You remember that moment as if it was yesterday. You were somewhere - maybe it was in an old shop, perhaps it was in the living room of a friend - when they showed you a piece of furniture that was really worth something. It could have been a hand-split log table that had been in the family since the days of Davy Crockett. Maybe it was a wrought-iron chair that came with their great-grandparents from Europe. At any rate, you saw the look in their eye as they ran a hand over the worn surface and told its story. And right away, you couldn't help but think of the Walmart furniture in your living room.
You didn't have any special furniture to talk about.
We live in such a throwaway day. People grab the first cheap China-made stuff they can find and then wonder why it doesn't look good. Have you ever stopped to think about the power of handmade, custom steel furniture? What about affordable urban furniture made by hand, one at a time, from reclaimed metals? You see this type of furniture in the catalogues, but maybe it never occurred to you that modern urban furniture like this would make all the difference in turning your house into a home.
If you want your living space to have that warm, confident charm of a well-loved, well-lived life, you need an eclectic mixture of old and new, solid and refined. You can't buy that look from a department store. It's an appearance that can't be faked, no matter how much patina paint they apply.
Old metal has that old metal look. It can be hammered, molded, shaped, and welded into just about anything you imagine. And it looks real. It's something you can pass along in the family.
Find your heirlooms steel frame furniture at Fosterweld.
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