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Wall planters, address plaques and mailboxes made deep in the heart of Texas by a Father-Daughter duo. Choose from four standard finishes, rust, white, black and brown and two number finishes, brushed aluminum and brass.


Last updated on Oct 10, 2016


Wall planters, address plaques and mailboxes made deep in the heart of Texas by a Father-Daughter duo. Choose from four standard finishes, rust, white, black and brown and two number finishes, brushed aluminum and brass.

Holly Hargrove

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5 out of 5 stars
Leann Leavene

Leann Leavene on Apr 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing! This came out so pretty! Can't wait to hang up at our new house.

Amy Bell

Amy Bell on Apr 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable & quality product! More than exceeded my expectations and super easy to put together.

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Add Instant Curb Appeal with Urban Mettle.

About Us:

A father-daughter team. Hal Hargrove is an experienced welder and Holly Hargrove an award-winning interior designer. It all started when Hal made Holly a pair of large 2'x2'x8' steel planters for her home out of leftover metal from a job. They soon realized how many people wanted this look and how inaccessible it is to the public (weight + cost + skilled craftsman). They started brainstorming a way to reduce the size, weight and cost and still make a quality piece that achieves a similar look.

Urban Mettle was born with a commitment to quality, modern design, and for the love of succulents! These planters and address plaques add instant curb appeal to your home.

We are open to creating a custom design for you so please don't hesitate contacting us with your ideas.

Our Finishes:

Everything is made by Hal in his shop. We construct our planters and plaques out of 14 gauge steel and weld everything by hand. Urban Mettle products come in four color options: rust patina, glossy white, matte black and chocolate brown.

This is our original and most popular finish. It is a hand-finished and acrylic sealed rust patina that is achieved through our secret recipe of chemicals that speed along the oxidation process. Due to the nature of this medium and the hand-finish we provide, unique variations will occur. Please note, continued rusting will occur, the sealant used will slow the process but will not eliminate it.

We have designed our plaques, planters and mailboxes with the protection of your wall in mind. Our wall-mounted designs limit the amount of exposure the metal has with your wall. Small square tubing runs along the back edge(s) keeping the planter/plaque from lying directly on the wall. Silicone ‘bumpers’ are provided where the metal touches the wall and we treat our hangers with a painted anti-rust finish to further prevent any rust stains.

Glossy White:
This is a powder coated pure white finish. It is sleek, glossy, and will stand up to the elements.

Matte Black:
This is a powder coated matte black finish with a slight texture. It blends well with any style or decor and stands up to the elements.

This is a powder coated dark chocolate brown finish. It has a matte finish and contains subtle light brown flecks. It looks great with bronze fixtures and will stand up to the elements.

Have questions? We'd love to hear from you! Thanks for taking time to read about us and for helping support a small, family business!

Holly & Hal


Shop members

  • Holly

    Owner, Designer, Marketing, Customer Service

    Holly lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Brian, and 2 rescue dogs, Preston & Piper. She is an interior designer and enjoys cooking, drinking good wine, hanging with her hubby, and talking shop (Urban Mettle) with her parents.

  • Hal

    Owner, Welder, Man Who Makes It Happen

    Hal lives just 30 minutes north of Austin in Georgetown, TX with his wife and two dachshunds. He has owned a welding and masonry business for over 25 years and is excited to get into the more decorative and artistic side of his craft.

  • Laurie

    Shipper, Customer Service, Assistant

    Laurie is Hal's wife and Holly's mother. She is amazingly clean and organized and helps keep this Father-Daughter duo in line. She is in charge of all the inventory, packing and shipping and works as the studio manager.

  • Studio

    Where The Magic Happens.

    Urban Mettle has a small studio that Hal built on his land in Georgetown. It's a quaint little space with stained concrete floors, a bright coral door, and custom rust patina window boxes full of colorful succulents.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2016
Welcome to Urban Mettle, we are so glad you found us! We are committed to providing high quality, handmade address plaques, planters and mailboxes that create instant curb appeal.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
The only form of payment that is accepted is credit card or PayPal payments through Etsy. We will not ship out any order without receiving payment first. Cancellations are only permitted within 1 hour of order placement.
All items SHIP FREE via UPS Ground within the Continental US. Most orders will be shipped within 1 week. We cannot honor free shipping for Alaska, Hawaii, or any location outside the Continental US.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is our top priority.

Exchanges are permitted if you receive your order and it has been damaged. You must contact us within 48 hours of receiving your package to be eligible for an exchange. Please include your order number and a photo of the damage.

Returns are permitted but we must receive prior notice of your return no later than 48 hours after the delivery of your package. All returns must be delivered to us no later than 15 days after your receive your package and in original condition. All return shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer. Urban Mettle cannot exchange or issue a refund for merchandise that is damaged or lost during return shipping. It it very important that you wrap and package your return or exchange properly to avoid any shipping issues. Since we offer free shipping on all our products, a standard $25 restocking fee will be deducted from your refund on any return order.

All refunds go through Etsy and will be applied back to the credit card or PayPal account used for purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that some of our planters and plaques have a hand-finished rust patina and due to the nature of steel, variations in color and pattern will occur. No two are alike and that is what makes these planters so unique and beautiful.