Waterstone samples at last
The samples from Waterstone finally came in! All I can say is gorgeous. I thought for sure once I saw them the decision would be simple but no such luck. I was able to quickly narrow the field to eight finishes and I narrowed that field down by two. I have chosen three living finishes and three coated finishes and honestly they are all so lovely that I am just stymied. The living finishes I like are oil rubbed bronze, caribbean bronze, and antique bronze. The clear coat finishes are antique pewter, american bronze, and antique copper. The finishes with the clear coat appear to be more durable but I think a living finish may be better as there is no top coat to potentially erode or become scratched.
I am going to sleep on it and I sure hope I can narrow it down again in the morning.
A bit of good news is that we can buy directly from the supply house as one of our businesses has an account there!