Monday, July 9, 2012

All That Glitters is Champagne Bronze?

The guest bathroom makeover continues, and I've made a few more changes. (Unfortunately, none of those changes include the painting of the vanity.)

However, I did finally add the all-important bathroom accessories... toilet paper and towel holders.

The bathroom previously had oil-rubbed bronze accessories to match the faucets. But, I thought they'd look dull against the navy walls. I really had my heart set on something in the gold family.

I began researching every conceivable option. I tend to over-think things. Polished brass was too stark and shiny, and antique brass was too dull. What I really wanted was unlacquered brass, but it was difficult to find. What I did find was not budget-friendly. When I exhausted my online search, I went to a local showroom and told the saleswoman that I needed the look of unlacquered brass without the hefty price tag.

This is what I ended up with...

"Champagne Bronze"....

from the Delta Victorian series.

I'm sure you'll go crazy pinning this next image... ha!

I went digging for gold and came up with champagne bronze. But, I think my new accessories are worth their weight in gold :)

Partying at Make It Pretty Mondays


  1. So pretty , every bathroom needs a little "bling"! I think that the summer just saps project energy out of everyone, which is why projects I had planned on are for sure getting moved to the fall, when I'm more efficient and not all drugged-out from sunshine:)


  2. Love that metal! Isn't it funny how things go in and out of style? That would not be my thing a few years ago but now I love it! :-)

  3. They have such a rich look! It's funny how much time all this kinda stuff takes to figure out! Looks awesome.

  4. Reanlly now... who does not love a bit of champagne!


  5. I like the champagne looks so good against the navy! The time you spent looking was worth it!


  6. I love it, Carolyn. I have old unlacquered brass that I got somewhere several years ago and carried around until we got to this house. Now it is in the guest bath upstairs. I even found some light fixtures that have the same tone. xo Diana

  7. I can see why you had the dilemna of what metal to choose. I think you made the perfect choice! It shows up well against the dark blue and is classic, traditional and elegant looking.

  8. I have always had a "thing"
    for champagne!
    Love what you picked and your
    bathroom looks fantastic, Carolyn!

    Love your masthead and all the images.
    So lovely.


  9. Very pretty! Love that finish, it adds a dressed up finish to your bathroom..well done!!

  10. I just love that finish! Have never heard of it. It does look beautiful with your navy walls. XO, Pinky

  11. I prefer the mellow look of champagne. Your bath look great.

  12. Beautiful! Loving the bling Carolyn!~ Hope you are enjoying your summer.

  13. I love the color. It looks rich and warm.

  14. Definitely worth the wait, Carolyn. They are a perfect complement to the navy walls. Can't wait to see it totally finished. But if you're like me, that may be a while.

  15. How gorgeous! We will be going through this soon...I hope! We want to paint our master bath a slate blue similar to yours and we will need new light fixtures...oh joy! You've done a wonderful job with yours! Wish me luck! lol

  16. Oh, I love it! Now you have me wanting to change out mine. lol. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness agin on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. Love the champagne bronze against the navy walls!...Terrific look!!....