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For the love of Brass

October 2, 2014

Happy October!

 

How did that happen? October, already?  Why oh why does summer have to come and leave so quickly?  We had a very busy summer & I cherish the  times I was able to walk away from our  reNEWing projects to spend time with family.

I hope your summer was filled with family, friends & fun!

 

Now that Fall is officially here it is my hope that I might get to posting a bit more frequently.  I also hope to change up the posting a bit, not sure exactly what or how yet, perhaps inspiration &

helpful DIY how to's  to get you started on your own projects. 

(If anyone has a relaxing beachfront property, where I could collect my thoughts, I could reeeeally use it about now!)

Willing to barter, LOL. 

 

In the meantime, I'll keep sharing what I know best, our "One of a Kind" furniture & home decor : )


Okay, so it’s no secret that recently I've been a bit obsessed with brass. Simply stated, I can't get enough!  Brass is making a huge comeback and can be found in just about any home decor. It seems that everywhere you look, brass is popping up. I think this is influenced largely by the return of the mid-century modern style and art deco 
influence. Is it a trend?  Perhaps, 

but gold and brass have been around along time and it was just a matter of time before it made its way back. 

Here's  just a few of my favorites 

1. Restoration Hardware

2. Target

3. Crate and Barrel

4. Decor Pad

 

Even Apple has jumped on the Golden wagon with their new 5S IPhone : ) 

My obsession with the brass tones began about a year ago but what really cinched the deal was a light fixture I saw while watching an episode of "Fixer Upper" on HGTV.  Have you seen the show yet? If you haven't, I strongly encourage you to catch an episode or two or three... (If you enjoy home improvement )

 

 


Swooning,  oh yes I am! 

 
Creative Co-Op Uptown Steel Circle Cage Chandelier
 

For our latest project, we drew Inspiration from Target, especially their color palette : )

However,  it was now time to find the perfect vintage pieces. Our search took a few months but when we found  a vintage Sieling Set, I knew right away they would be perfect.  The number one draw for me was the rarity of the pieces! I also fell in love with the overall designs but those legs, Oh my!

 

I was pretty excited to have found the perfect pieces to now implement the vision I had swirling around in my head. 

Do you see the potential?  Would you have passed on this blonde beauty?

The transformation was even better than what I had envisioned in my head! Oh how I love when that happens!


We had done it! We had brought this blonde duo's sexy back : ) For some reason.... Justin Timberlakes song played in my head the ENTIRE time we were reNEWing these beauties.  

 

 

And here they are....

 

Now,  Modern & Clean 

Those legs, Yummy! 

Love the three textured drawer fronts too! 

The original brass hardware and leg caps have been cleaned & freshened up.

Just the right amount of Glam! 

 

As with 90%  of our furniture, after prepping an oil base primer was applied followed by BM Advance paint & polyurethane. 

Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore is one of those colors that looks different depending on the lighting. In natural light it almost looks like a dark brown with a very slight hint of gray but when exposed to artificial light the color takes on a dark gray tone. Very chameleon like, I love it! 

 

Not sure about the brass and gold tones yet?

What's not to love about this space? It has the perfect balance of both chrome and brass. 

http://www.vivianmandaladesignstudio.com/mixing-it-up/

 

 Remember whether your style is 

traditional, modern, or eclectic, gold & brass tones always works. Take a close look at your favorite design magazines for inspiration. 

 

 

And... just in case you're wondering..... I definitely won't be switching out my bathroom faucets or door handles for gold anytime soon!  
I'm a lover of all metal finishes and I strongly believe when paired right, they can live together harmoniously.
 

 

A BIG thank you to everyone who has supported, purchased & encouraged us with your kind words! YOU have made it possible for Kenzie Lynn Designs! 

Your business is so greatly appreciated!!!

 

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