Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Brassing Up the Joint

I know some people haven't jumped on the brass bandwagon, but I'm still loving it. Who knows, maybe next week I'll change my mind but I doubt it. It may be a trend that comes and goes, but I don't care . . . call me trendy. Yesterday, I brought home a vintage brass etagere from a local antique mall and am so excited to put it in my newly painted basement.
I know it's not centered on the wall. We'll have to move it out and back in anyway when we get the carpet replaced. It needs a little shining up with some Brasso and the glass needs some Windex, but overall it's in pretty good condition, maybe just a little wobbly.

Reading through blogs the other day, I came across a photo Melissa of the Insane Domain had pinned from Emily Henderson with a very similar if not identical piece (mine is currently flipped the opposite way) . . . 

I love the look of the brass shelves against the dark walls. Here are some more brass/dark room inspirations from Pinterest . . .






So, are you feeling brassy?

25 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh, I'm absolutely crazy about your brassy find. And the sexy navy walls you have going on definitely are the perfect mate to your brass etagere. Your basement is going to be the most chic one out there!

BTW, I AM following you on Pinterest!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I'm crazy about brass! Love your find and you've posted some of my favorite example of brass done perfectly!
Janell

bluehydrangea said...

So crazy good I can't stand it!!!

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

Omg. That is beautiful. I need something like that -- if only to stare at. This is a trend I hope stays around for a while. So chic and glamorous.

nkp said...

Now I know you know my answer is a resounding, YES!!!

I so love living vicariously through you! I'm thrilled you got the piece. It looks fabulous against those walls, just like I knew it would. Like I said, this is going to be good. So good.

p.s.- Emily's got nothin' on Kathy. Nope. Nothin'.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Awesome Awesome score.

Why aren't there antique malls near me???? (Probably a good thing.)

A Perfect Gray said...

you are killing me with that thing. love. donna

Melissa Crochet said...

Great find. Hope Friday is full of finds! Can't wait for all of us design nuts to get together.

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Great find! I loved that episode of Secrets of a Stylist. I'm on the brass bandwagon, 100%.

Fran said...

Kathy, what a gorgeous piece and it looks amazing against your walls! So fabulous!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

You lucky girl! I love it!

Chateau À Gogo said...

Are you kidding! That is amazing. I'm so jealous. Your space is going to look great.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Your new piece is fabulous! As someone who lived through the tacky brass of the 80s, I never thought I'd be swayed that way again, but I'm loving gold!
~ Wendi ~

InteriorGroupie said...

Wow, what a find! And it looks fantastic against those navy walls. totally drool worthy.

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

I love yours the best! Great find!

MFAMB said...

love.

ModFruGal said...

NICE! That looks amazing against the new paint. Kudos!

alison@MLHP said...

OK, Kathy - If I hadn't JUST got off a plane returning to Brazil, I'd head straight to your neck of the woods and abscond with your new etagere!
Maybe next time, I'll just get you to take me to your hot spots - you find the BEST things!!!
ag

My Crafty Home-Life said...

I'm feeling quite brassy, myself! Love that piece.

Kendall said...

Great find! Did you find it somewhere in Nashville? I love it!

SHERRY HART said...

Whoa...that was SOME find!!! LOVE!!!

CRICKET said...

Totally jealous! Need something like this for our study.. You have a great eye.

Emily | Recently said...

You had me at "brass"! It's so beautiful and looks A-MAZ-ING against the dark wall. I need your shopping skills Kathy!

Jessie said...

Love your gorgeous etagere! Great find!

Have a splendid week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Melanie said...

I have been in love that Emily Henderson piece since Melissa @ TheInsaneDomain posted it...completely jealous you found one! I have been bringing in a lot of brass lately...to the point that I've had to stop myself! Happy that you love it too!