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Flea Market Chic: Industrial Letters

Flea Market Chic-Industrial Letter Ideas

How many times in your thrifting adventures have you passed up a big old, beautifully aged industrial letter? Maybe it wasn’t right initial or you weren’t sure if you would be able to find another, or maybe you have just collected so much “stuff” over the years {that’s me} that you walk past it, thinking I will never use that anywhere. I often tend to share trends here, that I looking to incorporate in some way myself. Currently, I am working on adding a few such letters to the side of my newly painted, white {barn like} shed, so I have been searching high & low for ideas. What I found was a. they are playful & who couldn’t use more of that in their home b. they add a vintage touch that makes a space feel layered & meaningful c. creativity is key and that means no other space will look like yours. Even though there are no stead fast rules, I thought I would share some arrangements that just may inspire you to add these fun letter details to your home…

Grouping together an array of sizes, textures and colors makes a bold statement. Creating a collage look of important letters, words or numbers allows you to add significance to your walls.

French Fancy-Vintage Style Apartment Tour & Large Vintage Letter

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Most often the toughest part of any wall display is getting started. Laying out an area on your floor of the actual size and playing with different arrangements is a good start, begin with your largest items first. You can also trace them right on wall faintly with a pencil to give you a visual perspective, then after just wipe away with a magic eraser.

Magnolia Farm-Industrail Letter & Number Wall

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Binti Home Blog-Industrial letters

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Using a collage look to craft a lettered headboard, genius! You can see the horizontal balance struck with the larger, red forms, then by filling in with the other sizes & patinas it creates visual continuity.

BHG-Spell it out. Spell it out. Arrange letters and numbers in different sizes and colors for a one of a kind headboard.

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Initials are a great way to add that industrial look to your walls and a set of three is always a good aesthetic choice. My advice, even if you only can find one at a time, buy them and hold onto them. Anytime I see my boys initials, I snatch them right up, you will always use them somewhere.

Holly Mathis-Boys Room

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BHG Industrial Letters on Kitchen Wall

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Love the large letter in this nursery shelving, it makes such a soft statement all by itself and gives a sense of meaning to this sweet space.

Cape 27 Blog-Large industrial letter

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If you have access to a large quantity of vintage letters at one time, why not spell out a word. They do not have to all match, that is the fun part. How perfect is the word adventure for a boys bunk room?!

Magnolia Farm-Industrial letters to spell ADVENTURE in a boys room

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Industrial letters of any size can also be added to shelving or can be used as an accessory on a table or console. What a warm greeting to all of your guests as they walk through the front door to see the word, HELLO.

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Adding aged metal detailing to these pallet letters gives that industrial look, while still letting the warmth of the wood connect with the rustic nature of the word, I love this!

Thistlewood Farm Industrial Wood Letters

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Happy hunting & have a beautiful week,

Jen-City Farmhouse

6 Responses to “ Flea Market Chic: Industrial Letters ”

  1. I have had my eye on some vintage letters for a while, but I wasn’t sure what to spell. thanks for the inspiration!

  2. [...] So to get me inspired about this project and to figure out what the heck to spell, I created¬†THIS post over at BHG Style Spotters. If you have always loved the idea but wasn’t sure how to go [...]

  3. Oh fiddle, passed up some letters at Michaels last week on clearance. Total phooey. Like rusted metal parts on letters. Maybe hubs could cut some letters for me out of pallets. Have asked him to but he puts me off. Why do I want them he always asks. Cause I want them? Good enuf reason for me.
    Love this post, gets my old brain working full bore.
    Have great weekend

  4. Oh fiddle, passed up some letters at Michaels last week on clearance. Total phooey. Like rusted metal parts on letters. Maybe hubs could cut some letters for me out of pallets. Have asked him to but he puts me off. Why do I want them he always asks. Cause I want them? Good enuf reason for me.
    Love this post, gets my old brain working full bore.
    Have great weekend
    Love your stools best for boys.
    Was hard for me when youngest of 4 went to Kindergarten. She was so ready for school having been tutored by older siblings

  5. I loved this article and the images until the caption that referred to “adventure” as the perfect word for a “boys” bunk room. What? Hello, BH&G editors, this is 2015. That is a perfect word for any child’s room!

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