This blog post will be a tour through our Steampunk living room. It will be of interest for anyone looking for inspiration for Steampunk Decor. This project was started late in 2012 and reached this state of completion in mid 2017. The act of designing and building the components for this room has inspired me to get involved with making Steampunk/Teslapunk artistic creations. Steampunk is a genre/style that uses late 19th century technology as a source for science fiction. Think Jules Verne. For more see Steampunk.
In these pictures we’ll start in the northeast corner and then swing clockwise through the room. In this way I hope you can get an idea of how the whole Steampunk Room feels to be in.
Northeast- Steampunk Wood Stove – Steampunk Decor
The Steampunk decorated wood stove area is shown in the first set of three pictures shown below.
Wood stove with quarter inch steel plate floor and faux rusted metal back panel. There are steam gauges on the left and antique electrical gauges on the right.
Wood stove, another view of the steam gauges on the left as well as the curtains to the outside patio glass door.
In this view we swing a bit to the north. The woodstove is to the left. A wood bin rests on the floor. A Tesla patent is displayed on the wall. The bellows is hanging from what you will see is the entertainment center. The copper tube to the right is a counter weight for the sliding front door of the entertainment center.
East- Steampunk Entertainment Center – Steampunk Decor
This is a closer image of patent display and gauges. The large oak cabinet to the right is the entertainment center. The pyrometer (brass rectangular gauge) is actually set up to read out the temperature of the wood stove. The two framed pieces are tempered glass plates taken from the original fireplace in this room. The were repurposed by silk screening images of an Nikola Tesla electric motor patent from 1888.
Entertainment center with “map” door open showing the TV inside. The left copper counter weight for balancing the door is visible on the left. There is a matching weight on the other side.
Entertainment center with “map” door closed, both counter weights are visible.
Base of entertainment center with doors for individual electronics are visible. Each has three circular glass windows. These allow for the use of remote controls for the sound system, cable box etc.
Southeast- Steampunk / Teslapunk Speaker Boxes- Steampunk Decor
Entertainment center to the left, speaker box on ceiling, hand lamp center, desk and blueprint on right.
Close up of Steampunk speaker box.
Teslapunk Mechanical Hand Lamp. See details here.
Teslapunk hand lamp detail
You can see more on the Teslapunk Hand Lamp here.
South- The Antique Hotel Desk with Steam Style Blueprint- Steampunk Decor
South wall of the room. Antique hotel desk with steam engine blueprint mounted on the back wall. The wall is made from faux leather squares mounted with large upholstery tacks
Close up of antique hotel desk, steam engine blueprint and on the right a Steampunk lamp.
Close up of antique desk with stool.
Northwest- Steampunk Extension Lamp- Steampunk Decor
Southwest Corner. Steampunk floor lamp and speaker box. To the right is the entrance French doors with curtains and illuminated cornice above door. Another speaker box is seen on the ceiling.
West- Steampunk Livingroom Entrance- Steampunk Decor
French doors closed with fuller view of west wall.
Close up of door handles on French doors fabricated from antique monkey wrenches.
Northwest-Teslapunk Spotlights mounted on the ceiling- Steampunk Decor
Another view of the northwest corner. Teslapunk inspired spotlights made from antique “magic lanterns” are ceiling mounted. They act as spot lights for the display case.
One of the Teslapunk spot lights in detail.
North- The outside door- Steampunk Decor
North wall with glass doors leading to patio. Wood stove is visible to the left with steam gauges.
Steampunk floor register made from brass plate and antique brass clock gears. The clock key at the top opens and closes the vent.
Close up of Steampunk hand wheel door handle for patio glass doors.
Patio doors with curtains closed.
Center- Other Elements – Steampunk Decor
Top of entertainment center showing an antique (1920’s) “portable” radio and the mimeograph. I made the stand for the mimeograph and decorated it with antique gauges, gears and lenses.
Small Teslapunk end table made from an antique kerosene heater and various other vintage and antique elements. The glass plates are custom cut tempered glass.
A Steampunk Ceiling fan made by modifying an existing fan.
View of the ceiling fan and faux rusted steel ceiling. The faux rust ceiling was created by using Modern Masters metallic paint. They have a whole line of different metallic finishes.
Steampunk room entrance from the outside – doors open
Entrance outside Steampunk door handle
Steel bracket detail on the entrance door. Matching brackets can be seen in the entertainment center pictures above.
Teslapunk light switch. For more on how these were made see here.
Teslapunk Light dimmers.
Teslapunk light switch with two dimmers.
Wall plates were made from quarter inch steel plate and cut out on my milling machine.