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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bathroom Reno Reveal

It is FINALLY done.

The countertop guy came out yesterday and buffed out the scratches, repaired the nick and even buffed under the counter where the edge was sharper than it should've been.  So here's some pics of the refreshed lavatory.

The light bulbs are a warm white so the cast is a little more amber than true life.  We're still trying to get the right bulb for the look I want.  I'm NOT a cool white girl at all (that blue cast might as well be called zombie white) so I think today is when my next set arrives and we'll decide between the ones that are shown and ones from a different company that I liked but a bulb arrived broken.  Pfft.

I do love the way things look when you walk in though.

We had a semi-recessed vessel before and loved it.  Unfortunately we couldn't find the same vessel this time so this was the closest we could find.  We also switched from a standard faucet and two handles to an all in one.  Mainly because our faucet handles would sometimes show a wee bit of rust from the water because I'd forget to clean around the base regularly.  So now I only have one part to clean and not three but in a similar style to our last one.

Nothing like reminders of vacation to help relax you as you take care of business.  The art is a picture I took and the shells at the boat base are from shelling in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard.

I have to admit that in the past week, the top of the counter has grown on me and I barely see the swirlies in it anymore so I do like it now.  I'm still not a huge fan of how shallow the sink looks way deeper below.

You can see I added a header to the top of the door which I think looks really good.  The art pieces on this wall are also mine.

I did black and white with a hint of color.  We love the way they turned out.  The piece over the toilet was from Oak Bluffs, the private dock was in Edgartown and the kayak paddles were on Chappaquiddick.

This anchor shot was in Vineyard Haven and I love it.

 All four prints cost me $15.50 for 8x10 mattes from Shutterfly, with money back from Ebates (affiliate link) of course.  So I highly suggest if you have an eye for photography, use your own prints to save some major moolah when refreshing a space.

A side shot of the vanity.  I repainted it from a dingy cream to white with a linen pattern using dry brushing.  I put a huge felt pad under a huge shell from Chappaquiddick to rest our glass so if there was water on the bottom, it would collect there and not on our counter.  I also painted our old trashcan.

I absolutely love the vanity light.  Seeded glass wasn't my first choice but I love how bright the clear glass is over our previous frosted glass.

I wish the bulbs were as white as they appear in that photo!

Finally a pic of our little sailboat we picked up from the closing of our friends store over the weekend.  We thought it kind of went with the space.  If we decide it doesn't, then it'll go in our bedroom.

I really do love being it all turned out.

The only thing I still hate with a passion are these damn swirls on the side of the counter.

I have to say that if you are looking at samples for counter tops, go to the place that will actually cut it and look at the slab there.  The samples in a big home improvement store are subjected to lights and the best possible sample.  If we'd paid more attention to the side of the sample, we would've seen this swirling was in our future so also, don't forget to look at the sides of a take home sample, not just the top.

OH!  I almost forgot one of my favorite finishing touches!  Derp!

I had a vintage picket fence slat leftover in the garage for just the right project and this was it.  One of our favorite lines from Mrs. Doubtfire is when she loses her teeth in the woody Chardonnay and Stu tries to help her form pinchers with fork and she (Robin Williams) says...

"Carpe Dentum...seize the teeth!"  We love the way it looks, it's a great way to start and end the day on a funny note and the perfect tribute to Robin Williams.

So there it is.  I'm so glad to be done!

Below is a source list if you like anything you see and are curious on prices.  I haven't bothered to add it all up because I don't want to know.  HA!

Floors- LifeProof Sterling Oak Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Countertop- Corian Natural Gray
Sink- Milforde Porcelain Semi-Recessed Sink from Signature Hardware
Faucet- Hiendure Contemporary Deck Mount Single Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet (affiliate)
Vanity Light- Minka Lavery Brushed Nickel 4 Light Vanity Light
Vanity Light Bulbs- 60W Warm White LED Edison Style Bulbs (affiliate link) 

Tools used:
Ryobi 10 Compound Miter Saw
Ryobi Brad Nailer  (This will make you feel like you can build an entire house from scratch) (affiliate link) 
Ryobi Cordless Drill (affiliate link) 
Ryobi Job Plus (affiliate link) 
Skil Jigsaw (affiliate link) 
Laminate Floor Installation Kit (affiliate link) 
Rubber Mallet (affiliate link) 
Safety Glasses  (affiliate link) 
Speed Square (affiliate link) 

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  1. It's bootiful! I have seashells from vacation on the back of our toilet too! I noticed my mood changed once I redid my bathroom. So great to start your day in beautiful surroundings. Have a great week!

  2. I love the way it came out. Pictures don't fully do it justice either. It is very calming and the fact that we did it all ourselves makes it a source of pride too.

  3. It looks great! Nice job. I know how much work it must have been, but it was all worth it!

  4. A lot of work, but it looks fantastic in the end.

  5. I LOVE THIS ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely, positively LOVE it! You guys did such an amazing job from the flooring all the way up to the lighting. All the personal touches with the photos are just wonderful and it has such a warm and welcoming feel to it. CONGRATS on an AWESOME job!!


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