Early on, I once had a contractor who said, "Don't forget your hinges" at the time, I was like...what??? A few renovations later, I knew exactly what he meant. It's those small simple changes that can really make a huge difference when renovating. When doing our current house and replacing all the dated 70's hardware, I was looking for hardware with a warm patina, such as bronze or perhaps brass. Although, for my bathrooms, I'm still a polished chrome or polished nickle type girl. However, with one more bathroom to redo, I'm starting to rethink that. Here's my case-in-point - where the hardware, brass in this case, certainly makes the room.
All pictures via Martha Stewart. I almost bought the cabinet brass hardware pulls (above) for my kitchen. Every time I'm at Home Depot I stop by to stare at them. I do have a old washstand that could use some new brass hardware. If I only had the energy and hadn't sworn off painting cabinets in my lifetime, I would do the above kitchen in a heartbeat!
Here's the bathroom that has me convinced to use brass on my current bathroom renovation. Here again, the brass takes center stage - Who can resist the old world elegance? I certainly cannot! Now,if I could only get my hands on a clawfoot tub, I'm in business. Below, I love all the hardware - especially the toilet paper holder!
So what do you think about the new brass? As you can see...I love it!