MY LATEST HAND FORGED WROUGHT IRON PROJECT

Hello there. I don’t blog about this as much as I really should, but one of the things that keeps me busy is designing and manufacturing custom Hand Forged Wrought Iron light fixtures, furniture and decorative accessories. So today I thought I’d tell you about my latest hand forged wrought iron project. But first a little history.

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I stumbled into the iron business when I built my Spanish style home. I had found wonderful hand forged iron light fixtures that I wanted for my home but my budget at the time didn’t allow me to spend what it would take to outfit my home with the fantastic pieces I loved which cost thousands of dollars each. So, I decided I would figure out how to design and manufacture them myself. Living in Southern California I knew there were great sources for custom hand forged wrought iron just over the California/Mexico border, about 3 hours away. So, long story short, after a lot of searching I found a wrought iron artisan who is an absolute genius at his craft and we went to work together. I designed and he manufactured to my specifications, all of the wonderful light fixtures & railings that adorn my home, inside and out.

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Then I went to work on my Vacation Rental Cottages, outfitting them with kitchen shelving, pot racks, light fixtures and iron furniture.

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Ever since I have been doing the same for clients, friends and retail stores.  For some time now I’ve been working on a client’s project in Fallbrook, California. My client first built a guest house to live in while she and her Landscape Architect husband built the main house.

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She hired me to manufacture all of her exterior and interior light fixtures, as well as most of the furniture she was placing in the guest house, which is located alongside her very own vineyard.

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It all started with some grainy photographs she supplied of light fixtures she wanted me to copy. I then determined the specifications for making the lamps to match the photos.

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Next my guy in Mexico went to work making them…

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and this is the finished product now adorning the front of my client’s guest house.

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MY LATEST HAND FORGED WROUGHT IRON PROJECT | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

We also made a larger version of the same fixture for her Motorhome Garage.

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This is a photo of a wall sconce my client wanted made. I figured the specs…

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we went to work making them…

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and now they adorn my client’s bathroom. I also manufactured the arched mirror you see in the photo below.

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Next we got to work on the furniture for her Tuscan style guest house. My client took this photo of some ironwork she saw in a hotel. She decided she wanted chairs to match this design.

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This is what we ended up making for her kitchen breakfast nook.

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I also made her these pendant lights that hang above the chairs. They too were designed from a client-supplied inspiration photo.

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We designed and manufactured an iron headboard for the bedroom…

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and made table and floor lamps for the house as well as a couple of granite topped accent table.

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Now the main house is well underway and I am busy manufacturing all of the exterior and interior lights for that home. Stay tuned and I’ll be sharing some progress reports on all of the fun light fixtures we have designed for my latest hand forged wrought iron project.

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If you’d like affordable hand forged wrought iron manufactured for your design client, home or retail store, please contact me. I can replicate and enhance or design almost anything and beat anyone else’s prices by a considerable margin. I’d love to work with you!

So there you have it: MY LATEST HAND FORGED WROUGHT IRON PROJECT

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Comments

  • Sunny Henderson

    Hi Celia! Loved this post! The pieces turned out wonderfully. I need to keep you in mind. I loved the twisted base stone topped little table. The inset stone top one.
    As you care for your son this next project should keep you busy for sure. How is he doing by the way. I think of you all and hope progress is being made!?
    Take care,

  • Hi Sunny! Thanks so much for your kind comments. I’m glad you liked the ironwork. Austin is making good progress in his recovery. Thanks so much for asking!! Hope you and Clay are doing well too.