Rustic Details

Some times with good design, it’s all in the details. As a follow-up to the Rustic Table project, I began a little hunt on Etsy for salvaged supplies.  I found 2 shops that carry vintage materials such as curvy brass back plates, skeleton keys, and other rarities.

I thought these brass back plates from Sweetkate were fabulous flea market finds.brassplate

Photo courtesy of Sweetkate

I couldn’t believe that Blacksheepyarns is carrying the exact keyhole back plates I’d been hoping to find!

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Photo courtesy of Blacksheepyarns

If you come across something great like this rummaging through a thrift store bin or even reclaim them form another piece, I recommend using a little Brasso to shine them up! All that is needed to attach these to a wooden piece are a few small brass finishing nails. One trend I’ve begun to notice is jewelry makers fashioning this type of finding into edgy steam punk pieces.  More on that soon! Maybe we will try to make something together:)

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