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Ironic

By Courtney Craig

Ironic copyWhen it comes to wrought iron, there’s one place in Knoxville that has everything you need: Ironic.

The unique home décor and gift shop, located in Bearden, specializes in handmade wrought iron. Owner Holly Honeycutt says the store’s 9th anniversary is what inspired the remodel.

“We’ve been open since 2004 and are currently undergoing a remodeling project that will result in all kinds of NEW!” said Holly. “We’ll have a new look, new store hours (Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm), new neighbors, and lots of new inventory.”

The wrought iron products sold at Ironic include wall decorations, bed headboards, shelves, patio furniture, candle holders and lanterns, seasonal decorations, and much more.

“One of our most exciting new things will be the introduction of a new line of hand-crafted wooden furniture from Ingrained,” said Holly. “The items are very complementary to our existing iron pieces and will look great in a home of any style.”

Ingrained is a new line of locally made, handcrafted wooden furniture.

“The Ingrained pieces are made from reclaimed wood, so each one has a unique story,” Holly continued. “A variety of woods are used, which also adds to the unique flair. The style is fairly rustic, but we have the ability to create custom pieces in the customer’s favorite style.”

The reclaimed wood used for Ingrained comes from Amish communities in Pennsylvania and locally from surrounding areas. Ingrained furniture is made in a shop on the bank of the Tennessee River in Spring City by third-generation woodworkers. There are no veneers or particle board; just solid wood.

The use of reclaimed wood is very important to the woodworking family for three reasons: First, reclaimed wood leaves less of an impact on the environment; second, every piece of reclaimed wood has a history – it might have been part of the old walking bridge in Chattanooga or the floor of an old home in Pennsylvania; and third, reclaimed wood has a beauty and patina that can’t be reproduced.   

All the Ingrained products are hand-planed and hand-scraped for a beautiful, unique, high-quality piece of furniture. Ingrained can create any finish a customer wants and build a special piece based on their ideas and needs. Customers don’t even pay more for custom jobs; the cost is simply based on wood and time.

Ingrained offers tables of all kinds, including farmhouse, trestle, desks, coffee tables, sideboards, sofa tables, cricket tables, benches, large leaning mirrors, and more. The line fits in with Ironic’s other products because there’s a natural connection between handmade furniture made locally with reclaimed materials and Ironic’s handmade iron pieces. They can be beautifully integrated into customers’ homes, inside or outside.  

All iron items at Ironic are double-coated with a rust-protective sealant to help prevent weathering. Ironic will also paint any item for a certain charge, depending on the size of the item.

Customers also are allowed to take any item home on a trial basis. A check or credit card will be held for two days while the customer decides if the item is right for their home.

“Ironic is different than other Knoxville home décor boutiques because of the quality and nature of our products,” said Holly. “Almost everything in the store is handmade and fit for indoor or outdoor use. We are also very hands-on in the buying process. Almost nothing comes from a traditional catalogue, so you won’t find our pieces in any other stores.” 

Ironic also offers many services to customers in addition to selling products. Gift certificates are available. Customers can also create a wish list to let family and friends know about items they’d like to receive for birthdays, holidays, or any other occasion. Engaged couples can create a registry to let guests know how they’d like to decorate their new home together.

“My favorite thing about wrought iron is its versatility,” said Holly. “I can sell a similar piece to three different customers and know that it will look special in each home regardless of their overall style. A piece one chooses to be a grand focal point may just be a small accent to another.”

Ironic is located at 5054 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. For more information, call 865-588-3131 or visit www.ironichomedecor.com. Holly can be reached by email at holly@ironichomedecor.com.

Ironic
5054 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.588.3131
www.ironichomedecor.com

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