Went to visit my brother and sister-in-law's house this weekend for the first time and during a tour of the house and the basement, I happened upon two of these:
I just love them (the pictures don't do them justice). They have an older feel to them, but are not beat up and over the top antiquey like most you find discarded in basements. A bit too much for a hallway (unless you have more of a Victorian/ornate feel to your home), but perfect for a master bathroom (think over top of a big tub) or in our sunroom or office :)
The best part is (apart from them not being a line item on my credit card) I don't have to do anything to them. There is this fine beaded detail around all of the metal which gives them even more depth and makes them exquisite up close. They are clean with no chipping or scratches and a nice antiqued beige, which fits perfectly in my home.
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