This was what we were working with when we moved in. Pictures don't do justice just how cramped and uncomfortable this room felt!
And so it begins...
"We'll just take off the cabinet, spackle, paint the bathroom, and we'll be done!" LOL not.
We originally wanted to go for a cabin-y feel. After receiving the marble top vanity, we sorta abandoned that idea because the two styles didn't seem cohesive.
The OG Vanity
This is the vanity we received for Christmas. We tried to install it but it was way too small for the space! To our demise, we ended up returning it to HomeGoods. We then tried to buy new laminate and that was a disaster. THEN, we shopped around for a custom stone countertop and if you've ever looked at prices for those, that was a hilarious joke.
Spackling/First coat of paint
Have you ever been to Habitat for Humanity? It has the best stuff! We got new "shades" for our vanity light for $2 each! The new one is on the right.
Nick the Master Painter
Painting is fun until you're halfway through and then it's like...ugh.
All Brass Erry'thang
Everything in our house is brass. We just bought a can of antique bronze spray paint and painted this, including some of our doorknobs. Cheap & easy upgrade :)
Note to readers:
The can of spray paint gives a range of temperatures for a reason. We did this in our garage when it was 20 degrees because I have no patience. It creates a neat (but perhaps less than desired) effect on your project! Oh well, who notices those things anyways.
Primed & Ready
A blank canvas just begging to be something beautiful!
Bare Bottom Vanity Top
After perusing all our options, we decided we'd paint the existing countertop and put epoxy on it! Cheap & efficient way to make a beautiful countertop for your bathroom :)
This process took me about 3-4 hours and it was really fun! I purchased a small sample of light grey paint and mixed it with black to create 3 different shades. I used a sponge and a tiny paintbrush to achieve the marbled look I was going for. If you're even a little bit artistic, this is totally do-able!
Up next, we'll be adding epoxy to the top
Epoxy assistant, ready for duty.
Somethin is brewin'...and it smells...terrible. Epoxy is quite fragrant.
In all it's shining, smelly glory...
And we're makin' a splash.
The Most Fun
I think Nick and I both enjoyed installing the backsplash the most!
Initially, we were very frustrated installing this sink. Somebody needs to hire a better copywriter for sink instructions. Oh well, you live and you learn and now we know how to install a bathroom sink!
We originally purchased two shelves but in the end, we decided to use just one! These are from World Market, a very wonderful & magical place for your soul. A very dangerous place for your wallet.