If you’re into the industrial chic look – and I know a lot of you are – you’ve got to check out a new salvage location in Indianapolis.
IndySWAG is the brainchild of sisters Sandra and Shelly Jarvis, who started the business after purchasing a huge lot of GM plant furnishings at an auction.
Since then, they’ve been buying up lots from medical facilities and other manufacturing plants and filling a warehouse on the southeast side of Indianapolis.
You can get a preview by going to Reclaimed! in the Fletcher Place neighborhood (across the street from a fantastic Mexican restaurant called Tortas). Click here to see a post I did about Reclaimed! earlier this year.
Soon, the sisters plan to open up their own retail location at Washington and Shelby streets on the east side of downtown. It will offer some of the IndySWAG inventory but much of it will remain at the warehouse and be rotated in and out.
I visited the warehouse as part of a group led by Shelly Leer, my upholstery teacher at the ModHomeEc studio. She wrote a great piece about IndySWAG in The Indianapolis Star. You can see the story online here.
As I mentioned at the start, most of the items here are industrial – or are office items used in industrial settings – or come from medical facilities. There are stools, chairs, desks and cabinets, many of them metal.
And there are lots of fun items to accessorize a home: Neon letters, metal chairs and vintage door knobs.
There are lots of letters. Tons of them. In all colors and sizes.
Some have working neon lights and others are simply the shells. IndySWAG can even help you get the neon working again if you want. But many of the letters are still cool – and much cheaper – if they don’t work.
I fell in love with a few things right away. That red metal desk above – priced at $150 – was fantastic. If I’d had a good place to put it, I’d have taken it home.
I also loved these yellow metal chairs, which had already sold. Sandra said they’re headed to a soon-to-open restaurant in Fountain Square.
I also fell in love with this black and white guy, which had been part of a sign but was no longer.
Still I bought him. I’m still not sure where he’s going in my house (or maybe my office).
Here are a few more shots from this amazing space:
I can’t wait to show this last photo to my husband’s cousin, who works with her boyfriend to collect and restore Land Rovers. This sign is about 8 feet wide and is priced at $550.
What do you see that you might like to bring home?