Friday, October 14, 2011

My New Old Bathroom Sconces & Great Etsy Seller!

For our lower level bathroom remodel, I purchased these 4 vintage electric sconces for $40 a piece from Plaire, a terrific esty seller (more on that in a bit.) 2 will be rewired for use in the bathroom and the other 2 will be in used in the dining room. They're brass with antiqued mirror at the back.

Unfortunately, in the shipping the antiqued mirror broke on one of the sconces. So unless I can find a close approximation, I will replace the antiqued mirror with plain mirror on both of the ones for the bathroom and remove the curved wire to give it a more modern look. The brass will be cleaned and polished and the sconces mounted on the New Ravenna Wave Glass that will surround the mirror above the sink vanity. I also plan to use the tile as a feature above the freestanding tub.
The brass faucet was a $75 vintage find on etsy and the $10 towel bar was found in a clearance bin in a local plumbing supply store. Wish I knew who the manufacturer is!

Back to the great etsy seller Plaire; I was so impressed with how she handled the damaged sconce, exceeding my expectations. Definitely take the time to visit her store where you'll find great stuff like this:

antique French wire fishing basket
Although this antique French headboard is SOLD, it gives you an idea of the pieces that come through her etsy store.

21 comments:

Jessie said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Love the mix of old and new, plus the colors are lovely. Especially like those sconces.

An Urban Cottage said...

Maybe you could find an old piece of mirror and have it cut for the dining room sconces? There's an antique store up in Maine that does some wonderful distressing of new mirror. Perhpas you could find someone local that does the same. There are also videos on youtube on how to do it. I bought a bunch of supplies to experiment but have yet to try it. It's messy work.

Ashley said...

What a shame that the mirror broke. I agree with the previous poster to see about replacing it with a distressed or antique mirror remnant.

The bathroom is going to be lovely, I'm sure, based on all of the thought you have put into each and every element. Still in awe over that tile! Gorgeous.

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

Love all the pieces you've chosen. Can't wait to see the finished room.

Blue Muse said...

It is such a small world! I love Plaire, and have purchased several treasures from her. I had my eye on that headboard as well. So dreamy.
That is a shame about the mirror. I bet you could find an old mirror that you could have cut to replace it. If you need any help with that, I know someone that might have just what you need.
I love the glass you have chosen!
xo isa

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Your sconces are AMAZING- I seriously can not WAIT to see that bathroom come together- loving all of the vintage brass and that tile is insanely good.

Windlost said...

Your room plan is looking sooo great. What wonderful finds. And thanks for the tip on an Etsy seller - I love Etsy! xo Terri

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Wow............great find. I am obviously not spending enough time on Etsy. All your choices look fabulous. Happy weekend. Xo

A Perfect Gray said...

oh my stars. those fixtures and that towel bar! now, why didn't I hold out for something like that? so excited to see those in...sconces, too...donna

Valorie Hart - The Visual Vamp said...

So brass is making a comeback! Everything you are gathering looks fabulous!
xo xo

Boxwood Terrace said...

Hi Michele - Your choices are fantastic. The tile and fabric knocks my socks off and the brass fixtures are a nice change from chrome/nickle. Looking forward to seeing the finished bathroom!
Deborah

MaryBeth said...

They are fabulous. I thought etsy was all handmade stuff now I have got to go look.

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Love the brass fixtures you're using. I'm in love with brass now. It's uch a nice contrast with your tile. Great to hear of another Etsy shop to check out. Love that site!

pretty pink tulips said...

Wow! Love the hardware and light fixtures for your bathroom remodel. That towel bar is amazing..so if you find the manufacturer...please let us know!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
xo Elizabeth

Pigtown*Design said...

hey... david wiesand could probably whip you up a piece of antiqued mirror. he's got a technique he uses to do it.

J.Covington said...

Oh that faucet is super cool & the lamps and funky. Love them. What a great find.

Alex

JWC said...

Love the sconces... and that faucet couldn't be more fantastic! Good job!

pve design said...

I just love anything new old!
Your new old bath and those sconces will be quite chic!
pve

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele-
These sconces are gorgeous! I love the faucet and towel bar too!
Headed over to the Etsy store now.
Thank you for sharing, and good luck on finding the mirror.
Teresa
xoxo

red ticking said...

checking in to say hello friend and finding that you are up to tricks... cannot wait to see more!
hope you had a great weekend... x

bingata744 said...

Your vision is extraordinary. I love reading your blog and always look forward to it each morning --

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