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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For the last week, our life has mostly revolved around one thing: Baseboards. You know I love them so! (HA.) Now that the bedroom is almost checked off the trim-list, there are just 3 rooms left in the whole house that are still in need, but who’s counting? (Ha-HA!) It’s funny the things you learn about yourself as you work on a fixer upper; who wants to demolish the entire first floor ceiling? We do! Who wants to rip up carpet and lay down floors and paint the deck? Us! Who wants to pull up existing baseboards and install new? Um.

For a task that we find the least enjoyable, it really does make all the difference in the world. (We still laugh about the time we were thisclose to finishing the entryway, but we had yet to install baseboards. A friend came over and asked, wait, have you started renovating the entryway yet? Case in point: Baseboards are a game changer.) But! In between trim-cutting and quarter-round-ing, we’ve been preparing the bedroom for its super-soon, extra dark color. Up until a few days ago, the room was patchy sheens of matte and satin from varying brands of primer. And that lighting situation? We needed to get on that:

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Back when our contractors installed the new windows and built out the drywall for our closet, we also had them relocate our ceiling junction box so that it was centered within the room. We hadn’t yet decided on a light fixture, so for the last couple of months, we’ve been bare-bulb-ing it. Knowing that we’d need to paint the ceiling before we painted our walls, the time had come to do something about it, and while we were at it, we decided to add some interest with a simple ceiling medallion.

To be honest, we picked it up on a whim, thinking it might be fun to try. Before cracking the ceiling paint, we adhered the medallion with construction adhesive and quickly re-installed the current light to hold it in place for a few hours.

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I was a bit hesitant about our choice, and I asked Scott if we should backtrack immediately – there’s still time!, I said. Instead, we pushed forward, I caulked the seam where it meets the drywall, and then it was time to paint.

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We used Behr’s Ultra Pure White paint in a matte finish for the ceiling, painting two coats onto the medallion as well. We were happy (and a bit relieved) to notice that we liked the look! Our light fixture is the Eastmoreland pendant from Rejuvenation with an 18″ drop and a 14″ schoolhouse shade – a classic combination.

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Above, you might notice that the ceiling paint drops down onto the wall about 2 feet. See it?

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After expressing our concerns for pairing dark paint with less-than-stellar ceilings (they slope about 1″+ from one side of the room to the other), you all came up with the best suggestions for remedying the problem! (See the comments in this post.) We weighed the pros and cons of bringing the wall color into the ceiling by 4-6″ versus creating a straight line about 12″+ down from the ceiling. In the end – and after being inspired by this bedroom and this living room! – we decided to paint 3/4+ up the wall. Knowing myself all too well, a crooked paint line along the ceiling would only increase the chances of restless nights for all of eternity; the issue, as you can see, quickly escalated into a health concern, very much.

Painting will commence this weekend!

  • Gabrielle - March 10, 2016 - 7:48 AM

    This is the paint job I’ve been dreaming of doing in our living room! One thing I’m worried about is how to get a super straight line. If you discover any tips or tricks from keeping the line from waving please share when you talk about the process. Thanks a million!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 10, 2016 - 8:05 AM

      We will! We’ve got our tape ready and picked up a laser level this week. Fingers crossed for a straight line!ReplyCancel

  • Josh | The Kentucky Gent - March 10, 2016 - 8:13 AM

    Read about painting the wall 3/4+ up on Bright Bazaar awhile back, and it’s a GENIUS idea! Definitely going to keep that in mind for my attic space.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 10, 2016 - 8:41 AM

      I just saw that segment on good morning America (I think?) not too long ago as well! The timing was perfect, as we were debating it over here.ReplyCancel

  • emily @ go haus go - March 10, 2016 - 8:17 AM

    I second Gabrielle. Dream paint job! Can’t wait to see. You all have made so much progress. And I agree… trim is NOT FUN!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - March 10, 2016 - 8:17 AM

    It’s going to look amazing! I can’t wait to see it painted!!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen | Gretchruns - March 10, 2016 - 9:30 AM

    I am SO excited to see how this all comes together! And I love the light..simple but beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Antonella - March 10, 2016 - 10:29 AM

    Your timing is perfect, because I too want to go dark on the bedroom walls :-) I’m excited to see how this comes together!

    Quick question: I was thinking to paint the same dark color on my wardrobe doors as well, sort of like this:
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/df/c0/73/dfc073f5b90894c818a8aee898c59647.jpg

    How would you treat the ceiling paint drop? Do you think it would look ankward if there’s a tall wardrobe that covers a big portion of the drop on one wall? Hope my English makes sense to you :-)

    all the bestReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 10, 2016 - 1:10 PM

      Antonella, I hope I’m understanding your questions, but I don’t think it would look awkward at all! Once we’re done, the ceiling drop will cut into our closet doors and the large window. I think we’ll be painting the walls dark ABOVE the laundry room door and entry door to the room, because they’re only 80″ high. Our closet and windows are much taller though – I’d say close to 95″! If you look at this inspiration photo, you’ll see that the ceiling drop cuts into the window and archway, and it still looks pretty, we think: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AZ-GgP4eJJdNqPLCKi_cGtriboDzzk5oNVQrPa_yr2Yl_Lf-NlTir7s/ReplyCancel

      • Antonella - March 11, 2016 - 3:07 AM

        Thanks for your reply! You understood perfectly my broken English :-) Looking forward to seeing how it all comes up!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - March 10, 2016 - 1:09 PM

    Good call. I think you’re going to love the look. It’s one of my favorite things about my house.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 10, 2016 - 1:11 PM

      You were the one to help us decide! THANK YOU.ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - March 10, 2016 - 4:20 PM

    The dark wall brought down like that will look awesome!
    The scribbles on the ceiling medallion made me chuckle because I did the same in our bedroom and it is visible through the medallion still!!! Ooooops ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 10, 2016 - 4:36 PM

      I’ve learned to not do that with paint on the walls anymore – you can ALWAYS still see it. Ha!ReplyCancel

  • Tori - March 11, 2016 - 7:49 AM

    What a great solution! I can’t wait to see how the painting turns out!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - March 11, 2016 - 9:33 AM

    While I’m as anxious as the next person to see this paint job, what I REALLY think needs to commence this weekend is copious amounts of drinking at your favorite St. Patty’s Day party. ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 11, 2016 - 9:49 AM

      This is true! We’ll knock this out, and we’ll be ready for our Guinness in the afternoon!ReplyCancel

      • Amy Lynn - March 11, 2016 - 3:14 PM

        Yay! We’ll have one (or several) at the ready! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nadia - March 12, 2016 - 4:14 PM

    That light fixture was a great choice! I can’t wait to see what it looks like once you get it all painted :)ReplyCancel

  • Dani @ Danielle and Co. - March 14, 2016 - 3:01 PM

    How does that little ceiling medallion add so much to the room? It’s crazy how the little details add a whole layer of sophistication to a room… We haven’t replaced most of our light fixtures yet, but after seeing this I’m feeling pretty solid on medallions!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - March 14, 2016 - 10:03 PM

    Would you mind sharing where you got the greenish pillow on the bed?? I love what you have done with the space!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 15, 2016 - 7:44 AM

      Thanks, Laura! It’s from CB2.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - March 18, 2016 - 4:43 PM

    Love those sconcesReplyCancel

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We took last week off to rest our brains, recharge and have an adventure. Not even two days into vacation, we found ourselves talking about bedroom trim and paint (where to end that pesky line!), and I spent an embarrassing amount of time on eBay searching for the perfect vintage rug. I guess that’s to say our downtime was a success; I was so nervous that we’d come home and feel anxious about starting back up, but that’s the funny thing about time away from the grind. Once you give yourself a moment to wind down, your brain finds the space to feel creative again. (Imagine that!) All that to say, we’re feeling good. We’re ready to dive back in! We finished the last steps of this skinny bathroom storage project right before we left, so let’s get to it:

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One of the main concerns in our master bath renovation – as is typically the case with most rooms – was storage. At the time, our bathroom had very little, with a small under sink cabinet that lacked any sort of organization. (Despite my best efforts of adding a basket to corral a few items, it just wasn’t working!) We added a huge-but-slim IKEA medicine cabinet (like this, minus the mirror finish), but our new plans included a sleek mirror or two in its place. This GODMORGAN vanity was on the to-buy list, and while that would already be a storage upgrade to what we were used to, we couldn’t kick the idea of adding shelving – or a cabinet? – to the extra foot of space at the end of the bathtub for cleaning supplies, extra hand towels and an endless toilet paper supply.

While we were at IKEA choosing our GODMORGAN configuration, we noticed the LILLANGEN! It was super slim, tall and had a door to hide away any mess. Yes! It can be tough to tell in the store exactly how these pieces all fit together, but we crossed our fingers and told ourselves we could trim the door, back and shelves to the proper width, if needed. We bought the unit and gave rough measurements to our contractor, asking them to leave the opening as wide as possible, but we requested a height of 70″+ to accommodate the LILLANGEN. Below, you’ll see that they left that dead space pretty open; there’s no trim, just a big empty hole:

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The cabinet was 11 3/4″ wide, which was, of course, a hair too wide for the leftover space. We also didn’t want it all the way up against the wall for a couple reasons: 1) There needed to be a place for our baseboards and tile to dead-end into, for starters, 2) we wanted to balance the right side with the left side, and 3) along those same lines, we needed room to add trim all around.

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By using scrap 2x4s, we created a framework along the right side of where the cabinet would go. They didn’t need to be structural in any way, but we would be screwing into them to secure the unit. Scott used the nail gun and several wood screws (directly into studs) to install one 2×4 at the front and the other centered 15″ back (the depth of the LILLANGEN).

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With that complete, we were ready to customize our cabinet to fit the space! We put it together most of the way – including adding the hinged door – so we could get the exact measurements of all the pieces that would need trimmed.

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Our new opening, due to the addition of the 2x4s, narrowed the width by 1 1/2″. To give us enough room to squeeze the unit into the space, we decided to take 2″ off the door, back and shelves. Because these pieces are all different widths to begin with (the door being the widest, the shelves being the most narrow), we measured each of these items separately and took it back apart for the big cuts on our table saw! Before ripping anything down on these particle board pieces, we always tape off the cut with blue tape to keep the white finish from chipping:

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With everything at the right width, we put it all back together again. Luckily, it’s a pretty simple unit! Our cuts eliminated the holes needed to attach the final side, so we (very, very carefully!) used wood screws. Drilling a pilot hole first always helps to prevent these thin pieces from splitting.

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Finally, it was time to shimmy the LILLANGEN into place! We screwed it into the studs from the inside to keep it secure, but I can promise you this – it is in there. Below on the left, the unit is roughed in, and on the right, we added thin lattice strips to finish the look:

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At this point, the door still had a raw edge, the trim needed a good spackling and every last seam was waiting to be caulked:

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But man, all that magical glue (aka, spackle and caulk – the secret behind every old house!) really turned it around! You can see above that the in-process photos began before tiling, because we wanted to get this in place first. Starting below, the walls have been painted white (Clark+Kensington’s Silent White), the trim and door were painted with a semi-gloss finish (Behr’s Ultra Pure White), and we added this pretty brass handle, too!

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You can see how adding the 2×4 was necessary not only to kick the unit off the wall (allowing the door to open more freely), but it also gives the trim a place to rest and the baseboards and tile to end:

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We’re thrilled with how it turned out (!), and we gained so much usable space for all those things that get stashed into bathrooms. We’ll pick up storage bins to keep things contained, and you guys, we’re almost there!

PS… We’ve been nominated for a Better Homes & Gardens DIY Blogger Award, which has us going ‘what?!’ and ‘hooray’! Feel free to vote right here, but know this: we can’t thank you guys enough for being our biggest support system.

  • Carol - March 1, 2016 - 7:28 AM

    Welcome back! I was crossing my fingers that there would be a post waiting and here it is – And it’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Steph M. - March 1, 2016 - 8:49 AM

    Genius! I love it when you can make such great use out of something that would normally be closed up. It’s so good!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Hager - March 1, 2016 - 10:27 AM

    I love how this turned out. I’m in the process of buying a house and it has a funky little space like that too. This might work for us to add some extra storage!

    Laura
    http://laurelandfern.com/ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 1, 2016 - 1:52 PM

      Congrats on your future house!ReplyCancel

  • Josh | The Kentucky Gent - March 1, 2016 - 11:21 AM

    My friends had cabinets just like this built into their kitchen around their fridge. Gorgeous house, but zero storage. Always helps when you have handy friends!ReplyCancel

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

      What a great idea! Our kitchen is unbearably small with little storage, but a “loose” fridge. This just might be the idea I need- thanks!ReplyCancel

    • KathleenC - March 4, 2016 - 10:53 AM

      That’s it! Thank you for this comment! I too have a “loose” fridge, and (I have to admit) I hadn’t made the connection between this bathroom space solution and my kitchen… but this might be the perfect solution to using those side spaces.ReplyCancel

      • Kim - March 4, 2016 - 10:59 AM

        Especially because this cabinet is so tall, it would make a perfect fridge companion!ReplyCancel

  • Carol - March 1, 2016 - 11:30 AM

    Another great idea for small spaces! Digging your choice in floor tile too!ReplyCancel

  • Staci - March 1, 2016 - 11:37 AM

    This turned out beautifully! I’ve never done an IKEA hack (so much measuring and re-measuring) but I am so happy your plan came together the way you imagined!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 1, 2016 - 1:54 PM

      Don’t be afraid to measure and re-measure! Hacking IKEA is the best part of IKEA, haha.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Der - March 1, 2016 - 1:27 PM

    Oh my goodness it looks totally dreamy! That brass handle… (!!!!!)!

    I just voted–I very much hope you guys win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - March 1, 2016 - 2:30 PM

    Awesome job! More storage is never a bad thing! Question – is the difference between wall color and trim color more noticeable in person? It’s nearly imperceptible in photos.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 1, 2016 - 2:38 PM

      They’re pretty close. :) We chose the same white that we put in our shipping room – it’s clean and warm without feeling yellow. We’ve always loved a white bathroom!ReplyCancel

  • Iz - March 2, 2016 - 7:42 AM

    It looks great, but I can’t help wonder if wouldn’t have been easier (for people as handy as you guys) to just construct your own shelves and door to fit the space?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 2, 2016 - 9:34 AM

      Maybe! We considered it. But when it comes to adding hinges to doors and getting everything to close properly, I’m not sure we trusted ourselves enough to get it all squared up. Plus we saved some time by not having to paint every piece of wood – just the door!ReplyCancel

  • Dani @ Danielle and Co. - March 2, 2016 - 8:54 AM

    What a great use of a little bit of space! Ikea always comes to the rescue… We just incorporated their Ragrund unit as opening shelving in our bathroom; not too big, not too small! The handle you chose makes it look much more custom and like it was built right along with the house.

    http://danielleandco.com/blog/2016/design-around-bold-sheetsReplyCancel

  • Sarah - March 2, 2016 - 9:15 AM

    I just bought an old house and dream of the day when my bathroom might look like yours. Right now it’s just peeling paint on the tub that clogs, the tiniest sink known to mankind, and zero storage. That ikea hack is a game changer!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 2, 2016 - 9:32 AM

      We hear you! We’ve been dreaming of this day for almost 3 years, haha. You’ll get there! I think it’s better to live with it for a while anyway – had we done this renovation when we first moved in, we probably wouldn’t have had the funds or patience to expand the room like we did. It made us realize what we really, really wanted in the bath.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - March 2, 2016 - 10:36 AM

    How did you address the raw edge on the door? Did you manage to get the trim piece off the part you sawed off? We have a weird space in our bathroom we want to build something into and this sure inspired me!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 2, 2016 - 11:16 AM

      Hi Molly, we just painted the raw edge of the door AND the front of the door in a semi-gloss pure white to match the rest of our trim! We discarded the piece we trimmed off.ReplyCancel

  • Abby - March 7, 2016 - 1:06 PM

    This cabinet is exactly what we need for our laundry room, but I have passed it by on Ikea’s website because it says it has a mirrored front (the version you linked). Is the mirror detached where you can just use the white front without it?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 9, 2016 - 8:37 AM

      Hi Abby, sorry for the delay in my reply – your comment got stuck in the spam filter! To answer your question, IKEA does sell one with a mirror front, but they also sell it with a plain white front, too. I think they even sell it in the brown/black, and there’s one more option with holes in the door (for laundry, which might work for you?). :)ReplyCancel

  • Evelina - March 9, 2016 - 7:16 PM

    A closet like this seriously is SO handy. Bathrooms never have enough storage. And I am ga-ga over the handle you chose!!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate HouseReplyCancel

  • Amy - March 17, 2016 - 4:11 PM

    Beautiful space — I put similar brass drawer pulls and sconces in our daughters’ bathroom and have recently been on the hunt for accessories (towel bar, toilet paper holder, etc.) to compliment the brass. I am a big fan of mixed metals as well. Our plumbing fixtures are polished chrome while our door hardware is matte black. Will definitely be visiting Rejuvenation. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 18, 2016 - 9:48 AM

      Amy, you and us have similar taste in metal mixing. :)ReplyCancel

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