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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.

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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