Brass Shelf Brackets

By Kate Riley September 28, 2016

I’m looking to add more storage to a few spaces around the house and open shelving is on my mind. Floating shelves are lovely of course, they have appeal due to their clean lines. There is something equally as appealing as shelving with beautiful brass brackets, adding both support and a bit of bling. They look especially wonderful with wood shelves and extra elegant with marble shelves.

brass shelf brackets kitchen shelving

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But who says you need to spend the big bucks on brass. If you don’t want to drop cash on the real deal, spray paint is your best friend! Get the look for less by using gold leaf or brass colored spray paint to a basic bracket (these ones have a great shape) like these bloggers did below.

brass brackets wood shelves wearethebrauns

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spray painted gold shelf brackets

design manifest

brass shelf brackets wood shelves


homey oh my spray painted brackets

Spray painted brackets can be just as beautiful!

Creative Uses for Copper Tape

By Kate Riley September 26, 2016

Copper accents have been trending for a few years, and are just as popular this fall as they have been in recent years. I got the idea to play around with some copper foil tape I found online, it’s actually shielding adhesive but I thought it would be fun to craft with it so I ordered a roll from Amazon (also a roll of slightly thicker gold metallic adhesive tape) and got creative with both of them.


 gold copper tape


I started with an art project. I liked the shimmer created from these tapes so I made one piece of abstract art using the two tapes, simply layering stripes of them in a random pattern. I really like the use of the copper tape on the framed art on the right to enhance the art inside the white frame.

 copper tape framed art


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I created a geometric wall treatment too. Using a level I used a pencil to trace the horizontal lines lightly on the wall. I then applied the vertical pieces of copper tape in a random design. I think something similar would look fabulous on a larger scale as an accent wall, or as a detail on the back of a bookcase.

 copper tape geometric wall treatment


Instead of investing in new copper flatware, how about wrapping a few bands of tape around your existing silverware?

 copper bands flatware


The tapes adhere easily to plain photo boxes or planters, use bands to embellish them too!

 copper tape planter and box


 copper tape planter bands

Happy crafting with these metallic tapes, find them here and here!