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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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!