Blog

Using Shepherd Hooks in Your Landscape Design

Posted by Arc and Hammer on

There are many ways that you can utilize the shepherd's hooks in your landscape design. They are truly an effortless way to create height in a garden or flower bed, along a walkway or near a mailbox. Their stake in-ground design also makes them "damage-free" to your landscape, no digging, planting or fussing. All the while, they are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at nearly any hardware store, garden center or made by a local artisan.  In the garden with a hanging plant basket is probably the most common way you'll see a shepherds hook used. The one above...

Read more →


Metal Headboard Inspiration

Posted by Arc and Hammer on

There seems to be a limited amount of uses for metal as a material in the bedroom. Unlike a kitchen, you want your bedroom to be a soft and inviting space (typically!)  However, incorporating metal into your headboard design can be a unique design edge that differentiates your space from everyone else. We've scouted the most common (and most unique) DIY and store-bought headboards that are made from metal. Let's take a look Most common:  A wireframe style head and footboard are reminiscent of simpler times. Often used in minimally styled spaces, the style works well with french-country furnishings and...

Read more →


DIY crafts with chicken wire, metal mesh and decorative sheeting

Posted by shelby Barnhart on

If you like country crafts and DIY projects, there’s an endless lot of materials waiting for you to work with. From reclaimed barn boards, to old shutters, window panes and doors, there’s no stopping a person on a crafty mission!  How about chicken wire though? Have you ever considered working with it? Here’s a look at a bunch of crafts that call for chicken wire, mesh backing or cut metal sheeting –– all of which you can pick up for pennies at your local hardware store. As you can see, chicken wire typically comes in pre-measured rolls. It's very shiny...

Read more →


Tiny homes made from old grain silos

Posted by shelby Barnhart on

Do you ever imagine living in a non-conventional home? Maybe you dream about going 'tiny' or repurposing a unique material into a home that is truly one of a kind. Here, we're taking a look at different ways people have repurposed metal structures into super-cozy living spaces. Do you think you could live here?

With thousands of farms across the United States, it's common to see these round metal grain bins, called “grain silos”. So many are standing empty or being torn down because they're no longer in use.

Read more →


Winter Mantel Design Inspiration

Posted by shelby Barnhart on

There are many posts about how to decorate your mantel for the holiday season, but what happens when the holidays have passed? Of course, you want to keep your space looking well-designed long after Santa’s last trace has been left, and that certainly means taking down the tree and the stockings but do you have to change the mantel? We say no! 

Read more →