Monday, April 9, 2012

And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone who joined our blog and entered our GIVEAWAY for the lavender Middle Kingdom porcelain bowl.  And now for the winner...

# 10 - My Crafty Home Life

Congrats to Linda from My Crafty Home Life!  Please contact us to arrange for delivery.

So since Mom is super inspired by her Spring Into Action Challenge, I've been starting a new to-do list and sometimes these things can seem so daunting, right?  I figured I should start small and work up to larger ticket items (like hanging three new pendant lights in my kitchen or all new dining chairs).  One thing I can get done relatively quickly is a hardware refresh ('scuse the techy talk) on my Bombe chest in my entry.  I bought it a couple of years ago when I was fully on board with the rustic meets untreated or reclaimed wood look and now I'm left feeling too shabby and not so chic about it.

I bought four of these pups ponies to add to it..

I'm thinking of painting it dark green, navy or black with some contrasting trim.  A la...

I love some brass hardware!  I feel like it's one of those things that you either love or hate.  While I've been busy falling in love with brass all over again, Mom cringes at the thought of its revival after finally finishing the update to stainless/brushed nickel about five years ago.  Same disconnect between us about wallpaper, too.

Brass looks super good in a campaign-style enviro.  Or to add a touch of warmth to a space.

                                          Source: via Bethany on Pinterest                                                  

                                                    Source: via Bethany on Pinterest                                    

                                                                Source: via Shannon on Pinterest 

                                                                       Source: via C on Pinterest                     

                                                                 Source: via Bethany on Pinterest       
                                                                              Source: via Bethany on Pinterest      

                                                                                   Source: via Lori on Pinterest

How do you feel about brass hardware?  Love it or leave it?  Mixed in or one finish throughout?

PS - Did you have a nice Easter?


PPS - Congrats again to Linda on winning the GIVEAWAY!


  1. I am really liking brass as long as its not the polished stuff from the '80s. I always keep my old hardware when I change it out. That way I am always prepared to redo something on a whim.

  2. i never cared for it about 5 yrs ago...thought it was ugly. It looks totally different to me these days...LOVE it! :))))))

  3. I think it will look fabulous re-done. I vote navy!

  4. I've definitely come around on the brass bandwagon. It looks so rich :)

  5. Yeah!! I love the brass, your pictures are great. Is the list for your mom or you?

  6. I think brass is really in right now...adore it with the warm browns, so elegant!

  7. LOVE brass hardware, can't wait to see your update!


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