It's not only a Monday, but the Monday after the time-change. Such a double whammy! Regardless, happy Monday!
We had a fun-filled weekend installing some new door hardware around the house. To be fair, I installed the easy ones and Justin was in charge of the more complicated ones. Here's the fun that was waiting for us on Friday evening when we got home from work.
This was the before situation on every dang door. It's not terrible, but those levers do nothing for me and the finish wasn't nice looking at all.
Remember how I said that "good" brass is back? Well I mean it. Here's what our doors are adorned with now. It's the Emtek Turino lever in French Antique with the regular rosette.
One of the things I've known since day one in this house is that I wanted crystal knobs on the master bath doors. Lucky for me, Emtek also offers beautiful crystal knobs and I could get them in the same finish with the same rosette as the levers. These are the Old Town knobs.
When I woke up yesterday (the first day after we installed them), they were the first thing I saw and they brought an immediate smile to my face. And isn't that what decorating is all about -- making decisions that make you smile?
In case you're curious, most of our other hardware (all faucets, kitchen hardware, etc.) are polished nickel. It doesn't bother me at all to mix finishes. In fact, I really like it. I love the warmth the brass brings to the table.
The hardware is even more beautiful that what I thought it would be. In case you're in the market, I ordered them through Simpson's Hardware. They had the best price by far and the customer service was great. For the record, they don't know who I am; I just wanted to pass along the website in case anyone else is looking for new door hardware. Oh, and Emtek has no idea who I am either. I am just one very happy customer.