How to Personalize Your Home: Unique Metal Accents You Can Design

Aug 19, 2019
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If you want to add a personal touch to your home or property that is far from the cookie-cutter type you find in stores, design your own. You don’t need a fabrication shop or even a particular skill. All you need is a vision for what you want and one of your local metal fabrication companies to bring it to life.

Wall Hangings

Do you have a favorite inspirational quote? Perhaps you want to memorialize the words from your wedding vows. Whatever the source, consider putting those meaningful words onto a metal wall hanging. You can choose to have words cut out of a plate of metal so that the background shows through the letters or have the letters cut out so that they seem to be written on your wall.

Light Shades

Metal lampshades can add a fun, rustic look to any decor. For a unique do-it-yourself lampshade that also provides a pretty lighting effect, try repurposing tin or aluminum and stamping stars or hearts out of it before wrapping it around the frame. If you want to project a pattern on the ceiling, make a dome shape shade with pinpoints or cutouts.

Table Tops

Hammered copper or zinc placed on a tabletop can take an old table from an eyesore to an art piece. Popular in the 1930s for bar tops, zinc ages beautifully and is very durable. Copper is much more expensive and also transforms over time to gorgeous verdigris, so it may be more economical to save that for smaller pieces.

Outdoor Accessories

Add an elegant touch to your home with custom gates. If you need something smaller, have a street sign made with your family name pointing down your driveway. From little street signs to custom gates or sculpture, metal can create a personalized statement for your home and property. Do you have a favorite inspirational quote? Perhaps you want to memorialize the words from your wedding vows. Whatever the source, consider putting those meaningful words onto a metal wall hanging.

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