This week I don’t have much progress so let’s talk about bathroom hardware and lighting. I’ve been searching the internet for weeks trying to find cheap hardware that was also brass and didn’t look like it was from my grandma’s kitchen. I had my heart set on this one from myknobs.com and also I think it’s available online through Lowes as well for about $11 each.
I did debate early on spray painting similar hardware gold but wasn’t sure how it would hold up. Well thanks to Melissa from the Polished Habitat she blogged about her spray painted hardware from last fall’s ORC so I decided to take a chance and save some money on hardware. I purchased these Stainless Steel brass pulls from Home Depot for a total of $45 for 6 pulls and this can of gold spray paint from walmart which has plenty left in it for other projects! It’s the only gold spray paint I like to use and I can only find it at wal-mart.
So I gave a little sneeky peaky on my instagram (you may want to follow me to see more) earlier this week because it was pretty much perfection with the vanity cabinet! And do you see part of the faucet?!?
Now moving onto lighting. This is the current lighting in our bathroom, it’s from Lowes and we purchased it maybe two years ago.
I don’t mind the light and it worked well with the last mirror but I would prefer a chrome light fixture to match the faucet. Also since changing out the mirror, I feel like I need something a little smaller and pointing up instead of down. My only worry is that three lights won’t be bright enough for the bathroom but maybe we just use brighter light bulbs?
I’ve been on what feels like every lighting site on the internet looking for cheap but nice lighting. Cheap in my case is $125 or less, this is a budget reno after all. Here is some lighting I have considered, my first choice is out of the budgeted range but I included it anyways because it’s a beautiful choices and probably what someone else would consider reasonable to pay for lighting.
- Lowes – Progress Lighting 3 Light Fortune
- Wayfair – Carlisle by Vaxel
- Restoration Hardware – Lugarno
- Amazon – Eurofase Dorado
- ATG Stores – Jeremiah Lighting
- Lighting Direct – Somerville
- Home Depot – Progress Madison Collection
- Home Depot – Millenium Collection
- Amazon – Nuvo Soho
I need to decide on lighting soon in case I need to have it shipped to me. The first one is my favorite, anyone have that light just laying around and you want to sell it to me for $50? Better yet, maybe Lowes wants to send it to me for free? HA! A girl can dream, right?
Here’s a little mockup with my favorite light, the shades look funky because it didn’t come through very well so I edited it myself.
And here’s a few mockups of the lights I really like. I’d love your thoughts, so feel free to vote!
So here’s where we are going into week 5, Yikes! Time to get our butts in gear and make some decisions! I still haven’t figured out a shower curtain or artwork yet.
While I get busy shopping, make sure you head over to Linda’s blog at Calling it Home and check out what kind of progress everyone else has made this week!