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For the love of Brass

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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