Suesan from Frou-FruGal is here today with some great examples of metal finishes that you can incorporate into your home. Go with just one kind or mix-and-match like Suesan does in her home. Click on any of her photos to view the item and how she achieved the look.
Thanks for having me here today, Viv!
Do you have a favorite metal?
Do you get giddy for gold?
Do you swoon over silver?
Maybe bronze makes your knees buckle, especially if it’s of the Oil-Rubbed Variety?
Could you be coo-coo for Copper?
We all have some type of preference when it comes to metal.
Do you prefer your metals shiny and bright, thankyouverymuch, or do you like the worn patina of time and use? Are you a closet member of the Brass Elimination Squad? Or a Flag-waving Brushed Silver or Die supporter?
Me? I am not such a Metal-ist. I have a more egalitarian approach when it comes to metal. I embrace them all with open arms.
Well, truth be told, shiny brass and rust are still kind of like the crazy uncle you tolerate only at certain times during the year, but I’m working on my equal rights for all metals approach.
Metals are somewhat seasonal for me, too. Last fall, I was in love with copper and wanted to copperize everything I came into contact with. By winter, I was on a Silver streak and wanted everything to be aged silver.
I’m not sure I’m back to my copper mood, but something about sure makes me happy.
The truth is, around my house, most metals happily coexist with one another.
I like metal. I don’t really care what type it is. It all has a place in my home.
On one end of my piano, lives aged gold, shiny silver, worn brass and oil-rubbed bronze.
While on the other end, lives more shiny silver, rusted tin and faux copper.
I’m quite happy with it. I think it works because they are small pops of metal.
I plan to redo the blonde wood piano into an aged silver finish, like I did with these chairs.
With such a strong metal look, I may have to change up my display, but I really won’t know until I get it done.
Sometimes, just a hint of metal is all you want on your furniture, like with this shelf.
If you want to how to achieve some of these metal looks for yourself, click on the above pictures to see how to do it.
What kind of Metal-ist are you?
Thanks Suesan! I’m probably too fickle to commit to one kind or another, so it’s nice to know there’s a big selection out there, and that it can all work together!
I love everything in this post!
Metal, really thinking that I like it more and more.
Thanks for having me as a guest post, Viv! Happy camping.
I absoultEly Love the silver finished chaIrs. I tried It on an old end taBle. I spent closer to thirty dollars than three, followed the directions to a tee – uSing the dry brush method, making sure to not use too much antiquE glaze, but the Table came Out aN off black! Ugh just Really awful. Any clue on what went wrong?
Pardon the all caps not sure what is up with my ipad either. : )