I’m happy to report that for the first time in all of our One Room Challenge projects, we are feeling good in week 2! Hopefully that doesn’t come back to bite us soon, but we’re excited with the progress so far!
Like we shared a bit last week in the design plans, we’re doing some updates to the vanity, but aren’t removing the entire thing. We knew we wanted to switch up the countertops and sink, but the base cabinet stayed put.
Instead of going with our typical white for cabinets, we chose a deep charcoal color, and picked up some tried and true chalk paint. A few good songs and three coats later we were done!
Next up was the countertop. Luckily it was only adhered with a few dabs of adhesive and caulk around the walls, with no damage to the newly painted cabinet! Note to self, remove the countertop before painting just in case next time 🙂
This particular cabinet is 42” long. Don’t even get us started on how hard it is to find an affordable 43” countertop. It’s next to impossible since it’s not a standard size. So, although I was dreaming of a beautiful marble top, we realized early on that that wasn’t happening. Instead, we went with a wood top (it held up great in our last master bathroom so we decided to repeat the look!) with a large white vessel sink.
In order to get the stain color we wanted, we’ve become big fans of mixing different colors! There’s a lack of medium to light colors available in the big box stores, so mixing two or three colors has helped us get that color that’s stuck in our heads a few times. This particular stain cocktail was 4oz. of Special Walnut, 4 oz. of Cherry, and 8oz of Weathered Oak. All Minwax.
M installed the countertop, sink and faucet, and we’re back to having a functional bathroom! This week we also had the fun cement look tile delivered, installed a new light fixture, found a large chunky mirror that we plan on painting at Homegoods (a $30 score!), picked up the shiplap for the ceiling (M agreed! Woop woop!) and decided on the picture ledges for the back wall. Oh, and a new toilet, the not so lovely yet completely necessary part obviously 🙂 We’ve been sharing a lot of the details on Instagram, so feel free to follow along for some sneak peeks!
Now to decide on what color to paint that mirror – any thoughts?
Next week I’m hoping to share more of the ceiling or tile progress – whatever we decide to take on next! The last portions of the room will be adding cabinet hardware, new trim, finally picking out a paint color, and deciding on final artwork. But first, before you go, be sure the check out the amazing designers and guest participants for this Spring ORC! Some seriously amazing talent!
See you back here next week 🙂