5.21.2014

A Modern Vanity {Hall Bath}

We have made lots of poorly documented progress on our bathroom.  Today I'm going to show off the new vanity area which is pretty awesome all around…

We previously had a pedestal sink which was installed by the previous owners.  No storage, didn't cover the pipes, very small sink.

Such an odd choice because there is plenty of space for something much larger. Pedestal sinks are not my favorite but they serve a purpose in a minute powder room.  No bathroom used by children should have a pedestal sink.  Just my opinion.

And now here's where we are...

The function is worlds apart from where we were with the pedestal sink.  We previously had a separate cabinet under the window to keep all of the stuff that bathrooms require - toilet paper, extra toothpaste, q-tips, etc.  Now the cabinet portion holds extra toilet paper and toothpaste. The drawers hold a hair dryer, hair ties, floss, and other smaller stuff.  I'll show you those another day but the long term goal is that each kid could have their own drawer.

The vanity was purchased here.  I searched long and hard for the perfect vanity - overall size, integrated sink, and two drawers in a  dark finish.  Not too easy to find but this was as good as it got for this price point.  It was $579 when I purchased it in December. Unfortunately it arrived with a cracked top but we didn't know it until we opened it in March.  Handy Hubby called Wayfair and they agreed to ship a new one without question.  Great customer service.  They didn't want the old one back, so we sold it on Craigslist for $150, even with the cracked top.  It was a good deal for someone, especially since new tops can be purchased at Lowes for about $100.

Handy Hubby installed this Kohler faucet.  The handles barely fit under the old soap and toothbrush holders.  Phew.

Of course, though I couldn't leave well-enough alone with the vanity.  The handles looked too small and they were a brushed nickel which seemed to clash with the faucet and other fittings.  So, I bought some of these pulls.

And started to install them.  Instantly better...



The mirror was a HomeGoods find from last fall when I first started dreaming of this project.  The light fixture is from Amazon.  It is not the highest quality and one of the glass shades didn't fit properly.  Handy Hubby was able to make it work but it's not perfect.  It's a pretty light and has the interesting twist of modern and traditional that I am always looking for in our house. Towels are from HomeGoods.


A few more details, particularly art, to finish up before the full reveal.  It's kind of hard to believe it's the same bathroom even thought we didn't touch the tile.

 



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  2. Great job. Love the vanity. Well done.

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