This Atlanta homeowner injected delightfully unexpected personality with industrial items, many of which were discovered on-the-cheap from sources such as eBay, Home Depot, and antiques fairs.
Patience and resourcefulness turned up nifty solutions:
- The newly renovated kitchen is now bright with skylights and glass pendant lights that formerly hung in a school ($20 each at an antiques fair).
- The counter stools were nabbed on eBay ($50 each).
- A big metal sink, with its integrated backsplash and countertop, was picked up at an auction "in the middle of a field" for a mere $50, says Aaron.
- The narrow stack of lockers, bought at an antiques fair for about $100, finds its place by the sink where it now conceals cleaning supplies.
- Two large shelving units outfitted with metal baskets came from a factory and were purchased for $350 each at an antiques market. Some shelves were left open for easy access to frequently used tableware.
- The huge "grocery" sign, discovered by Aaron at an antiques fair, sits on top of the matching metal shelving units, which he finds less heavy-looking and more functional than a traditional hutch.
- The perforated metal baskets hold cutlery, table linens, and candles -- everything necessary for a well-stocked kitchen or a party.
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