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Half Bath Remodel: Two Toned Hardware Before #foreclosuretohome

Updated Bathroom Hardware

November 7, 2012 Sarah Coggins

We’ve been knee deep in home improvement projects from the moment we closed on our new house. Day 1 started with all sorts of fun from changing door hardware to toilet repair (sorry no pictures of that excitement! Seriously crazy when the bolts holding the tank to the bowl literally fall out with a touch due to rust. Oy.). Last week I tacked a little project that had been an eyesore to me from the beginning, but small enough it wasn’t a high priority either – the two toned brass and chrome hardware in our half bath.

Half Bath Remodel: Two Toned Hardware Before #foreclosuretohome

I removed the hardware and took it outside where I wiped it down, gave it a light sanding and then painted it using Rust-oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. I’ve spotted users all over the internet and was curious to see if it was as good as everyone said. After the first coat, I was a bit skeptical. Still wet, it was very shinny with lots of little flecks – almost like glitter.

Half Bath Remodel: Wet Paint on Hardware #foreclosuretohome

Two more coats later (all because I kept missing spots) and allowing the full 24 hour dry period, I was excited. The updated bathroom hardware looked fantastic and brand new.

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I was happy with the style of the hardware from the beginning, but now I love the color too. It’s really warmed up the small room. And at $7.50 for the can of paint, it was far cheaper than replacing both pieces plus I still have some paint left for another project.

Updated Bathroom Hardware: Toilet Paper Holder After #foreclosuretohome

Next on the list for the half bath – new wall paint (fine with the current color but the flat finish is showing everything) and a new mirror (it has quite a bit of chipping along back edges). But for the moment I’m going to relax and enjoy that this part is checked off my to-do list.

1 Comment

  • Janet December 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    Looks great, Sarah! I love that paint and have used it for many projects. I haven't tried it on fixtures, but now that I see how great yours look, I may do that! Thanks for sharing!
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