These cruddy knobs have been in our bathroom about 4 years now and I kept staring at them, knowing they needed to go. Just wasn’t sure which direction I wanted to go with them. See, when we first moved in here, I tried to go with silver tones in here and after trying these knobs in silver first, decided ehhhhh, didn’t like that color. It just went dead in here, in spite of the blue walls which usually look good with silver.
And so, as most good DIY divas do, I painted the knobs. Only you can see that they didn’t last too long and the bronze started rubbing off. That’s the problem with painting things that get touched a lot. It usually doesn’t last.
Did you know about the knobs from Hobby Lobby? They now carry a TON of beautiful and decorative knobs for bathroom, dressers, kitchens, that cute piece of furniture you just finished painting. They are very Anthropologie-like knobs.
There are so many colors and styles to choose from. Priced from around $2.99 to $5.99 each, they put them on sale at 1/2 off about once a month, which of course I waited for.
LOVE these monogram black and white ones. Where could you use one of these?
Fleur de lis are oh, so chic.
And there are several vintage style glass ones to choose from, from small to large. This is just a fraction of what they carry.
So, I hunted down the blues and found THESE for our master bath. They are perfect!
See how cute they are with the rug?
Love, love them. I found these rugs at Ballard Designs, by the way. It was hard to find these colors 3 or 4 years ago, but I do believe that blue is making a comeback.
I’ll tell you a little bit of my thinking in this room. We have this brass shower surround, which I guarantee you is not going anywhere. As much as I’d love to have a seamless glass shower surround, there is nothing wrong with this one, so I concentrate on things that need changing the most. I choose my battles wisely, and this ain’t it . I can live with this brass. I mentioned that I almost went silver in here with the hardware, but with the warm brass, it just made more sense to go with antique gold in here.
Just because someone will ask, the wall color here is Kilz Magellan, from Walmart.
And we have a mix of brass and chrome on the faucets, tub, shower and sinks. I’m pretty sure those aren’t going anywhere either. So, this is a lesson in learning to live with what you have.
We’ll keep the brass surround.
I painted my towel holders and hooks in an antique gold color when we first moved in.
Painted this glass shelf and the tops of those glass jars, all antique gold. And with the bamboo blinds and the rugs, it all works well together, I think.
I replaced the light fixtures with these pretty antiquey bronzey gold ones. The ones that were in the house were really ugly, shiny brass. This gold I really like. So, instead of fighting with the gold and brass in here, I embraced it. And I like the way it’s all come together.
I found this pretty striped fabric last summer for $3 a yard and have BIG plans to sew some pretty toppers for my bamboo blinds in here. Don’t have it completely figured out, but it will probably be very simple, maybe stapled on a board above the window. Now that I have a sewing machine, I can do this. And even though the stripe is more yellowy than the rug, I think it will all be pretty together, once they are hung up. I also have plans to add some beadboard wallpaper in the water closet with chair rail.
So, you can see I’m still tweaking in the master bath. A little bit of progress at a time and it will be finished. Those knobs just got things rolling once again and I’ll tackle the rest soon.
You can see that tile is waiting on me and that will be NEXT! Subway tiling around the tub has begun.