Good Monday Morning to you.
How was your weekend?
Did you do anything fun/interesting?
We decided to tackle something on the "to do list".
For the past few years (okay, two to be exact), we've sat down together and made the list.
We did a pretty good job of tackling last year's list.
Although there was one thing that carried over to this year and that was finding a new pedestal sink and faucet for the powder room.
The current model has been serving us for the past 17 years.
Although most of those years I have found it to be on the skimpy side.
By that I mean it is a challenge to find a bottle of soap that will stay put while also leaving room to turn on the faucet. Through the years the soap has fallen overboard on more than a few occasions.
The other issue with the current sink is that shiny brass faucet.
Not only is it out of fashion, but a closer look would show the odd shade of green it has turned over the years. Along with the green "patina" the minerals in our water have been leaving an impossible to remove build-up on the brass.
No amount of scrubbing makes it look nice.
I think I've turned a blind eye to the whole thing.
Although when I stop and think that this is usually the only bathroom our guests see, I know it's time for an upgrade.
A weekend trip to a nearby bath/kitchen & lighting showroom was where we found ourselves on Saturday.
Last year we tried the local hardware type shops with no luck.
It was fun to see what the current trends are.
Space limits us from having a sink with a cabinet below.
So, we looked around for one that would be slightly wider with a nice space for placing the soap bottle.
This one seems to fit our requirements.
From there we checked out the faucets.
We knew that brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze and chrome were out for us. While there were a few shiny brass options, we wanted something different. We're leaning toward a "champagne brass" finish. Still brassy, but not bright and shiny.
The selection of light fixtures in this shop was amazing.
It's been a long time since I've shopped for any and they have changed a lot since then.
The chandelier above took my breath away.
I'm not sure I've ever seen one that I loved more.
I've always though a pretty chandelier over the bathtub would be delightful.
Just for the heck of it I checked out the price tag.
At nearly $2200 I'll content myself with a photo.
For now I'll just be happy to get that sink and faucet crossed off the list.