Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rattling Around in My Head

My husband sent me an email in the middle of the day yesterday.  I responded by telling him what had been gumming up the gears in my mind that day.

Aged brass:

To me, the most timeless and warm finish, but it is a little out of vogue so it is more expensive.  Also, most brass comes super shiny so I would have to Drano all of the hardware for our house.

Oil-rubbed bronze:

This is my favorite finish, but we can't afford real bronze and the fake stuff starts to rub off after a while and starts to look coppery orange.

Chrome is the least expensive and most available.  The shiny looks great when it is clean, although I'm not sure the shiny would fit in to the image I have going in my mind.

Brushed nickel:

Brushed nickel is pretty common right now so it is less expensive and available.  It doesn't show the water spots or fingerprints as well as chrome.  I don't really like it.

There you have it.  I asked my husband how he would like to be in my head for a day.  He said he thought he would go crazy.  "I don't know how you can stand it in there!"

Ha ha ha!  Some days I wonder the same thing!


  1. Oooh, I like the bronze, but I'm sure we can't afford it either. We put the brushed nickel in our kitchen sink and new tub. I like it, better than the chrome anyway.

    To be honest, I haven't spent much time thinking about it- though I have wondered what new handles I would like on our kitchen cabinets if I ever get to replace them.

  2. Hardware is (relatively) cheap. We have some of everything in our house. (I hope the style police don't stop by!)