Monday, July 20, 2015

I STRUCK GOLD {BRASS CHEST COFFEE TABLE}


A few weeks ago when I shared my first "Shop and Style" post with you, I hinted that one of the pieces I featured might have come home with me.  

Well, did it ever!


I love my thrifted coffee table that's been the living room for several years now, but have had my eyes open for something a bit more substantial.  Ultimately, I have a glass coffee table in mind for the living room, but when my sister texted me a photo of this brass chest at The Rink, I jumped at the chance to go look at it.

I've long adored Carmel's pretty piece, and was so excited when this similar piece turned up in my area.  I was hopeful that it might be from the pricey Sarreid brass brand, but when I got there to see it there were no identifying labels in it and the handles looked different, so I'm thinking it's a replica.  


That's ok, though, I love it anyway.


It's not in perfect condition, there are some scrapes from wear and the top is fairly scratched up.  However, I knew I would most likely always have a tray on it, and all of that just adds more character, right?  ;)


I love the drawers for extra storage,


and it also complements the small brass trunk I bought from Craigslist a few years ago nicely.


It's so interesting how changing up just one piece in a room can change the entire look and feel of a room.  


Like I said, I still love the old one, so it's just going in storage for now, but it's always fun to change things up.


I better be careful, or I'll start hoarding brass pieces as much as I do pillows! (Did you notice the new ones on the couch?  We had a successful shopping trip at Ikea and got a good start on furnishings for the patio project.  Those will head outside at some point but I couldn't resist throwing them on the sofa for now.)

Hope your week is off to a great start.  Enjoy your Monday, friends!



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28 comments:

  1. Do you mind to share what size pillows you use? I must admit that I lust over those asian print pillows of yours!!!

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  2. I love it! And the pendants in your kitchen are my absolute favorite. I need to find a place for them in my home!

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  3. Great find! Your house is just so much fun!

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  4. Great find! And, did I miss the post on those colorful pillows? Love that fabric so much.

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  5. Hi Tina, sure! Most are 20-22" pillows. I know, I really wish I knew something about that fabric! I've never seen it anywhere else.

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  6. Thanks Kristen! Yes, you do! They are such fun!

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  7. What a score! That piece is beautiful!

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  8. Thanks Emily! I've just mentioned them here and there. Aren't they great? The fabric was a curtain panel that I found at the thrift store then made into pillows. I've never seen the print before and couldn't find any info printed on the fabric. I wish I knew what it was!

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  9. Thank you! Let me get this straight. I generally use a cover a bit smaller than my insert. Say a 20" insert inside an 18" cover. Always down. Do you do the same? Thanks so much for your help! I'm thinking I need to make my pillows larger.

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  10. Tyesha | House Made HomeJuly 20, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    I'm in love with that trunk...total score!

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  11. Such a great find Jen :) I always love a brass trunk and it looks fab in your space. xo

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  12. SO SO GOOD! I love this so much, Jennifer!

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  13. Pam @ Simple DetailsJuly 20, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    What an awesome find! It looks perfect in your living room!

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  14. Oh, I just love the brightness that chest adds to your room! I had a small one years ago and sold it...what on earth was I thinking?

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  15. Sarried or not, it looks absolutely fabulous Jennifer! What a great find!

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  16. Loving the switch, it really brightens up the room! Quick question, have you had any issues with wear on your cowhide with the coffee table/ weighted pieces on it (especially since the hide is on carpet)?

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  17. Nice score!!

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  18. What a score!! Love the new look of the living room. I have loved Carmel's chest for a while as well. I have never come accross one thrifting. You had really great luck with that find. :)

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  19. Wow!! Amazing find!! Love those pillows - that fabric looks familiar to me .. I'll let you know if I find it!

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  20. That is just gorgeous!!!! And I always tell myself that it's almost better to buy something that might have an imperfection or two so that way I won't freak out when someone in my family scratches it!!

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  21. What a treasure! I love it so so much! It looks amazing in your living room!

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  22. Jennifer@TheChroniclesofHomeJuly 20, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    What a find! It looks faaaaaabulous!

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  23. Jennifer: I get so inspired by looking at your creativity. I especially love the upbeat and positive nature of your blog. I think you are awesome! Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  24. Your trunk is fabulous! Now i'm on the hunt! But, more important, what is the chinoiserie fabriic on your two pillows?

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  25. I adore the chest. What a great look! I really love the throw pillows on the sofa. Especially the black and multi color asian print. Where did you find those?

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    1. Hi there! I made them with fabric from a drapery panel that I found at the thrift store. Sorry! Another reader told me she found a piece, and it's vintage, and is made by Markwood. It's a great fabric, wish it was readily available!

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