Hey y’all – I’m so glad it’s Friday – and a three day weekend! Thanks for all the comments and pins on the new bookcases this week – many of you wrote to me asking where I found all the gold and brass accessories for the shelves. Truth is I find them all over, some of them are many years old, some are newer. I keep my eyes open for objects that are unique looking, shapely, functional, and ones I know I’ll love for years to come.
Etsy and antique stores are fabulous sources for old brass objects, and a lot of retailers are now selling accessories in golden shades since these warmer metals are again in vogue. If you’re on the hunt for accessories to bring a golden touch to your bookcase, wall, or tabletop, here are a few of my favorites found online.
From top left: gold leaf ampersand / heart tree print / gilded dog print / golden glazed vase / starburst bowl / metal stand / wire sphere / scallop brass bookends / hammered brass bowl / gold leaf trim bowl / paper mache bowl / gift box / gold urchin / gourd vase / hammered pillar candle / crackle pot / monogram letter / geometric frame
Of course I love a great DIY project too! If you’re feeling crafty, there are many ways to get the golden look, try Liquid Leaf paint (like on this urn) or gold leaf sheets from a craft store (like with this desk chair); gold markers, spray paint (great for faking a brass look!), and Rub n’ Buff too. Even more ideas below!
Have you embraced touches of gold and brass around your home too?