Whether you’re living in an urban flat in downtown, or a farmhouse out on a rural homestead, industrial decor can add a unique twist to your home design. And by industrial, we’re talking about metal plumbing pipes! Why bother spending hundreds of dollars at West Elm or picking through product names you can’t pronounce at IKEA, when you can build all of the accessories on your own?
Here are a few plumbing pipes DIY designs that are actually fun to work on by yourself, or with the kids over the weekend:
Streamline Wood and Pipe Kitchen Cabinets
Do you like the appeal of being able to reach right up to the shelf and grab your glass or plate? These open air pipe and wood kitchen cabinet alternatives make your cooking area look simple, clean, and pretty GQ.
Just be sure to stack everything straight, so that it looks neat! Why spend thousands of dollars on upper wall mounted kitchen cabinets when you could do this for a couple of hundred bucks, max?
Metal Pipe Dining Table Base With Wood Tabletop
Speaking of the kitchen, you’re going to need somewhere to eat. Why not make your own table base that’s customized to the living space that you have available? Instead of hopping from one furniture store to the next, you can create a table that matches your cabinets, right down to the hand stained wooden tabletop.
Plus, you can add wheels to the bottom so that way you can roll it up against the wall for extra walking space between meals.
Metal Pipe and Crystal Lighting
There’s probably a really good chance that you’ve never seen a crystal chandelier made out of metal plumbing pipes. But this ceiling-hung lighting design comes pretty close. The metal frame is made up of pipes, with lights screwed right in, but between each of the bulbs dangle various crystals to add a fancy flair. We’re not quite sure what to call it!
Top Your Table Off With a Metal Candelabra
Looking for a romantic evening in? Just pull out your plumbing pipe candelabra and put it in the middle of your table…because let’s face it, you’re not going to find a candle holder that blends in with your plumbing pipe decor at any home goods store!
Reach for Your Pipe Mount Wine Rack
While you’re at it, go ahead and make a metal pipe wine rack and pour yourself a tall glass. After all, you deserve it after all of that hard work!
DIY West Elm Industrial Curtain Pipe Rods
Looking for a “manly” way to hang your curtains, or just want to put a differentiating touch on your almost completed DIY living room?
This blog shows you the exact step by step directions, measurements, and materials needed to craft your own custom metal pipe curtain rods. You can even spray paint them in different colors if you want.
Metal Frame Firewood Storage With Wheels
Finding a good place to store your firewood is tricky, and once you’ve stacked it up, it’s not going anywhere. But, if you build your own firewood stand and put wheels on it, you can move your logs in and out of the area as the weather changes without throwing out your back!
DIY Metal Pipe Bookshelves
Maybe you like the concept of the open air kitchen cabinets, but know it won’t quite work for you. Why not use the same concept to set up bookshelves in your study, home office, or living room? It’s just as easy!
Build a Bed Frame From Metal Pipes
Let’s hop on over to the bedroom for a moment. You can build your furniture here, too! This metal pipe bed frame is perfect on its own, or you can add tapestries for an urban chic modification.
Pipe Bedside Table Lamp
You won’t want to hit your head on that metal pipe when you pop up in the middle of the night. Be sure to check out the DIY pipe lamp designs, and put one on your bedside table. There are literally no limits to the number of designs out there!
DIY Metal Shoe Storage Made From Pipes
Last of all, don’t leave your shoes scattered across the bedroom floor. Finish off your weekend by building these DIY shoe holders onto your closet wall, or in the mudroom. Make them as tall or wide as you like, with room for every pair in your house.