April 30, 2010MCM Home Improvement-Copper
By Sablemable aka Jan
I love the look of copper and I love the look of brass, but that’s for another story.
I’ve always expected copper accents to be used exclusively in Early American decor, but after finding these examples of how to decorate a modern kitchen with copper, I was convinced otherwise.
My mother and father received a set of Revere Ware as a wedding gift in 1951. I have most of the set, however, over the years the copper bottoms have turned black. Then this morning I used Wright’s Copper Cleaner along with an old SOS pad on the pans and now the bottoms shine! It didn’t take much elbow grease to remove it, either. So there’s one copper accent that I can use in my MCM kitchen.
The second accent is my kitchen wall clock that surprisingly looks exactly like the one pictured here (bottom center).
Oh, my God, look at that blender! The copper mugs ain’t nothing to sneeze at (I’ll take ’em!). The search is on for a vintage copper base blender!
I’m not getting lightheaded over the copper finish on the electric percolator and the juice extractor; I AM lightheaded!
No explanation needed here, just heavy sighs of joy!
Would I kill for the copper accents in this kitchen? You betcha!
And, I’d do another life sentence for those in this kitchen!
So far, I have the Revere Ware and clock, a set of canisters and a stove-top macchinetta in gleaming copper finish. I tried finding MCM copper cabinets knobs and hinges, but couldn’t, so I settled happily for a shiny brass set of both.
What’s your favorite metal accent, readers, and tell us of your treasures in that metal?