This cabinet in our main bathroom has a little bit of a history, which I plan on going into detail about when I do the sixth installment of the Remodeling Series.
Which I am going to do. Honestly. I just keep waiting for the last thing to be done in the master bath…
Which I shouldn’t wait for, really. I mean, we’ve lived with it for a year and a half as it is and though it’s not very nice to look at, we just don’t really see it anymore (does this ever happen to anyone else? It’s like, “wow, it’s really been _____ number of months – or years!- and we still haven’t finished that?”). My eye just focuses on all the things that are done, and, well…years do go by.
But I don’t want anyone else to see it, even if we don’t.
Don’t even expect me to try and explain that one.
And notice how I’m skillfully avoiding even mentioning the thing we didn’t finish, but that isn’t pretty to look at? You’ll have to stay tuned for the oft-mentioned bathroom remodeling post to see if I even mention it then.
In the meantime, we’ve have this cabinet for your perusal in the main bath that has bugged me from the time it was finished – a year and a half ago. I painted it creamy white, which I love- that’s not it. I added the carved wood decoration , which I’m OK with, so that’s not it.
It’s the glass handles.
Which is really weird, because I LOVE glass handles and have them everywhere else in our house and am perfectly happy with them.
But this room is periwinkle and black and I’ve just always felt the handles needed to be dark. But I didn’t want stark black against the white, and I didn’t want bronze because there is no bronze anywhere and I didn’t want silver because, well, that’s not dark either.
Do you know how hard it is to find handles that would fit my criteria? Since it’s been a year and a half, I’m sure you can guess. Oh. And they couldn’t be expensive, either. Joy.
I had been looking at dark pewter handles, but they’ve all been expensive or ugly. Sorry, probably not ugly to everyone. I guess I should just say, not my style.
So I was pretty stoked when I was at Target last week and found pewter handles and knobs on clearance for a little over $3 each that I actually liked! Still not the cheapest things around, but not $5 either.
So, I finally put them on today (wouldn’t you know, the screws weren’t long enough and I had to get to the hardware store…) and, guess what?
I’m not sure about them. I know. This is really pathetic. What do you think?
Here’s what I’m wondering:
I actually love the handles, but the knobs are three times the size of the handle rosettes- is it strange-looking?
Do the silver hinges go with the dark knobs? Although, you really don’t notice them that much because you are usually standing in the bathroom, not squatting in the door like I was to get the pictures.
Are the glass ones better and I’m just wrong in thinking they’d look better dark? This one is hard, because I haven’t shown you the rest of the room with the huge black and white toile shower curtain, but I’d love your thoughts, anyway.
So tell me, glass or “antique” pewter- which would you choose?