SteamPunk n' Spoons

My intention today is not only as a throw back, but how we have a new love of metals. Especially with brass and my favourite - copper. I love the art of STEAMPUNK! It has a certain whimsy, romanancism to it. I wonder how could be incorporate that look into home design? Hmmmmm 

Bring on the  ME-HOW directive.. ....

Bring on the  ME-HOW directive......

The spoon collection.....the spoons that have coloured embellishments, flags are fantastic! I would hunt out Union Jack flags in the antique/flea markets! 

The spoon collection.....the spoons that have coloured embellishments, flags are fantastic! I would hunt out Union Jack flags in the antique/flea markets! 

The old collection of the spoon rack, every house had one treasured collection at one time I am sure. But they were curios of interest - memories of travels and gifts from family and friends passed down. But in my mind I think OK - we have some metals I want Steampunk - how do we mesh the two?  Maybe we take that spoon collection, choose ones of true interest and unique shapes, they don't have to be polished....we want that vintage appeal. Then wallpaper the inside of an old pharmacy cabinet, or a metal curio cabinet -  with Steampunk images like the ones below. 

Octo News Lady

Octo News Lady

Coloured image 'Gears'.

Coloured image 'Gears'.

Feather wing Skull. 

Feather wing Skull. 

Cabinet inspiration ideas.....what to hunt for! 

Wooden Pharmacy Cabinet

Wooden Pharmacy Cabinet

Suitcase Cabinet! 

Suitcase Cabinet! 

Metal Pharmacy Cabinet.

Metal Pharmacy Cabinet.

 These are three good examples of what would work for this project, the suitcase in the middle is by Poppytalk on etsy. I added this as by removing the mirror and installing glass - this would be also really stunning!

To finalize the installation, add LIGHT -  to enhance the sconce use the vintage Edison bulbs available at Restoration Hardware, and some hardware stores (Rona & Home Depot). Here are two industrial lights that scream they want to be apart of your new wall! 

Gear Sconce with recycled bottles! 

Gear Sconce with recycled bottles! 

Vintage Wall Sconce, industrial. 

Vintage Wall Sconce, industrial. 

....whalaa we have created a  Steampunk metal spoon collection in a whole new light! 

Cheers, your Design Expert! 

Cheers, your Design Expert!