Bathroom Door Hardware

For one whole year after the new master bath was done there was no door to the bedroom because I was waiting to find a five panel salvaged door to match all the others in the house.  Then my neighbors bought and renovated the little house between our two and kindly gave me two doors.  However, as you can see, the door had yucky cheapo hardware installed by my handyman until I found just the right thing. And it doesn’t even fit, but hey, it closes the door (sorta).

Yucky ill-fitting doorknob

So today I found a wonderful website, House of Antique Hardware,  that has just what I need to cover up that extra hole and look fantastic.  And they have hinges too!  So, two of these babies will be ordered, one for the master and one for the downstairs bath that is getting a makeover in chrome.  Won’t these look swell!

(It will be in chrome in my installation.)

And they have hinges, too, and all sorts of other beautiful hardware for period or even more modern homes.  When my new front door arrives I’ll source the hinges and backplate here (I already have the doorknobs I want).

Bathroom Mirror

I’m in the process of converting all of the brass fixtures in my downstairs bathroom to chrome.  That brass is looking oh so twenty years ago… so what to do about the mirror?  I really like its size and shape, and even how it has aged in the corners.

But it is, admittedly, VERY GOLD.  So, how about a tiny painting project?  Using the sample I got for the kitchen floor and some of the paint I used to sponge paint the walls a couple of years ago I sanded, painted, sanded to get the following look:

Which in close up looks like this:

I think I just saved myself some money 🙂

Stained Glass Project

Photo from Nor’east Architectural Salvage

Imagine this color glass. (I know it is probably clear in reality, but I’m going for the pale lavendar color it appears to be). Imagine two nice big panes on ebay.  Imagine a guest bathroom that is painted a mauvy/lavendary/purply color from several years ago at Restoration Hardware.  Imagine that the antique glass panes could be made into something totally cool for little or nothing and hung in front of the window over the antique tub.  I imagined all of that, bought the glass for $40 and now I have to figure out how to make this project happen!! I’ll keep you posted.