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We were determined to paint our bedroom dark. Like, dark dark. We wanted it to feel like a big hug. Cozy, but not a cave. After rolling our top picks onto large foam board panels, we landed on Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur – a pretty almost-black with a slight hit of blue. But with the decision made and in typical Kim fashion, I began to worry about our ceilings. They’re not perfectly straight!, I told Scott. For too many days, I said, we’re going to highlight those crooked ceilings. It’s going to drive me nuts, I know it!

Unwilling to budge on our color choice and exhausted with the back and forth, we were going to settle on the Old House Charm excuse until you all – not surprisingly, thank you! – gave us great feedback (just check out the comments in this post). Two strong suggestions rose to the top: painting a straight line into the ceiling or painting a straight line down from the ceiling. While we absolutely loved these ideas, in reality, we worried that the look may be a passing trend – half-painted walls are everywhere, it seems! We like the look, yes, but was it for us? We asked each other nightly; we asked our friends. We asked the internet again (naturally), and still we were undecided on what to do.

Then we spotted this room and this room, and we were all, sold! Besides, it’s just paint.

Our bedroom ceilings are 9′ high, so we decided to play with that height by stopping the wall color at a point that would still be noticeable but not so low that it would be a distraction. In our last update, we painted the top 1/4 of the room + ceiling with Behr’s Ultra Pure White in a flat finish to start, but the fun would come with Raccoon Fur. The goal? Cheating our way to a straight ceiling by creating one perfectly straight dark paint line.

SUPPLIES USED FOR A PERFECT PAINT LINE
Ladder (depending on height)
Tripod
Laser level (cross-line laser at a minimum, rotary laser at best)
Carpenter level
Tape measure
‘SnotTape

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Okay, let’s get right to the most lethal weapon we used to get those crispy paint lines – ‘SnotTape! The team behind ‘SnotTape introduced themselves to us towards the end of last year, and we were immediately fascinated. What could they offer to promise a clean paint line that wasn’t already on the market? We asked them a lot of questions, we watched their video tutorials, and we in the end, we knew it was a tape worth trying. What better test than our high-contrast bedroom walls?

‘SnotTape sent us two types of rolls: one for flat/delicate surfaces (black box) and one for eggshell/shiny surfaces (gray box). For starters, it’s not so much a tape as it is a lime green(!) gel. (Get it? It’s not tape?) The gel lines both edges of a thick paper, filling in gaps on your wall that normal tape just can’t touch – quite literally.

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I taped all of our new trim work using the glossy surface ‘SnotTape (gray box) the night before Painting Day, and I used the delicate surface tape (black box) to get our deep, dark paint line:

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We toyed with different heights for a good thirty minutes, using a tape measure down from the ceiling to help us visualize. In the end, we opted for a 16″ drop from the ceiling, which would go above the bed and laundry room doors, but it would intersect with the closet and wall of windows. We mounted our cross-line laser level (we have this one and love it) to my camera tripod, and we raised that on our 6′ ladder to get the proper height. Scott pointed the laser level towards the wall while I taped from our smaller step ladder. As Scott leveled up each wall, I used a carpenter level along the laser line to double check the accuracy. Note: Because our bedroom receives so much natural light, the laser line was faint – we hadn’t yet installed window treatments – and it’s even harder to see in photographs.

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‘SnotTape’s online tutorial suggests using a mini roller to press along the edge, but I rolled the dice and did the best I could with a firm swipe of my finger. With the tape in place, it was time to paint! We used Valspar Reserve paint (dreamy), color matched to Ben Moore’s Raccoon Fur in an eggshell finish.

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I used a small brush to cut in along the tape lines, and Scott followed behind with a roller. Once the paint was dry to the touch, we held our breath and slowly peeled back the tape… and it was so, so good. Hooray! I had the most minor touch ups (for real, it took me less than 5 minutes to fix the teeniest areas of bleed through), which I know for a fact was due to my less-than-ideal pressure in those areas.

When a strong paint line matters, consider us converts. #snottapeftw! For as long as we waffled on this paint treatment, we are over the moon with the results:

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Raccoon Fur plays so nicely with our wallpapered laundry room, too! Although we haven’t yet installed baseboards in there, I like to keep the door open, because, cute.

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But back to those crooked ceilings – just for a minute! The worst offender is along our closet wall, seen below. (The closet doors are removed while they’re being painted to match the trim.) The ceiling – well, the whole room, actually – only slopes up by an inch, although to the naked eye, doesn’t it look like so much more? We can’t expect perfection, but this paint trick truly draws our eyes away from that corner, and all we notice is how much we love this color.

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Bedroom, you’ve come so far! We picked up a little vanity over the weekend, and we’ve been layering in accessories while we decide on art. To this point, this bedroom makeover has been one of the biggest in terms of our overall attitude towards this home. We’re sleeping better and we’re waking up refreshed. We don’t fight the urge to go to bed or sleep in a tad bit later; we crave it.

Paint for the soul? Yeah.

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with ‘SnotTape, which we can’t recommend highly enough. Find a local retailer here, or better yet, get yours on Amazon!

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - March 22, 2016 - 8:03 AM

    You make all the best choices starting with that headboard all the way to this paint color and treatment. Geez. I’m coming over. I’m SLEEPING OVER!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 22, 2016 - 8:40 AM

      If I remember correctly, I had a gentle nudge from someone when I spotted that headboard on Craigslist. COME OVER!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - March 22, 2016 - 8:25 AM

    It looks great! Your floors look so shiny – did you refinish them at some point or use wax or some other coating? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 22, 2016 - 8:42 AM

      Thanks, Emily! They’re just a pre-finished hardwood floor with a satin finish that was installed throughout the home at some point in the last 20 years. We’ve never waxed them, and although they wouldn’t have been our first choice, we do love that they hold up super well to a four pet household!ReplyCancel

  • Dani @ Danielle and Co. - March 22, 2016 - 9:02 AM

    It looks amazing – that color is so bold, but with such a well-lit space it just looks so cozy! I am so impressed! Also, we are going to paint our bedroom in a few weeks and I’ll give the snottape a try!ReplyCancel

  • Steph M. - March 22, 2016 - 9:04 AM

    This looks wonderful! I have serious dreams of our future dark bedroom. I can’t wait to see what kind of window treatments you add. Those add so much to a room!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 22, 2016 - 9:10 AM

      Hi Steph! We’ve since added bright white roman shades from Bali Blinds – you can see them in some of the ‘after’ photos. We decided to keep it simple in here, since there isn’t much space on either side of the bed (and we didn’t want it to feel crowded. We have plans for some other textural elements in the room though!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Hasserd - March 22, 2016 - 9:06 AM

    ahhh! looks so good!! great job! oh and yes, please leave that door open! so cute! :)ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - March 22, 2016 - 9:07 AM

    What a great contrast, it really seems to make the natural light bounce off the ceiling, and the room doesn’t feel dark and gloomy.ReplyCancel

  • jenn aka the picky girl - March 22, 2016 - 9:08 AM

    This is SO GOOD, guys. I love it. Welcome to the dark bedroom club. I never want to leave mine in the morning. :)ReplyCancel

  • Leah Prevost - March 22, 2016 - 9:56 AM

    I’ve been checking for the last week waiting to see if you wrote about this update! I love it!! The headboard against the dark wall is gorgeous. It all looks so great together. I’m loving the wallpaper too. Amazing job! I’m itching to head to Ace and grab some of that paint now lol.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 22, 2016 - 12:07 PM

      We think that headboard NEEDED a dark wall! It’s still a quirky vintage piece without punching you in the face now. :DReplyCancel

  • Josh @ The Kentucky Gent - March 22, 2016 - 10:46 AM

    Gotta love the character old homes have, but each one definitely has their own fair share of quirks and qualms!ReplyCancel

  • ryan / The Blooming Thread - March 22, 2016 - 11:50 AM

    Seriously, you guys have to be the coolest people of all time. I love the bedroom and chuckled when you said “Get it, it’s not tape” because I’m still on the 1st cup of coffee- so little light bulb momment there, thanks for that lol. I love your style- you’ve both got a gift thats for sure! I’m officially sold and eyeing my bedroom walls this minute.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 22, 2016 - 12:07 PM

      Um, seriously, this has got to be the nicest thing anyone has ever said. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Beth Sanzone - March 22, 2016 - 11:51 AM

    Love this room and that light fixture. where is it from?ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - March 22, 2016 - 1:02 PM

    Your paint job looks absolutely fantastic! You guys do terrific work.ReplyCancel

  • Malissa Jeffreys - March 22, 2016 - 1:29 PM

    It looks SO good! Kuddos on a successful and unique paint job.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - March 22, 2016 - 4:25 PM

    I’ve always understood that you are supposed to remove painter’s tape while the paint is still wet, but the ‘SnotTape is removed when the paint is dry? How many coats of paint did you do and did you remove the tape/gel in between coats and then apply a new round of paint before the next coat of paint? My painter’s tape lines always look terrible! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 23, 2016 - 10:29 AM

      It took us one full coat on the walls, plus a touch up “half” coat to get the color perfect. We did NOT remove the ‘SnotTape in-between, but we did pull it once it was dry to the touch – maybe 30 minutes after painting? They recommend pulling the tape no more than 8 hours after painting, mostly due to the gel adhesion, I believe. It does such a good job, you don’t want it to stay stuck to your walls!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney @ Foxwood Forest - March 22, 2016 - 5:40 PM

    That paint color! It is so gorgeous.
    I’ve never heard of ‘SnotTape, but I know it’s more than likely going to make an appearance in my life soon with all the upcoming renovation projects!ReplyCancel

  • Arielle - March 22, 2016 - 8:23 PM

    Brilliant! We have an old house too and I don’t think there’s a single straight line in the place. Your bedroom looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Marti @ Project Palermo - March 22, 2016 - 8:42 PM

    Perfection! The line hits the ideal spot in your window header – having it lower looks looks cool/natural, which it wouldn’t if it hit right in the middle. I appreciate how well you two execute things!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 23, 2016 - 10:28 AM

      We debated the middle vs. something lower in the header for a good 10 minutes! In the end, we agreed with what you just said – it didn’t feel right in the middle, despite my preference for balance. Thanks, Marti!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - March 22, 2016 - 10:47 PM

    New reader, here! That mint green pillow is the perfect accent color in here. And I cannot believe that headboard transformation! It looks amazing and so unique. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - March 23, 2016 - 10:35 AM

    Seriously, that is gorgeous! I LOVE dark paint in a bedroom, but I really like it when there is a lot of natural light to help balance it out. Amazeballs!ReplyCancel

  • misie - March 24, 2016 - 2:00 PM

    swoon – I covet your natural light! looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - March 24, 2016 - 4:38 PM

    Wow. Just wow. This looks incredible. The color is striking and I love that you didn’t bring the paint all the way up to the ceiling. What a dramatic change!

    You are lucky your room is so bright from the window so you can balance the cozy without the feeling of being in a cave. Would love to see a night shot (when your overhead light is on) to see what it feels like at night!

    Great job guys!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather {AFirePoleintheDiningRoom} - March 25, 2016 - 2:35 PM

    This looks so amazing! The two tone paint was the perfect solution. The room feels so dark and inviting but not totally heavy. I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - March 26, 2016 - 10:46 AM

    Wow! This is amazing. It all looks so good together! I’d love to know where your bedding is from?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 28, 2016 - 9:25 AM

      Thanks, Lynn! Our bedding is from Crate & Barrel.ReplyCancel

      • Lynn - March 28, 2016 - 9:55 PM

        Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - March 28, 2016 - 10:20 AM

    Yes! I’ve been using this technique as well! We have an older home and have the same issues with wavy ceilings. We’re also painting nearly all of our rooms this dark.

    Our more formal rooms have a picture rail – so we paint the walls and finish it off by painting the rail, leaving the last foot or so of the wall white to match the ceiling. For rooms without the trim, we just bring the paint up to the same spot. I think it adds a bit of a modern look to our really classic 1920’s home.ReplyCancel

  • Carlin - April 1, 2016 - 11:45 AM

    That is a gorgeous color. And, excellent job. You have a ton more patience than I!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - April 6, 2016 - 11:06 AM

    Wow, it looks insanely beautiful! And everything looks like it’s coming together so wonderfully (love that peek of the laundry room wallpaper!) Yay!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kemley - April 13, 2016 - 2:13 AM

    The paint is amazing. And I LOVE your headboard!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - May 9, 2016 - 8:36 PM

    What is the name and brand of the paint color? I am in love!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 9, 2016 - 10:26 PM

      Hi, Kate! It’s Raccoon Fur by Ben Moore.ReplyCancel

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Until recently, we were pretty positive that our plainted black and white stairs were just One of Those Things that we’d have to maintain. All the time. We love them so, so much (as proven by the intense amount of love was poured directly into them), but every couple of months, I’d have to take out my mini paint tray and roller and touch up all the treads. Almost immediately after a fresh paint job, small scuffs would slowly appear, exposing the primer beneath. Eventually, the treads themselves would pock and chip down to the original pine, and we’d wait as long as we could stand before another fresh coat of paint, usually 4-5 months. As it turns out (or so we thought!), painted stairs + 2 beefy, excitable dogs don’t exactly mix.

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We’ll never expect our stairs to be pristine. Every tread dips slowly towards the middle, and there is over one hundred years of dents from heavy shoes, items dropped and countless up-and-down errands. We love that; we want to see that character shine through. What we don’t love is the every-few-months maintenance after we spent a good year getting them to this point.

We painted the stairs (at the tail end of 2014) using three coats of good quality floor enamel in Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black. Essentially, the enamel should hold up on its own, but maybe that’s for people that always wear fuzzy socks and tiptoe? Since then, many, many additional coats have been applied, but – surprise, surprise! – despite our best efforts, all it would take is one flying leap from CC towards the tile foyer to set us back. Jack’s habit of tripping up the stairs didn’t help, and although we’re a (mostly) shoes-off household, we needed to up our game.

Right now you might be thinking, why aren’t you using polyurethane? To be honest, we had been hesitant about polying the stairs for fear that if it didn’t work, I could no longer slap another coat of paint on the offensive areas. Instead, I’d have to sand down the poly, touch up and re-poly. Even more work = no way. That’s the thing about poly; when you decide to commit, well, you have to commit.

We were frustrated, but at this point, we figured we had nothing to lose. Let’s just poly, we said! Grumble, grumble. I fell down the internet rabbit hole researching the best polyurethane for floors, but I consistently came up empty handed as even the highest rated products still had a lot of complaints. But since our method of paint alone wasn’t cutting it, I chalked up low reviews to poor prep (prep is everything, we all know this!), closed my eyes, and bought this Varathane Floor Finish in satin off of Amazon. Note: The price on this goes up and down like a yo-yo. When we purchased, it was under $50!

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Before we left for Hawaii in February (aka, the land of Jurassic Park!), I knocked out a stair refresh over the course of four weeknights. While we were gone, both Jack and CC would be staying with their sitter, so aside from our kitties, Maddie and Libby, and the house sitter, no one would be using the stairs for a full week. Here’s what I did:

• NIGHT 1, I applied Bondo to the deepest scrapes and gouges.
• NIGHT 2, I sanded the Bondo, vacuumed and cleaned the stairs, and applied 2 coats of paint.
• NIGHT 3, I applied 2 coats of polyurethane, following the can’s instructions.
• NIGHT 4, I did a light sand with 220 grit paper and applied 2 more coats of polyurethane.

The enamel and poly both dry fast, and our dogs are weirdos that put themselves to bed early (I’m talking, like, 8PM they go upstairs to their beds!). I did the first wet application at the same time, and I followed up with the second coat at 10PM. As long as we were light on our feet, we weren’t too concerned with walking up and down the stairs in the late evening and early morning. Below on the left, obviously, is the before, and the photo on the right was taken yesterday:

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It’s been a month since our much needed tweak – with 3 weeks of consistent human, Pittie and kitty use – and it was 100% worth it! The satin finish is so pretty; it really kicks the contrast up a notch. Not surprisingly, it’s more durable for quick cleanings with our vacuum attachment and a swipe with a damp microfiber. That said, it is more slick than the paint alone (so definitely keep this in mind!), and we’ve been talking about adding a durable runner to the stairs for well over a year. Any recommendations?

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The pups continue to use the stairs as their personal launching pad from the second floor to the foyer, and the black treads remain black. It’s a beautiful thing! At it’s worst, we can see some indentations in the poly where their nails have scraped, but it doesn’t go beyond that. Had we simply thrown on another coat of paint, 3 weeks of use would have shown us several worn areas and peeks of primer – at least. But now? As it turns out, you can have your cake and eat it, too. Or, you know, your painted stairs and a four pet household, anyway.

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Our entryway remains my favorite ‘room’ in this house. The evolution from move-in day to now has been one of our biggest transformations in this home, taking it from a typical Chicago two-flat to the single family home (plus garden unit!) it is now. Entryway, you have our hearts so hard.

PS! You can catch the story on our stairs from start to finish by clicking on the thumbnails below:

  • Leah Prevost - March 18, 2016 - 8:41 AM

    I absolutely LOVE how you can see your pitties in almost every picture. I have a pitbull too, and I smile knowing the feeling of trying to take pictures and your dog is staring at you like a psycho lol. I found your blog a month ago and have been sucked in :) Your home is beautiful and your I love all of your posts.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 9:37 AM

      Thanks, Leah! Pittie stares are the best, aren’t they? All things Pittie are really the best though!ReplyCancel

  • Allison - March 18, 2016 - 8:44 AM

    I love your foyer! It makes me wish we had one, but our house was built in 1987, not as much character…
    Anyway, stair runner immediately made me think of YHL and the one they did for theirs.

    http://www.younghouselove.com/2013/11/stairs-and-stripes/ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 9:36 AM

      Yes, I remember that! I really liked that runner, but I don’t think anything with that much white would fly with our two goofballs.

      Also, it’s funny because a “foyer” or an “entryway” was on my MUST list when we were house hunting. We’ve never really had a proper one before, and I always wanted that feeling of being welcomed into our home – and not our living room. Haha.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 8:52 AM

    YES to the stair launch of doom. My dog will jump from the 5th or 6th stair — it’s crazy!

    I have this issue too, but it’s because the previous owner didn’t poly the dark wood stain — our entire first floor and stairs have dog scratches. Ugh. Think I can spot fix wood stain scratches? I am afraid we’ll have to refinish all the floors if not!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 9:34 AM

      Oh, no! I suppose it depends on how bad it is. You could certainly do touch-ups with stain in the areas that are the most visible (maybe just try a walnut danish oil to darken the light areas), but when/if you do go through the trouble of applying poly, you might need to refinish and get it over with.ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - March 18, 2016 - 9:21 AM

    I am so glad you found a solution! I need to figure something out for our patio doors that I painted black awhile ago. I am in the same routine of touching them up every couple months on the bottom where Charly loves to sleep and the streeettcchhhh and scratch the door up. I think a stair runner would be so pretty!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 9:41 AM

      Oh, man. Should you, CAN you poly a door?! Or maybe try a different brand/exterior grade paint? PS… I love Charly so much.ReplyCancel

  • Meg - March 18, 2016 - 9:46 AM

    Rexx Rugs on Lincoln has several heavy-duty stock carpets which can be made into runners. My recollection is that they were all pretty neutral and hard-wearing, while still attractive.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 9:56 AM

      Cool, thanks! And it’s close to Brown Elephant, so I guess we’ll have to make a stop in there, too. :)ReplyCancel

  • Wendi - March 18, 2016 - 10:20 AM

    We had the same problem, but I’ve been really reluctant to use poly because our 13 year-old Labrador is getting arthritic and has trouble navigating the slippery stairs. So, in January we installed black rubber non-slip runners with carpet tape over a fresh coat of paint. It was a good choice for the dogs plus they were relatively inexpensive, they’re easy to clean, they absorb some of the sound, and they don’t break up the visual line of the black stair tread. They may not work for everyone, but it’s a great for our busy and active household.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 10:25 AM

      I love that. When we get around to installing a runner, our idea is that it will serve the same purpose.ReplyCancel

  • angela - March 18, 2016 - 10:33 AM

    SO glad you posted this! I have painted charcoal doors and a painted window sash by a bay winder where my dog loves to keep a watchful eye. We also dog sit a LOT. I did all the proper prepping for both and of course, scratches!!! I’ve been considering getting Varathane for the doors and window sashes because if it holds up for floors, it should work for doors and windows too, right?! So now I’m convinced and I’m going to do it asap.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 10:45 AM

      Hooray! And make sure you get the heavy traffic formula for floors! I know they have a similar looking one on Amazon, but I THINK the formula we used is even more tough.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - visual meringue - March 18, 2016 - 10:37 AM

    Great solution! The stairs look amazing :)ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - March 18, 2016 - 10:41 AM

    I highly recommend that you try Puppy Treads, made by the company Handi Treads. The Puppy Treads are clear and provide a ton of traction on stairs, making them safer for you and for the dogs going up and down the stairs. They would also likely help prevent a lot of the dings and dents and chips that happen because they would take the brunt of it. And since they are clear, you would keep the same clean look of the black treads.ReplyCancel

  • Dani @ Danielle and Co. - March 18, 2016 - 10:45 AM

    We don’t have dogs, but somehow our stairs still take a beating! Our issue is the actual risers… We painted them a pretty green, but they are constantly scuffed… I might look into adding poly to those! The sheen might be nice too…

    http://danielleandco.com/blog/2016/design-around-banana-leaf-wallpaperReplyCancel

  • Alanna - March 18, 2016 - 12:04 PM

    I have a pittie too and her nails are long. I am working hard on getting her counter conditioned to nail trims and filing, and it is a lot of effort to get her quicks to recede. But the ideal nail length for dogs is so you don’t hear them click on the floors. It is much better for their posture this way, because there pads can spread out more evenly on the floor surface. The length of their nails can actually effect their whole skeletal structure (just like humans wear orthotics to correct posture and structural issues). It is better also for their proprioception, which might help how they walk/ trip up the stairs. Great that you found a solution for the stair treads, but I would recommend working on getting their nails shorter too.ReplyCancel

    • Nadia - March 18, 2016 - 12:18 PM

      That was my first thought, too, after seeing the closeup of the dog’s paws. I am trimming/sculpting my puppy’s nails every week in an effort to get them to a short, healthy length.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 12:20 PM

      Good point, Alanna. We have been trying to keep up with CC’s nail trims for the same reason as your pup, it sounds like. Her quicks are so long! Jack is a non-issue – we don’t hear his nails click, and he’s never had a nail trim in his life!ReplyCancel

      • Alanna - March 21, 2016 - 2:09 PM

        Yes its tough! I am just working on counter conditioning my pittie to the dremel. I havent actually touched her paws with it yet. But I did teach her to scratch a board I made covered in sand paper and it really helped the front paws at least. I cant seem to train her to scratch with her back paws. One way to help the quicks to recede is cutting along the “alternate cut line”. you actually take a but off the top and sides, rather than the bottom, essentially trying to wittle the nail away so the quicks are ALMOST exposed. this helps them dry up and recede.ReplyCancel

  • Josh @ The Kentucky Gent - March 18, 2016 - 12:58 PM

    Definitely a higher contrast look than before, and the wood looks shinier – less like wood covered in paint if that makes sense? Great work – as always!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - March 18, 2016 - 1:50 PM

    We have wood stairs and I really want a runner. It would definitely cut down on the amount of noise our dogs make going up and down the stairs in our little rowhouse. I’m interested to see what you guys come up with! I love the Dash & Albert runners but cotton nailed to the floor + 2 big hound dogs seems like a bad combo.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 2:33 PM

      I hear you! I think Dash & Albert also makes more durable outdoor rugs/runners, too. I remember looking into that at one point!ReplyCancel

  • Kate S. - March 18, 2016 - 1:57 PM

    We have four dogs and, believe me, I completely understand your situation. We, too, have painted and touched up and repainted and touched up again . . . and again in an effort to keep our painted stairs looking lovely. It really is an uphill battle! Our situation is exacerbated by the fact that our kitchen is on the first floor and all bathrooms are on the second floor–there’s no way we can avoid going up and down the stairs even for a day.ReplyCancel

  • Bailey - March 18, 2016 - 10:09 PM

    Okay, I know this post is about the stairs, but this is the first time I’ve visited your blog and 1) it’s beautiful 2) — let’s talk about that tile.

    I’ve seen it so much at tile stores recently, but the way it looks in your entryway is AH-MAZING. So obsessed.ReplyCancel

  • Patty connelly - March 19, 2016 - 10:21 AM

    The stairs are beautiful, but get the runner. As our beloved pit max aged, he slipped down our hardwood stairs twice (like the whole way down). After the 1st time, we bought a runner, but didnt get it installed before the 2nd accident. After that he wouldnt go near the stairs and about a year later his hips went and he passed. Granted, he was 13, but those falls down the stairs didnt help an old dog.ReplyCancel

  • Jane - March 20, 2016 - 7:16 PM

    Hey! We have well-polyurethaned steps down to our basement, and they’ve held up great. Our issue has been the dogs slipping on the steps when going downstairs, especially our old man Merlin. (Oh, and me too! I have had some bad tumbles in socks.)

    We didn’t want to add a runner because of the annoyance of having to vacuum it rather than sweep the hair off the stairs, so we added black nonskid tape, one strip at the front of each step. Works like a charm. It doesn’t look great because they’re light wood. But! You have black steps! I wonder if this would work well for you?
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60098895/ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 21, 2016 - 10:14 AM

      That’s the least offensive anti-slip tape I’ve seen! Thanks for the link, Jane!ReplyCancel

  • Dakwerken - March 21, 2016 - 6:42 AM

    Excellent Job !! I have been trying to find a solution to this problem for over a year now. I will be applying this paint coat in stairs and hope it will retain for long time. Thanks Kim for sharing this post.ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - March 21, 2016 - 6:25 PM

    This is just in time as I’m just getting ready to finish mine and I just wasn’t sure what to do.ReplyCancel

  • Alison - April 7, 2016 - 11:32 AM

    I love your stairs and the whole look of this photo! Thanks for sharing your stair tips. Can you also please tell the paint color on your walls — the light gray? And the Blue? Thanks. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 7, 2016 - 11:51 AM

      Thanks, Alison! The light gray is Sterling by Behr, but I only had it tinted at 75% strength, so it’s a little softer than the paint chip. The blue is Hague Blue, Farrow & Ball. :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - May 17, 2016 - 10:24 PM

    Ohh I love it! That black looks so good on the stairs. I am reading back logs of your blog as I’ve been distant in the blogosphere for a while now (I’ve been reading you since the beginning!) and I’m loving what you are doing with your home. It’s so fun to go back and see what you’ve done. Can’t believe I’ve missed so muchReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 18, 2016 - 9:18 AM

      Thanks, Amanda! We are so happy that you’ve been following along for so long. We definitely recognize your name when it pops up. :DReplyCancel

  • Ashley LaMar - May 20, 2016 - 8:14 PM

    So fantastic! We have two dogs (small dogs) and are planning to buy a place in the city next year. We’ve been debating what kind of flooring we could put in with their little nails and I love painted stairs so this is a good info to have.ReplyCancel

BACK TO TOP

When we first started thinking about the finishes we’d like in our bathroom, we weren’t always on the same page. Scott is a big fan of polished chrome; as he’s said before, that shiny finish is like a pair of your favorite blue jeans – always in style. While I agree, it’s no secret that I love touches of gold and brass throughout the home! But as we began narrowing down our favorite faucets and shower head, I quickly crossed over to his side. Polished chrome is peppered throughout the entire bathroom, but when it came time to add hardware and lighting, we both agreed that this was our chance to play.

We teamed up with Rejuvenation – one of our very favorite places on the web (and in-person, too!) – and as we added drawer pulls and sconces, we watched as our bathroom went from very, very white to warm, inviting. We’ve always been big fans of mixing metals, and so we really went for it and layered it all in! Brass in satin and polished finishes, almost-black oil rubbed bronze and shiny chrome all share a starring role in this room.

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We upped our vanity game by choosing walnut drawer fronts to this sink cabinet, but adding these 18″ Larkin drawer pulls set it all off. (Drilling into that walnut was scary, but it was worth every bead of sweat!) Along the side, we installed a beautiful, brassy toilet paper holder – really, how pretty is she?

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I couldn’t shake the idea of adding a hit of shiny brass to the ceiling, which is really only visible if you’re much, much taller than me or if you’re standing in the shower. This is the semi-flush version of the Eastmoreland pendant from our kitchen, and it’s every bit as sweet. The brass base feels a little like a secret; I was only able to get this shot by standing on a step stool inside the tub (truth), but when you’re down low, it feels fresh and simple.

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But! These sconces! We fell in love with the Pittock sconce moons ago, and we were only paralyzed by the decision to go single (times two) or double (times one). In the end, you can see we chose the single sconce, and each one hangs directly above our faucets. The oil rubbed bronze finish reads almost like a deep, rich black, which we chose to bring the black of our floors upwards.

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Throughout the room, we’ve added hunky, brassy hooks that’ll hold our hand and bath towels, and below, you might remember the smaller Larkin pull on our skinny storage solution that mimics the vanity, too.

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Adding brass accents to a typically steamy room will surely add a patina over time, but we personally really, really love that. The most used pulls on our DIY kitchen island have developed well-worn areas, and it adds so much character! (This house is an almost 130-year-old lady after all!) Up next? A shower curtain, hanging our mirror, choosing art and organizing all the storage! The room hasn’t seen much use aside from a few doggie baths, but we’re almost there. So close.

To celebrate all the checked-off items on our bathroom to-do list, Rejuvenation wants to spread the brassy, chrome and oil rubbed goodness to you, too. And so together with Rejuvenation, we’ll be giving away $250 towards anything in their store! Using the Rafflecopter widget below, enter as many ways as you’d like. This giveaway is eligible for those located in the United States or Canada and runs through Friday, March 18th until 5pm CST. The winner will be announced within this post and contacted directly. Good luck and happy entering!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A huge thank you to our long time partner Rejuvenation for teaming up with us on our bathroom renovation, and thank you for supporting our sponsors!

  • Danielle - March 15, 2016 - 6:29 AM

    Wow — I *love* the bronze hardware…especially those hooks!ReplyCancel

  • Casey @Waffling - March 15, 2016 - 7:16 AM

    I need a light for my dining space…right now I just have a semi-modern boob lightReplyCancel

  • Gretchen | Gretchruns - March 15, 2016 - 7:17 AM

    I absolutely LOVE those sconces. They’re gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin B - March 15, 2016 - 7:18 AM

    I am a huge fan of Rejuvenation as well. We’ll be installing their medicine cabinets in our bathroom renovations. They were a lucky clearance find!ReplyCancel

  • Laura B. - March 15, 2016 - 7:20 AM

    Those cauffman drawer pulls tho!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie aucoin - March 15, 2016 - 7:22 AM

    I could totally use this right now!!! Thanks for the giveaway (and the bathroom looks gorgeous, by the way)!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - March 15, 2016 - 7:28 AM
  • Brent - March 15, 2016 - 7:28 AM

    The walnut is incredible, and looks so great with the brass hardware. Infinitely envious of this bathroom!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - March 15, 2016 - 7:30 AM

    So much pretty! Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - March 15, 2016 - 7:35 AM

    My mom just bought a new house, so I’d love t be able to help her get some new fixtures and hardware!

    (By the way, the 11th was last Friday.)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 7:38 AM

      Ah, thanks for the catch. Fixed!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - March 15, 2016 - 7:36 AM

    I’m obsessed with rejuvenation, I’m dying for one of their lights for over my kitchen table!ReplyCancel

  • Lorna - March 15, 2016 - 7:45 AM

    I’m really intrigued by the restored antiques.ReplyCancel

  • Meg - March 15, 2016 - 7:50 AM

    Love the mix of finishes and the beautifully clean and white walls. Are those semihandmade fronts on your sink? I love how perfectly the grain matches across the drawers. Aw heck, I love the whole darn room.

    Question: I’ve been thinking about Hood Pendants in Oil-Rubbed Bronze for a refresh over my dining room table. It is really reading matte black in your pictures; can you tell in person that it is a metallic vs an enamel finish?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 9:46 AM

      Hi Meg, great question! First, we love our Hood pendant in the dining room. It’s one of those classic but statement lighting pieces that ALWAYS gets comments from friends and family when they’re over. Ours is the aged brass finish, but by now, we’ve added a few ORB pendants to the home! We are always amazed at how well made they are. From our experience, Rejuvenation lighting is heavy and sturdy. (These sconces have an amazing weight to them. They feel and look so substantial!) The ORB really does read as a matte black (no reddish undertones), but there’s a great deal of dimension to the ORB. I hope that helps to answer your question – it’s our favorite ORB we’ve seen. We’re not huge fans of all that red coming through, and this doesn’t have that.ReplyCancel

    • Emily - March 15, 2016 - 10:22 AM

      Hi Meg,
      I just wanted to add my 2 cents as my husband and I just installed Rejuvenation’s Hood pendant in our place. The fixture itself is gorgeous and well worth the investment, in my opinion, but the finish (in the aged brass finish anyway) is very thinly applied and scratches very easily. Our pendant’s finish suffered some nicks during the shipping and installation process. I have no idea if you’ll have the same experience with the oil-rubbed bronze finish (I hope not!) but just a heads up, the Hood is gorgeous but may require kid gloves during installation.ReplyCancel

      • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 11:01 AM

        Thank you for chiming in, Emily! I do think that wearing cloth gloves during the install of any of these brass products is necessary.ReplyCancel

        • Meg - March 15, 2016 - 2:12 PM

          Thanks for the tips/info!! Since I’ve got some experienced Hood owners here and apparently I’m fine with hijacking the thread, how high above your table did you hang your fixture?ReplyCancel

          • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 2:17 PM

            Standard height above a table should hover around 3′ for a typical 8′ ceiling, but because we picked ours up in clearance, we didn’t get to choose the length of the rod. Our ceilings are almost 10′ high, and the Hood hangs about 44″ or so above the table. I was worried it would look too high, but we actually love it!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Drury - March 15, 2016 - 8:04 AM

    The Abelard would look great over our dining table. I have a need for multiple fixtures, the decision would be a difficult one!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - March 15, 2016 - 8:16 AM

    Love this idea of mixing metals!ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - March 15, 2016 - 8:16 AM

    I love those sconces! Will you be showing photos of the entire room at some point?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 9:40 AM

      Yes!! As soon as we finish it up. We’re hanging some art, refinishing a mirror and deciding on a shower curtain. It’s those little things that seem to hold up the process the longest!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Schumacher - March 15, 2016 - 8:25 AM

    I love the rejuvenation crystal knobs. I wish they had a matte black finish, although the pull rubbed bronze may be close enough.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 9:39 AM

      The ORB finish is so, so pretty, Kelly! It looks like matte black (no reddish undertones), and the products have a great weight to them.ReplyCancel

  • Alex - March 15, 2016 - 8:28 AM

    Those Larkin pulls look awesome on the walnut doors, and I love the TP holder!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - March 15, 2016 - 8:32 AM

    Can you tell us what you mean when you say you have teamed up with partners? Are the pieces donated to you or given at a discount? It may help your avid readers (like myself!) Better understand why I can’t afford to do these things to my living space.

    Would you consider putting a budget of each of your room renovations in your blog posts?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 9:54 AM

      Absolutely, Meredith! Every partnership is a little different, but in this case, Rejuvenation has donated the product to our renovation. We were customers years ago, and through blogging, they’ve become some of our biggest supporters and strongest collaborators. They’re a great team, and we love that we get to share them with you! One of our favorite things about them is that their pieces are classics – they’ll last for the long haul. A $250 schoolhouse pendant will never go out of style, so you don’t need to swap things out in a couple years to stay ‘on trend.’ They’re truly beautiful pieces.

      The reason we rarely do budget breakdowns with a down-to-the-studs renovation is mostly due to contractor costs. Chicago is definitely pricier than most cities when it comes to hired work, and this old house has some obstacles that – hopefully! – some of you would never have to deal with. Budget breakdowns by project are something we have done in the past, however, and we’re happy to continue doing so as we knock things out as we go. :)ReplyCancel

  • Liz - March 15, 2016 - 8:35 AM

    I would love to update the builder basic hardware we have in our house! This would be fantastic :)ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - March 15, 2016 - 9:03 AM

    Love Rejuvenation! My husband and I have pendant lines from there in our kitchen and they make such a great impact. We’re getting ready to renovate our bathrooms and I really need to consider mixing metals.ReplyCancel

  • yasmara - March 15, 2016 - 9:07 AM

    I have a hallway light crying out for replacement!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah In Indiana - March 15, 2016 - 9:15 AM

    I totally fell in love with that toilet paper holder. I think the plowed chrome is the one for me, though. And I’m in serious need of a wall sconce, but choosing is so difficult! I like the Mist a lot…ReplyCancel

  • Ariella - March 15, 2016 - 9:24 AM

    I love the mixed metal look, especially the brass. Unfortunately my husband is a strict non-metal-mixer. But sometimes I can sneak in accents here and there in the form of pillows or other trinkets.

    As for what we’d use the $250 for? We have a foyer that could really, really use a new light (it’s a bare bulb right now, ugh) and I’ve been hesitating to buy because of expense. Here’s hoping!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 9:38 AM

      A classic foyer light would make ALL the difference!ReplyCancel

  • Marti @ Project Palermo - March 15, 2016 - 9:30 AM

    Looks so good! Rejuvenation is killing it these days – there is no other store that makes so many products that I would love to have in our home.ReplyCancel

  • Jane Lim - March 15, 2016 - 9:33 AM

    I would love these for my new bathroom we will be installing in the summer.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - March 15, 2016 - 9:34 AM

    I’ve been obsessively planning my kitchen reno with brass hardware. I’ve been looking at brass faucets- they are expensive! Maybe the trick is the mix of metals, as you’ve shown here.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - March 15, 2016 - 10:29 AM

    Gorgeous bathroom! I am head over heels for your mixed metals look and I’m especially in love with the drawer pulls you’ve chosen.

    What WOULDN’T I buy with a $250 Rejuvenation gift card??? I love everything they sell. My first spending priority, given $250, would be to replace the boring builder grade hardware in our kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Josh @ The Kentucky Gent - March 15, 2016 - 10:45 AM

    IN LOVE with your bathroom counter – it’s a beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Traci - March 15, 2016 - 11:03 AM

    I love the BRUNO Double-Arm Floor Lamp!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 11:05 AM

      Agreed!! It is so, so pretty.ReplyCancel

    • Traci - March 15, 2016 - 11:07 AM

      oops, hit post too soon.

      I love bathroom remodel. The skinny storage cabinet is ingenious!

      The the BRUNO Double-Arm Floor Lamp, is what I crave from Rejuvenation.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - March 15, 2016 - 11:06 AM

    I was just browsing Pinterest the other day searching for mixed metal inspiration! This if perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • michellei - March 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM

    I love the vintage inspired door knobs they offer! So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - March 15, 2016 - 11:09 AM

    We’ve been slacking on picking out light fixtures, but I’ve had my eye on the Rose City and Hood pendant lights ever since I saw the Hood pendant you guys got for a steal in Portland!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin H. - March 15, 2016 - 11:10 AM

    My boyfriend and I will be closing on our first house in a few weeks and I would love to be able to get a light for over the kitchen table since we’ve never had room for a table at any of our places before!ReplyCancel

  • Sajida - March 15, 2016 - 11:34 AM

    You guys never fail to deliver amazing results. It looks stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Michael - March 15, 2016 - 12:01 PM

    Your bathroom turned out amazing. Never would have thought to turn an IKEA cabinet into a built-in. Great Work!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - March 15, 2016 - 12:11 PM

    I would love a pendant similar to the one you put in your bedroom. I love the way it looks! Right now we have an old (cheap) bright gold ceiling fan. It looks terrible! Love the bathroom and thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - March 15, 2016 - 12:17 PM

    I am really loving the Rejuvenation’s Skyline Rug! Your house is coming along great. We just finished a similar process on our house, redoing room by room and gutting a bathroom, and it’s so stressful and time consuming but SO WORTH IT in the end!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 12:28 PM

      That rug IS beautiful. And you’re right – so worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy H - March 15, 2016 - 12:28 PM

    Gorgeous!
    I especially love the cabinet pulls! I also love HOW you chose to mix the metals. I agree that the shiny chrome is classic so it makes a lot of sense to have your fixtures in that finish as they are much harder to change later, while the pulls and hooks are easy to keep “on trend” or just change out for fun at some point.ReplyCancel

  • courtney - March 15, 2016 - 12:38 PM

    I’m in the market for a new chandelier in my dining room. I have a 1929 tudor so Rejuvenation is a great site to find what fits my house style. I am really digging the berkshire linear pendants!

    http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/collections/berkshire-linear-pendant-oil-rubbed-bronze-with-linen-shadesReplyCancel

  • Danae | Made2Make - March 15, 2016 - 12:41 PM

    Oh, man! Who doesn’t love Rejuvenation?! And I could totally use a little (or a lot!)of Rejuvenation cash for our condo renovation we’ve got underway! Pick me! Pick me!ReplyCancel

  • elizabeth - March 15, 2016 - 12:45 PM

    I love the Cedar & Moss pendant!ReplyCancel

  • ErinY - March 15, 2016 - 12:47 PM

    I’ve been dying for these drawer pulls for our Ikea dresser hack I’m working on.

    http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/collections/harlow-drawer-pull-5

    What’s not to love??ReplyCancel

  • Christy G. - March 15, 2016 - 1:21 PM

    I love the light fixtures. I need a new one for the guest bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Goldman - March 15, 2016 - 1:21 PM

    I mixed metals in my bathroom remodel. We have chrome plumbing fixtures, and chrome legs on the pedestal sink. But the cabinet hardware is (nearly black) ORB, the window hinges are a matte brass, the vintage lighting has a dark brass petina. I love the combination.

    If I were stranded on a desert island and could only funish it with one company, it would be Rejuvenation. It’s hard to pick any one thing that I have my heart set on, but this Cedar & Moss Pendant light sure pleases the eyes! http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/cedar-moss-pendant-8-inReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 3:11 PM

      That sounds so pretty, Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyne - March 15, 2016 - 1:23 PM

    I have several Rejuvenation fixtures in my new home and really do like them. I still swoon over the light in my office. I made the mistake of going with in stock hardware with my custom cabinetry last year, thinking I could upgrade them after to stuff from Rejuvenation or Schoolhouse Electric or someplace like that, only to find that they are all 3.75″ centre to centre….and the selection online for that size is pretty sparse. I would love if companies started carrying more sizes beyond the standard 3″, 4″, etc sizes. Live and learn. I should have measured at the time but it was just so many decisions at once so that one got away from me.ReplyCancel

  • Dani @ Danielle and Co. - March 15, 2016 - 1:30 PM

    Mixing metals is the best way to add character – it seems so much less staged, and packs so much personality! Plus, not having to make one big decision on what metal to use – that’s just always too much pressure for me!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley C - March 15, 2016 - 1:49 PM

    I love the wood and brass starburst clock!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)comReplyCancel

  • Brooke - March 15, 2016 - 1:49 PM

    The brass looks wonderful with the walnut. I wouldn’t have thought to mix 3 different fixture colours but it works!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene - March 15, 2016 - 1:52 PM

    I think you made great choices with the hardware😀ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - March 15, 2016 - 1:57 PM

    I’d love anything to spruce up our sad front porch! We need to rip it off and start over, but that’s not happening anytime soon.ReplyCancel

  • Megan S. - March 15, 2016 - 2:02 PM

    The ROSE CITY 6-LIGHT CHANDELIER needs to come and live above my dining room table…. STAT
    http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/rose-city-6-light-chandelier-36in-wood-circleReplyCancel

  • Kari - March 15, 2016 - 2:17 PM

    Ahhhh… I’m dying to see more of this renovation! So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Flasche - March 15, 2016 - 2:19 PM

    Love your new bathroom, I especially love the handles on your cabinet!ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey - March 15, 2016 - 2:28 PM

    ohh brass, how i love thee! Cedar and Moss pendant all the way– would love to update our bathroom, you’ve got me inspired!ReplyCancel

  • Laurel Oberst - March 15, 2016 - 2:28 PM

    Love the mixed metals! People can get so afraid of this, but it definitely works!ReplyCancel

  • susan s. - March 15, 2016 - 2:30 PM

    i’ve been looking for a fabulous sconce! i love these; thanks for ending my search.ReplyCancel

  • Justynn - March 15, 2016 - 2:31 PM

    Love the hook on the door. Will have to find one of those I think!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - March 15, 2016 - 2:41 PM

    Dang, that’s a lot of finishes in one room, but I live the cabinet handles.ReplyCancel

  • amydb - March 15, 2016 - 2:59 PM

    So many metals! I do love the rejuvenation light fixtures.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn Thorson - March 15, 2016 - 3:04 PM

    Love that vanity. Is it pushed up to a wall or is there room on the sides of it?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 3:10 PM

      It’s centered on the wall it’s on, so there’s about 2″ on each side.ReplyCancel

  • Nicolette - March 15, 2016 - 3:04 PM

    I love this bathroom! I want some gold in one of my bathrooms but have been too afraid to pull the trigger. I do however need a new light in my backyard (currently have the cheapest one I think they make…). I would love a huge vintage looking one like this!

    http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/carson-gooseneck-warehouse/configurations/crane-with-20in-deep-dome-shade-gloss-whiteReplyCancel

  • Emily Ryzak - March 15, 2016 - 3:08 PM

    This would be so handy. I’m dying to redo my bathroom and this would be just the thing to kick it off. I need a new faucet and the west slope faucet would be just the thing.ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - March 15, 2016 - 3:20 PM

    Thank you so much for the ikea door/drawer front info! That walnut is gorgeous and such a good site to have up our sleeves…ReplyCancel

  • Chance - March 15, 2016 - 3:21 PM

    I’ll be honest, I am not into this bronze trend going on right now. I do love the vanity front though!ReplyCancel

  • Jody - March 15, 2016 - 3:24 PM

    Loving the wall-mounted towel warmers for our bathroom. Not only would it look great, but would be so nice on chilly winter days!ReplyCancel

  • jan - March 15, 2016 - 3:33 PM

    tops on my list would be lighting… I’m in LOVE with all the lighting options at RejuvenationReplyCancel

  • Jennifer P - March 15, 2016 - 3:39 PM

    I love the Putman interior door knobs in oil rubbed bronze. We’re currently updating all the old gross ones in our house and I can’t wait to be done!ReplyCancel

  • katie P nc - March 15, 2016 - 3:45 PM

    I’m about to start a bathroom remodel, this would be very very helpful!!! Most of all love the door hooks!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - March 15, 2016 - 3:50 PM

    I’m in love with just about all of the lighting and hardware from Rejuvenation. It’s all so perfect for my little MCM home.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - March 15, 2016 - 3:51 PM

    I just wanted to say that all of your bathroom posts have been super helpful, as we’re currently building a bathroom from scratch in our previously unfinished basement. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gage - March 15, 2016 - 5:01 PM

    amazing timing! i am in the middle of my kitchen renovation and i haven’t picked out the lighting yet. this would be an amazing support, as remodels tend to be very $$!ReplyCancel

  • alex - March 15, 2016 - 5:05 PM

    those larkin pulls are calling my name my kitchen needs some brass love in it stat!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Der - March 15, 2016 - 6:09 PM

    Omg to win would be a dream!!! I would maybe use the gift to buy another really amazing toilet paper holder?! Who knew something could be so beautiful…!!! :DReplyCancel

  • Tamara Witcher - March 15, 2016 - 6:44 PM

    Please! Let me win! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - March 15, 2016 - 6:47 PM

    We’re in the market for our kitchen cabinet hardware…this would be perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Josephine - March 15, 2016 - 7:41 PM

    Never thought I’d like gold but the hunk brassy hooks look awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Richards - March 15, 2016 - 7:42 PM

    We could really use some new house numbers as part of a front door makeover this summer. The aged copper pin-mount metal house numbers look fantastic!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 7:48 PM

      Yes, their house numbers are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - March 15, 2016 - 7:44 PM

    I’ve been eyeing the Marshall fixture for ages. Would love to get it for my bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - March 15, 2016 - 8:00 PM

    Oh man, how I love rejuvenation! We are saving up for our kitchen renovation – and on track to do it within a year. I am so pumped, because this is the first time I’ll have a kitchen designed by us, down to the little details. I have been lusting over rejuvenation’s hardware and lighting for years. The cedar and moss pendants, brass pulls – the stuff dreams are made of!ReplyCancel

  • nadia - March 15, 2016 - 8:03 PM

    natural brass!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julia Levin-Rector - March 15, 2016 - 8:26 PM

    I’m not usually a brass person – but I love all the brass fixtures they have!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa hoffman - March 15, 2016 - 9:03 PM

    I love everything at rejuvenation! I’ve been wanting to snag their dinner bell and a new light for our foyer but it’s hard to decide which one to choose!?!ReplyCancel

  • Amelia - March 15, 2016 - 9:45 PM

    I have a couple of their light fixtures on my wish list right now!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - March 15, 2016 - 11:14 PM

    You know we are knee deep in our own bathroom renovation, so this prize would be PERFECT for us!!ReplyCancel

  • Ale - March 16, 2016 - 4:27 AM

    I absolutely would love to swap out our tired bedroom lamps for two Cylinder Telescoping Wall Lights. Fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - March 16, 2016 - 7:23 AM

    Digging on the medicine cabinets!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Kristina - March 16, 2016 - 9:22 AM

    I’d probably say hardware for our upcoming bathroom reno, and/or hardware for our builder-grade kitchen. You really can’t go wrong!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - March 16, 2016 - 9:27 AM

    I’m swooning over the tiered rectangle pendant from Rejuvenation. My dining room needs it!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - March 16, 2016 - 9:47 AM

    I would get a bathroom faucet!ReplyCancel

  • Ann - March 16, 2016 - 10:37 AM

    Getting ready to remodel our basement…could use some lighting!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - March 16, 2016 - 11:02 AM

    Can we talk for a minute about those walnut drawer fronts???? SWOOOOOON. Thank you for sharing your inspiring space!!

    I would love to replace our uggo ceiling fan in our bedroom and the rejuvenation Heron would do nicely!

    Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - March 16, 2016 - 11:10 AM

    I love your fearlessness with mixing metals. It works so well but so many people just can’t make the leap. Your bathroom is amazing! But not really so surprising seeing as everything you guys do is. Kudos!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Conery - March 16, 2016 - 11:59 AM

    Well, we could certainly use new hardware for our kitchen, but the above comment about house numbers reminded me how much I’d love some new, interesting, bold new number signage too!ReplyCancel

  • mandy - March 16, 2016 - 1:11 PM

    Ahhhh, I’ve been peepin’ those crystal door knobs for way too long.ReplyCancel

  • Heather S - March 16, 2016 - 1:19 PM

    The Cauffman drawer pulls….LOVE <3ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - March 16, 2016 - 3:03 PM

    I dream of a day when my bathroom will look like this. So much goodness. <3ReplyCancel

  • Mandi - March 16, 2016 - 3:29 PM

    What a great look in your bath! And whoo-hoo, RH giveaway :-D!!ReplyCancel

  • Ro osborn - March 16, 2016 - 5:49 PM

    Oh I can’t wait to see the finished bath. And laundry room and bedroom for that matter.

    I have no light in my living room right now besides a lamp and I think the Haleigh wire dome pendant would look good over my fireplace mantle. The ceilings are vaulted so the flexible cord is a must and the ceilings are 20′ high making lighting in there very tricky.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 16, 2016 - 5:51 PM

      The Haleigh is one of our FAVORITES. It’s stunning in every single color/finish!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy metcho - March 16, 2016 - 5:54 PM

    Lovely. The finished bathroom is going to look killer!

    I would love to own the momo single sconce.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - March 16, 2016 - 7:34 PM

    Those brass drawer tho…dayum! They make my heart sing! You mixed the metals to the max!ReplyCancel

  • Marnie - March 16, 2016 - 7:52 PM

    We need schoolhouse pendants for just about every room in our house – plus our porch. Love them and rejuvenation!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - March 16, 2016 - 8:26 PM

    Lovely! Right down to the TP holderReplyCancel

  • Lisa Leyboldt - March 16, 2016 - 8:55 PM

    I love the cabinet/door combo! For some reason the IKEA link isn’t working? Anyway, I’m hoping to win so I could get that beautiful blue rug for my living room…ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - March 16, 2016 - 9:16 PM

    Our kitchen is undergoing an update and I have my eye on either the simple iron shelf brackets or the hairpin ones. Too many great choices!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 16, 2016 - 10:01 PM

      Those hairpin brackets are to die.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - March 16, 2016 - 11:07 PM

    Love the mixed metals!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis Payne - March 17, 2016 - 1:20 AM

    I always worry about mixing metals, but this is so gorgeous! The multi wall hooks and the toilet paper roll holder have me green with envy.
    What art are you thinking for the space? Do you have to use any special framing to protect the art?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 17, 2016 - 8:24 AM

      Hi Alexis! So far, we’ve hung our renovation photo, and we have another couple of prints in waiting. :) Nothing special to protect, honestly. We’ve always just hung art protected with glass in our bathrooms over the years, and we haven’t had any issues. It’s always nice to pretty up a bathroom space with art and photos!ReplyCancel

  • Mary G - March 17, 2016 - 8:04 AM

    WOW! Your renovations continue to inspire me! These brass fixtures from Rejuvenation are SO pretty. I am in the process of gutting my own bathroom right now and starting fresh. My house was built in 1920 and is quite the project :)

    I would love to dress up the new room with some of my own beautiful brass accents.ReplyCancel

  • ann - March 17, 2016 - 8:46 AM

    Typically, I browse their entire website. but I especially love their hardware. And pillows.ReplyCancel

  • Allison H - March 17, 2016 - 8:54 AM

    wow!! everything is pulling together so nicely!! job well done!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - March 17, 2016 - 9:30 AM

    I love how fresh and clean your bathroom is turning out! And you’re right, the mix of metals really makes it come alive and feel a bit warmer. Good job you guys! I can’t wait to see some wide shots of the whole room finished!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly J. - March 17, 2016 - 9:32 AM

    Love, LOVE the brass!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - March 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM

    That brass toilet paper holder!! Such an elegant piece for a non-elegant job.ReplyCancel

  • Luna - March 17, 2016 - 1:29 PM

    Love your renovation projects and style!ReplyCancel

  • Aida Johnston - March 17, 2016 - 1:50 PM

    I’m also updating my bathroom and… it’s so overwhelming! I like the Calfield Cabinet knobs- they remind me of marble hex tiles.ReplyCancel

  • Allison - March 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM

    Entered! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • jillian - March 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM

    I’m not sure I could pick one thing that I love. We just moved into a new home, and are slowly updating the fixture to our style. I’d probably start with these for our boys’ bathroom!

    http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/jefferson-6inReplyCancel

  • Inna Dicostanzo - March 17, 2016 - 2:08 PM

    There are too many amazing things at Rejuvenation to pick just one! I love their barn sliding doors, all of their kitchen island pendants, and beautiful cabinet hardware!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - March 17, 2016 - 2:48 PM

    Looks great! Taking one’s time often leads to more purposeful design and decor and it shows!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Wenzel - March 17, 2016 - 3:18 PM

    I am in love with their lighting! It looks so nice in your old home. Although we’re in need of some bathroom cabinet hardware too, so that probably tops my list at the moment. Who knew drawer pulls were so hard to agree on?!?!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - March 17, 2016 - 4:11 PM

    ooo i think the mix of metals feels super fresh! great ideaReplyCancel

  • Megan - March 17, 2016 - 5:58 PM

    I have been eyeing their wall scones for some different bedside lighting. Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - March 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM

    I’d love to get a couple of those sweet toilet paper holders!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy D. - March 17, 2016 - 7:35 PM

    I’m loving the selection of drawer pulls! I’m torn btwn Edge, Coffman, & Ramsey. Would love to update my kitchen cabinets and drawers with those!ReplyCancel

  • jenni - March 17, 2016 - 10:34 PM

    I love Rejuvenation’s modern house numbers.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja - March 17, 2016 - 11:04 PM

    I have been a fan of rejuvenation for years. I really like your fixturesReplyCancel

  • Ellen K. - March 17, 2016 - 11:37 PM

    I’ve been looking and looking for brass fixtures. How did I not come across that brass TP holder?! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Amy - March 18, 2016 - 10:14 AM

    We have a bathroom that I have (thus far) refused to sink any money into *except* for paint. You know when you have those rooms (okay like your bedroom up until recently) that you KNOW you’ll gut one day so why spend any effort and time on it until that day? That’s how I justified leaving the bathroom fixtures but I can’t take the shiny chrome any longer. Plus I can reuse them if we do gut that bathroom one day… Right?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 10:17 AM

      Oh, I hear you! When a room feels like it’s in such disrepair, it doesn’t make too much sense to us to spend much money to make it ‘just okay.’ We’d rather save for the overhaul!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - March 18, 2016 - 1:54 PM

    Oh, I so need a new dining room light fixture! I really adore yours, and those bathroom sconces… love!

    Thanks for the give-away.ReplyCancel

  • Hira - March 19, 2016 - 12:33 PM

    Could you do a post on the installation of the Ikea vanity? Hoping to use it in my bathroom reno so would be great to see how you installed it!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 21, 2016 - 10:16 AM

      Hi Hira, I didn’t take any photos during the install, but we literally just followed the instructions to wall mount the vanity!ReplyCancel

  • Kara - March 19, 2016 - 1:51 PM

    Love the vanity fronts and hardware – beautiful!ReplyCancel

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