals. Many times you will see tin, aluminum, iron or steel with a matte finish and a hint of patina. The look is simple and clean with a focus on function, which tends to look more masculine. While I do love the industrial look, I find myself mixing in softer, more feminine touches such as a white plush throw blanket, or a lace table runner. This would definitely be the chic side of my decorating.
My living room is one room in my home that has a distinct industrial look to it. The metal TV cabinet and faux metal coffee table are probably my favorite furniture pieces. This room has undergone a few major changes since this picture was taken last fall, including the picture wall and couch. I can’t wait to share all of the updates with you.
I don’t have a full shot of this huge picture on the wall, but you get the idea. I made it years ago. It is a piece of foam board covered with fabric and sticks made into fish art. I always try to crop it out of my pictures because I just wasn’t happy with the look of it.
I decided to cut the foam into two smaller pieces and attach them to a sheet of metal roofing. Truth be told, cutting the metal down to size proved to be a little more difficult than I had expected, so I did what any determined lady would do and ran to daddy for help! He had it cut for me in no time. Thanks dad!
Because the metal was way to shiny and new for this industrial girl, I gave it a little patina with some craft paint.
The fabric is just wrapped around the foam board like a Christmas present and hot glued the back. The sticks were picked up at a friends cabin and hot glued right onto the fabric, and guess how I attached the foam board to the metal… that’s right… hot glue! Seriously, how do people live without a hot glue gun? Even my children have their own hot glue guns.
This turned out so light, I just nailed right through the metal into the wall. (Caution: the cut edges of metal are extremely sharp and leather gloves should be worn when handling at all times to prevent severed limbs)
I think the new and improved fish art fits right in with the rest of my living room.
What do you think? Would you hang sheet metal in your living room?