DIY: Bathroom Vanity Update

A little goes a long way. When we moved into this home three years ago, the bathrooms were newly renovated but lacked the personal touch and character that I desired. The bathroom “character” project has been very patient with me. I purchased gorgeous marble back splash tile almost a year ago ($3 per sheet clearance at Home Depot!) I had just completed our kitchen back splash and was in the DIY mood. The week we had planned to take care of this three-hour project, one thing led to another and we ended up with our kitchen being a total hazard zone. I tend to just pull the trigger on things. This Wall removal craziness was one of those things. Sure! Let’s go for it.

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But that’s another blog post for a later time…

Back to the bathroom. Unlike our downstairs master bathroom, we have two restrooms that were remodeled at some time before we moved in. This made it hard since we couldn’t just tear the whole thing apart and start fresh. I couldn’t justify or afford something like that. The cabinets were new and good quality but the finish wasn’t holding up at all.

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So we decided to enhance what we already had. When a project needs freshening up, paint is always in the equation. I chose a steel gray color for the vanity and these Franklin knobs from National Hardware in pewter. This paint is practically bullet proof. I dare the kids to try and mess it up.

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The pictures don’t do it justice at all! Now that the vanity is done, I can’t wait to add the back splash. I’m so happy with the color and how it pulls the gray tones out of the existing tile. The back splash and second bathroom reveal will go down over Christmas break. Moral of the story in home renovations… a little goes a long way.

Disclaimer: The folks at National Hardware kindly provided the cabinet hardware for this review. As always, the opinions are my own.

 

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Erica

Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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