Large vintage industrial storage unit

Large vintage industrial storage unit with drawers | H is for Home

We thought we’d highlight this fabulous vintage industrial storage unit that we’ve listed for sale today. It’s certainly a large, impressive piece!

Large vintage industrial metal storage cabinet with drawers | H is for Home

It’s been living in our lounge recently. As you can see – if a storage or display unit sits still in our house for any amount of time, it starts to fill up with objects!

Large vintage industrial metal storage cabinet with drawers | H is for Home

We bought it from one of the regular dealers at our local flea market. It’s constructed entirely of metal and very, very heavy. This is where we put it when it got delivered… as close to the front door as possible!

Large vintage industrial metal storage cabinet with drawers | H is for Home

It’s a really useful unit with a combination of pigeon holes and drawers that can be placed in any configuration.

Large vintage industrial metal storage cabinet with drawers | H is for Home

We think the metal has just the right amount of distress. Perfect vintage industrial condition – signs of wear, but not tatty. And the paint is original to the piece – and a nice mushroom brown colour.

Large vintage industrial metal storage cabinet with drawers | H is for Home

It could be an ideal storage unit for almost any room in the house. As we said, we’ve had it in a lounge space where it’s great to display objects, keep CDs or books, tea-lights and so on – with keys, coins and all manner of bits & bobs hidden away in the drawers. It could be placed in a kitchen to house cooking equipment and ingredients; a work shop/craft room storing tools, bobbins, threads etc; perhaps an office space housing stationery… or a potting shed maybe – with various pots, seeds, twine and small garden tools. And if you’re lucky enough to live in an open plan loft space…well, we can’t imagine anything better.

Large vintage industrial metal storage cabinet with drawers | H is for Home

We like it very much, but we did buy it to sell – and we moved something else out of the way to give it a temporary home… that needs to go back! Anyway, we’ve just listed it on eBay with a starting price of £299 which we think is reasonable. You’ll need someone with a van, trolley and strong arms to move it, but it could be the perfect thing!

Get their Look: Vintage industrial work-living space

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This vintage industrial work-living space is the Moscow home of Ella and Nathan. The open plan space forms part of a converted sewing machine factory.

The light-filled apartment has a very practical and useful feature; a sliding screen door can be pulled across in front of the sofa, creating a bedroom in the space beyond – a very Japanese influence.

The fabric of the building provides an interesting backdrop. Muted background tones are lifted by pops of brighter colour such as book covers and fabulous yellow upholstery of a very comfortable looking reading chair.

  1. Ladderax shelving
  2. Industrial steel drum pendant light
  3. Mones dining chair by Homestead Living
  4. Silver travertine honed tiles
  5. STRANDMON wing chair and footstool
  6. Rustic balustrade handmade dining table with paint effect base
  7. Vintage Navajo rug / Native American wall hanging – 1930s/40s

Get their Look: Vintage industrial work-living space | H is for Home

Bookmarks: Warehouse Home

Warehouse Home newspaper vignette | H is for Home

A couple of weeks ago, we received a copy of issue #4 of Warehouse Home newspaper through the post. It was such a good read that we thought we’d give it a plug for any of you out there unfamiliar with the publication.

'A la modular' article in Warehouse Home magazine

'Hides to Seek' article in Warehouse Home magazine

'Into the Fold' article in Warehouse Home magazine

As the name suggests, the magazine is primarily aimed at those home owners residing in converted industrial buildings – old mills, factories, warehouses and the like. Although we live in an old stone cottage we found loads to interest us too.

makers featured in Warehouse Home magazine

'Poplar Culture' article in Warehouse Home magazine

'Science Studies' article in Warehouse Home magazine

Launched in October 2014, Warehouse Home is printed twice per year in June and November – and distributed to high-end homes in converted industrial buildings in many of the major cities in England & Scotland. Copies are also available at select hotels and interiors trade shows.

'World of Materials' article in Warehouse Home

'With the Grain' article in Warehouse Home magazine

'Rattan Pack' article in Warehouse Home magazine

However, the online digital version is free to view/download from their website where ever in the world you are, so go take a browse if it looks like your kind of thing. We’ve embeded the current issue at the end of this post.

'Righteous Indigo' article in Warehouse Home magazine

'Recycled Reams' article in Warehouse Home magazine

'Stone Roses' article in Warehouse Home magazine

We were really impressed by the content – the variety and interesting subject matter in the articles, room staging, quality of photography, products featured and so on. It’s full of inspirational design ideas and spaces.

'Runs of the Mill' article in Warehouse Home

Page of ads in Warehouse Home magazine

Directory in Warehouse Home magazine

Also dotted through the magazine are advertisements for a range of companies specialising in what we’ll collectively call ‘vintage industrial style’ and an extensive directory of suppliers. Thanks to reading the magazine, we spent ages browsing the websites of the various shops and craftspeople too. Highly recommended!

 

Vintage hospital trolley

Vintage stainless steel hospital trolley | H is for Home

We bought this vintage hospital trolley at auction last week.

Vintage hospital trolley | H is for Home

We thought it had great re-purpose potential. In particular, its suitability to make a fabulous kitchen work station. For starters, it’s made from stainless steel which is hygienic and easy to keep clean. There’s an ideal height work surface for chopping, peeling etc; an under-shelf for storage where you could keep boards, baskets, boxes or jars – and the drawers are perfect for knives or other utensils.

Open drawer showing chef's knives on a vintage hospital trolley | H is for Home

Also, the trolley is on wheels – so easy to move around the kitchen for cleaning behind or positioning in the best light for working.

Wheel on a vintage hospital trolley | H is for Home

It’s manufactured by Reynolds & Branson of Leeds and is very robust. We’d say it dates from the 1950s/60s era. The overall condition is very good with clean, undamaged stainless steel. There’s age-related wear to the wheel area, but we actually like a bit of this type of aged patina in places… and we love the flash of yellow too. If you like it and are able to collect, it’s heading to our antiques centre space this week with a price tag of £135.

Get their look: Minimalist industrial kitchen

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We love this minimalist industrial kitchen. There’s a wonderful sense of space with a double height ceiling and internal glazing that divides spaces without closing them in. Huge windows let light flood in, the white walls and polished concrete reflect and enhance it.

Open shelves mean everything is easy to hand for cooking and cleaning. Lots more white is introduced through crockery and kitchenware. Softer wood tones balance out the harder industrial materials, herbs and plants naturalise and soften the space. The room works so well – practical and unfussy yet full of interest.

There is a variety of ways, large and small, to introduce an industrial feel into a space. From up-cycled scaffolding poles and boards, rubber flooring, wire baskets, vintage factory pendant shades and task lighting to banks of drawers, pigeon holes and lockers in distressed metal or wood.

  1. Vintage circular dough boards
  2. Heavy duty industrial shelving
  3. Antique wooden masher
  4. Vintage enamel bread bin
  5. Large black enamel jug
  6. Vintage industrial floor mirror
  7. Vintage industrial lab stools
  8. Vintage zinc metal dolly tubs

Get their look: Minimalist industrial kitchen | H is for Home

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Get their Look: Vintage industrial kitchen

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We love the interior photography work of Chris Snook, much of which you can find online, and this vintage industrial kitchen is no exception. It’s full of the type of thing we have in our own kitchen. The vintage tin food canisters & containers, mix & match Prestige Skyline utensils, upcycled storage solutions and old enamel signs.

If you love this kitchen, take a peek at the rest of the cottage – it’s just fabulous!

  1. Mini milk bottle
  2. Pod coffee maker
  3. Large vintage enamel ‘Beware’ sign
  4. Vintage enamel bread bin
  5. Vintage Tala pastry cutters
  6. Yours and mine mugs
  7. Pyramid electric kettle
  8. 2-slice toaster
  9. Vintage Worcester Ware food canisters
  10. Wire egg holder

Get the vintage industrial kitchen look | H is for Home