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How To Get the Industrial-Farmhouse Look on a Budget

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Style the House on a Budget

Industrial farmhouse décor combines sleek steel with rustic wood for a modern yet cozy interior style that compliments almost any living space. With SteelTek products, affordable industrial farmhouse design is at your fingertips. Known for customizable non-threaded pipes and fittings, SteelTek is all about DIY, from handcrafted tables to storage racks and more.

Available at Lowe’s, SteelTek pipes and fittings come in silver and black finishes—ideal for industrial farmhouse décor. Get inspired by the many projects showcased on the SteelTek website and blog, including these nine farmhouse favorites. All of these projects can be accomplished in a few hours, with minimal parts, and maximum impact when placed in your entryway, kitchen, or living room.

Fashion Some Decorative Shelves

This sturdy DIY bookcase is as functional as it is fashionable. It combines the rugged durability of steel piping and wood, with the streamlined precision of good industrial design. Use SteelTek’s easy-to-follow instructions to build this perch, so you have a place to showcase the items you’ve collected over the years. It may take a few hours to complete, but the results are well worth it.

Craft a Modern Candelabra

Integrate industrial lines into your living or dining room with this modern take on a classic candelabra. Easy to craft in an afternoon, all you need are some SteelTek parts, an Allen wrench, glass votive holders, superglue, and bronze spray paint. A beautiful housewarming gift, this angular candle holder may just nab center stage on your own mantel or coffee table.

Make A Place for Napkins

Remember what your mother always said, and don’t forget the napkins. With SteelTek’s help, show off your DIY cred by building this rustic napkin holder for Mom—or yourself. This is also a wonderful project for the little DIYers in your life (with adult supervision of course). Mom will be proud, and you’ll add an element of farmhouse style to your kitchen or dining room too.

Bring Style (and Storage) to the Kitchen

Covet an island for your kitchen? Forget expensive store-bought units, and craft your own floating island instead. The SteelTek team engineered this beautiful, functional kitchen rack with a sturdy steel frame secured to a wooden table top. Just pull up some stools, and you’ll have a breakfast bar, work nook, or food prep space, with additional storage above and below.

Build a Bookshelf

Built-in bookshelves bring warmth and beauty to any room. Add streamlined style and clean, industrial lines, and you have this handcrafted bookshelf. SteelTek’s unique non-threaded pipes and fittings ensure that all joints and connections are perfectly tight and wobble-free. This means that your modern industrial bookshelf will be stylish and engineered for the rigors of daily life.

Hang Up Your Towels

If you’re eager to bring industrial design into your home, but unsure where to start, this project is for you. SteelTek’s simple and cost-effective towel and toilet paper holders can be built and installed in an afternoon, for a subtle yet stand-out effect. You can purchase all SteelTek non-threaded pipes and parts at Lowe’s, and even get pipes cut to the lengths you need. Choose from traditional silver or black finishes for all your projects.

Set Aside Space

Even the softest surroundings can benefit from an industrial element or two. Build these low-cost and extremely stylish side tables on a Saturday, then place them on either side of your bed for smiles every day of the week. The base is constructed of SteelTek pipes, and for the tabletop, choose a wood finish that best complements your décor. Whether by your bed or your sofa, these side tables will add just the right industrial touch—and give you some well-earned bragging rights too.

Create a Welcoming (and Tidy) Entrance

Upgrade your entryway the easy way—with a handcrafted shoe rack. Build your own and ensure a high level of satisfaction every time you walk through the door. With two wooden tiers and a wobble-free black steel frame, SteelTek’s design is not only functional but serves a welcoming purpose too. It signals to guests: Come in, stay awhile.

Organize the Entryway

The SteelTek team invites you, DIYers of all kinds, to share project ideas on the SteelTek blog, a hub of inspiration and expert tips. For a solution to messy entryways, check out John Oliver’s multipurpose entryway coat rack. Then watch this three-minute video to build your own space-saving, style-maximizing rack. Friends and family will marvel at this knockout piece of modern farmhouse design.