Thursday, March 01, 2012

DIY Brass-esque Statues

Okay. Seriously. I saw this post over on Hi Sugarplum! yesterday and nearly left work that moment to buy supplies. These are hilarious, but completely awesome at the same time. Brass is definitely making its way back into the design scene and this is an inexpensive and quirky way to bring a little into your own home.
Photos from Hi Sugarplum!

If you're not totally convinced of this whole 'brass is back' idea... have a look at some of these new contemporary items. I would definitely spec a faucet like this one from Brizo for a powder room, its an unexpected change from our everyday chrome and nickle finishes and could be quite the feature! This new brass finish is much softer in tone, and has a warmer feel to it than the brass we used to know.


Above is another gorgeous example of a more antiqued, warmer brass in Jonathan Adlers Meurice Chandelier. This beauty isn't cheap, but Oh Em Gee, it would be a stunner over a classic Saarinen Tulip Table or in a setting similar to what Jonathan did below.

I feel a serious DIY coming on... and of course, you will all see the finished product first! (Dave [fiance] is going to be pumped... fyi- I'm being sarcastic... he has had to pull spray insulation from my hair and eyelashes from another DIY gone awry- more on that later!)

Have an awesome Thursday.


  1. Love your DIY elephant and OMGon the Jonathan Adler chandelier!! Love it!

    1. Thanks Tim! I have bee dreaming about that chandelier!