I have a secret desire to turn an old building into a home. I want to live in an old church, silo, barn, or an industrial loft. There use to be a show on HGTV that featured people who did just that and I was obsessed with watching. And maybe one day I will. But, until then, I will live vicariously through others that do.
I loved both spaces this week. There were things that bugged me about each loft, but overall I really could have chosen any space to recreate on a budget because they were all pretty fabulous.
I chose to recreate the den/sitting area that Nina designed. I could curl up here and read a book any day!
Black Leather Mid Century Modern Chair
I loved the chairs in this space. I particularly loved the back worn paint on the wood. If you remember from past posts, mid century modern furniture is expensive and your best bet is to find something on ebay, Craig’s List, estate sales etc. The first chair pictured is from JoyBird and you can chose your color of leather and even the wood finish. But the customization comes at a price, as it sells for $1499.00. The next one is being sold at a Texas thrift type store and I swear it showed the price when I first pinned it last week. I am not sure if the page isn’t loading all the way today or what, but I remember it was a good deal. The next chair is on Etsy and is $199 which is a great price. But there is only one available. The last one is my favorite one even though the tufting makes it a bit different than the one on the show. It is priced at $379.00.
I love bookcases with X sides! And even though the one on the show also had an X across the back, I think these two are great options for a decent price. The first one is from Home Depot and is unfinished. And for $129, a little black paint and you are good to go! The second one sells for $250 and is bigger with 2 more shelves.
I love a good tripod lamp! And the one from the show was fabulous! Unfortunately this type is also super pricey. One I found was almost $1,000 and the other was over $700. The DIYer in me would totally figure out how to make one. You can buy an inexpensive desk lamp and attach it to an antique wooden tripod, or build your own tripod base. This tripod shown here is only $49 and I have found others in the $50-$60 range on ebay. Or, if you are okay with the top of the lamp being slightly different, these other lamps shown sell for $190 and $101, in that order.
Black Round Coffee Table
I really liked the glossy black table in the show. But I also think you could get away with having a more matte finish. I think the important thing is that it is the right scale, shape, and color. The first one has the tapered shape like the one in the show and is also glossy (it is hard to tell in this picture) but it is the most expensive at $640. The next two are from the American Eagle collection. The first one sells for $250 and the second one with the shelf sells for $360. The next two are the better deals. The first one sells for $130 and the second for $118.
I am not a huge fan of geometric abstract art but it does work within the industrial space well. Art can obviously be expensive depending on a lot of factors. If you are on a tight budget the best thing to do is look for prints. You can also find good deals on etsy.
I can’t tell for sure but I think the rug is a chenille rug. It looks soft and I love that since it is a loft with a lot of rough textures. Here are a couple of chenille rug options. The first is a 5×8 which sells for $95 and the second one sells for $296.
Industrial Side Table
Since I live in a cottage style home, I have never looked for or priced an industrial side table. I had no idea they could be so much money! The first one looks the most like the one in the show but is the most expensive one at $650. The next one is only $89 from World Market and the round one is only $69 from ebay. Honestly, if I were serious about recreating this look, I would find a scrap metal shop and salvage something or use plumbing pipe to create something of my own.
What did you think of this week’s episode? Did you think the right person went home? DO you love the loft look as much as I do?
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