Address Plaques and Drapery Medallions - Iron Works

Archive for November, 2013

banana leaf counter top support bracketLooking for a decorative corbel for your outdoor living area’s bar or kitchen area that is eye appealing and durable?   Our new line of outdoor corbels forged from non-corrosive aluminum to withstand even the harshest weather conditions will add style to outdoor living areas.  The new line of corbels is drawn from our current line of indoor iron corbels and countertop support brackets.

The new line of corbels is the perfect solution for outdoor living areas including kitchens and bars and adds a decorative touch to your design while providing support for your outdoor counter areas.   Countertop designs that involve granite, wood and other heavy materials require the extra support of a corbel to prevent sagging and long term damage.

View all of our beautifully crafted corbels at  If you don’t see a design that fits your needs just ask!  We love custom orders!

Asian Greek Address Plaque Appeals to Cultural Ties

Posted by Misti On November 18th

Asian Greek Address PlaqueThe Asian Greek Address Plaque from Metropolis Iron allows homeowners to appeal to their cultural ties while giving their home a unique identity.  The Asian Greek Address Plaque appeals to those with a flair for European or Asian style.  The Greek Frieze easily portrays your Greek heritage yet can also take on the Oriental feel with the square, simple lines.

The numbers are 5″ H, allowing for your address to be noticeable even at a distance.  The complete dimensions for this style address plaque are 12-1/2″ H and the length will vary depending on how many numerals your address contains.

Forged from lightweight, durable aluminum, address plaques created by Metropolis Iron are weather resistant in even the harshest climates.

A design exclusive to Metropolis Iron, the Asian Greek Address Plaque is one of our specially designed address plaques.  We love custom orders!  If you don’t see an address plaque design that fits your needs, just ask!  We’re more than willing to work with you to design a one of a kind design!


ExtrasmalldraperymedallionDesigners looking to add a delicate touch to any window treatment will love our line of extra small drapery medallions.  Perfect for those subdued situations, working with a very small window scenario and many other designs, our extra small medallions are up to 2” in diameter.

Extra small drapery medallions are available in an array of styles including traditional, seashore, tropical and more.  Our line of delicate drapery medallions include the popular drapery rosette.  As with all drapery medallions in the Metropolis Iron catalog, our extra small medallions are available in a variety of finishes to meet your decorating needs.

With a 3” projection, our medallions allow for layering or swagging your drapery.  Should a larger or smaller projection be needed, we can help!  All our drapery medallions are available in custom designs!  We love a challenge and strive to meet all of our customer’s unique decorating needs.  Visit us online at to learn more.

Moving? Think Drapery Medallions for your New Home!

Posted by Misti On November 11th

metropolis iron drapery medallionBuying a new house or even moving into a new rental unit can be an exciting and stressful time for anyone!  There are a lot of unforeseen additions to the move that aren’t even realized; window treatments are one of them.  What do you do when you move into a house and your windows are bare? At one end of the extreme spectrum you may be publicly exposed to your new neighborhood with lack of privacy (like blinds or shades).  At the other end of the spectrum you may just lack interior style (with the absence of valances, drapery panels, etc. ).  We recommend that you support a SMALL BUSINESS OWNER by contacting them about any type of window treatment.  You will gain their expertise in the arena of window treatments while supporting a small business owner.  It’s a win-win for everyone.

Drapery medallions can create a quick and easy solution that adds a great edge of design appeal to any room in your new home.  Medallions can be used to create a different look and feel than a traditional, straight drapery rod and can also be used in scenarios when an oddly shaped window is involved or a “nook” area with windows.

Using drapery medallions allows you to create dramatic window treatments and can be used to swag your curtains or in a traditional vertical hanging fashion.  Additionally, installing drapery medallions is quick and easy.  The wall mount brackets included with each of our drapery medallions installs in just minutes with the use of 3 screws and a drill.  Metropolis Iron even include touch up paint for the screw heads!

Banana CorbelKitchen design trends have changed and grown over the years and countertop materials have been changing right along with them.  The latest rages in kitchen countertop materials include heavy materials such as granite, wood, recycled materials, soapstone and many more.

With the added weight of a heavy countertop material is you have an overhanging edge, over time, without the proper support your kitchen counter will begin to sag and even worse can crack when stone and wood are used.

To prevent these damaging effects to your countertop we recommend using a corbel or countertop support bracket to reinforce your countertop.  Metropolis Iron’s large line of countertop support brackets are hand forged from strong iron and steel and are created to match any color and design!

Protect your investment and those enjoying your investment with proper supporting counter top brackets.