Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bring On The Bling!

You may need to put on your Tom Ford sunglasses to view this post, the bling-age is blinding.

The excitement is mounting as work on the look of the butler's pantry. I want to keep the Victorian-ness but add my glam twist.

So, I already know that I want the black cabinets.. I will look for a gray-black paint.. probably make a trip to Lowe's tomorrow for samples.

Next up is new hardware for the cabinets. I found some really pretty pulls at House of Antique Hardware. This site reproduces America's historic hardware which was perfect for me because I wanted hardware that was keeping in the era of my house.

I've also learned from the site, that my house is the Shingle style architecture, which came late to the Victorian era party and thusly, less ornate than the older sister and almost synonymous with Victorian homes , the Queen Anne.

Ok, so back to the pretty hardware I chose. The first photo is for the upper cabinets and the second photo, the lower cabinets.

3" On Center Hexagonal Cut Crystal Handle With Solid Brass Bases


Medium Globe Style Cut Crystal Knob With Solid Brass Base

Sooooooo pretty. I can't wait to see them in person!

Then, I headed over to Overstock for lighting options. I liked all of these and it was a plus that they all received great reviews.

Crystal 5-light Black Shade Chrome Semi-ceiling Lamp

Empire Silvertone Crystal 3-Light Chandelier

Chrome/ Crystal 4-light Round Ceiling Chandelier

Square Crystal Ball 8-inch Flush-mount Ceiling Chandelier

All of these options are beautiful and it's making it hard to make a decision. I am, however, leaning towards one of the first two chandeliers.

What say you? Do you have a fav? Or should I keep looking?


*ashleigh said...

I love those door knobs! And I think my favourite lighting is the last picture you posted.

Gorgeous_Puddin said...

Girl, you weren't lying I needed my Tom Fords for real!! LOL! The first chandy spoke to me. I really love it! The 3rd one was nice too!

Chic Coles said...

Love the towel bar and door knob.