Nuts & Bolts: Homeware Not Hardware

There is nothing more industrial than nuts and bolts. And, home décor, by definition, is unessential. It’s the oxymoronic concept of nuts and bolts décor that will fill your home with humor and a bit of industrial street cred.

When discussing nuts and bolts décor, one must pay homage to the trend-setting steampunk designs that gained popularity in the past few years. The steampunk philosophy is to make Victorian era objects with utilitarian materials. Since steampunk items became mainstream, ornate and meticulously crafted metal projects always seem to be in demand.

Metal artist Tammy Roy regularly uses recycled nuts and bolts to make intricate beautiful home goods. The genius of Tammy’s work is that her pieces are feminine and organic, despite the utilitarian material. Her work is a successful fusion of diverse styles that would look great in almost any interior space.

If you want to do a bit of DIYing with nuts and bolts check out Cathie Filian's coasters and her blog. Get out your trusty glue gun and head to the hardware store (you only need a few dollars!) and start experimenting!

Check out AT's post on Eco-Inspired Design by Tammy Roy

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