There isn't much I would change about our guest bath.
We still have a few things to do, like finding a vanity stool and choosing what to do with the walls.
Leave them painted as is, paint another color, or put up some wallpaper?
But we are happy with our choices so far.
We are especially happy with the choice to go with polished nickel for the lighting and hardware finishes
as well as the Rohl plumbing fixtures.
It is hard to take pictures of this room because of the size so the angles always look a little funny.
And wouldn't you know, the sun isn't shining today,
so the picture above is with the lights on
the one below is with the lights off.
The plumbing fixtures started out all bright and shiny,
and pretty much stay this way with occasional use.
But when family moves in for a few months, things change a bit.
What I had read about polished nickel prior to choosing it for our guest bath fixtures, began coming true.
Polished nickel needs a bit more attention than chrome fixtures do.
See the spots and discoloration...
How about now, easier to see?
This discoloration and spotting happens when polished nickel fixtures are used on a daily basis.
This is such a pretty metal, even when it's spotty,
but preferring things to look nice and shiny I had to figure out how I was going to do.
Well, let me introduce you to my new helper, Flitz!
Flitz is a polish paste, so you know what I'm going to say next...right?
Yep, the dreaded wipe on, and then rub, rub, rub it in.
And then wipe it off, buffing to a shine...just like polishing silver.
Nope, no fun at all!
But, it really didn't take long
I am so glad to have found a way to keep polished nickel clean and shiny.
Isn't this better...
There is nothing prettier than polished nickel fixtures and I am still glad we chose it, but a little FYI if you are thinking about this finish in your bath or kitchen.
Before choosing Carrara marble we were told it was not easy to care for either,
and it was suggested that we shouldn't put it in our bath,
on the countertops, on the floor, or in the shower.
But we love it,
so we did it,
so far so good!
How about you, any tips to share?
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