Bathroom Progress

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm so happy there's a little bathroom progress to share! as I mentioned before our plan was to replace our old bathroom sink with a new one and keep our existing cabinet. We deiced to keep the existing cabinet for three reasons: #1. It was solid wood #2. I painted the wood a rich brown awhile back and we still liked the look # 3. We wanted the update to be cheap. 

We bought a new sink counter from HD Home Supply, love that store. They have very competitive prices for builder grade /style updates. We always go there when we need to rent something { Floor Sanders, Power Snake } because their prices are so much lower then Home Depot & The staff is knowledgeable. We bought a simple white sink from there for only $ 53.00, such a good deal. Hasani installed our new sink with ease and no drips. He's working on a how to install as sink post, as I'm writing this post. Oh we opted to keep our faucet, since it was a teeny upgrade and still new-ish { 2.5 years old) Here's our old bathroom sink. In the pictures its hard to tell how dingy it was. 

The new sink has made such a huge difference, our old sink was a tacky faux marble cream color, it was stained. No matter how much a I scrubbed and bleached the sucker it never look clean. I'm in love with our new clean white sink against the dark wood cabinet. I actually walked by our bathroom and few times and flipped the light on just to see how nice it looked. I need to do a little repair work above the sink, our old sinks backslash was much taller then our new one. The repair is such an easy peasy fix. 

Sorry for the dark pictures! Our bathroom has very little natural light, so why I painted it the ugly sea foam green is beyond me. I also picked up this little blue soap dish holder from West Elm on Black Friday. I'm more on a pump soap kind of gal, but loved the little pop of blue around the base. And it was only .97 cents, so I said what the heck and bought it.

As I mentioned before, I planned on painting our Bathroom again making this the third time I painted the bathroom, second time this year!. After much debate with Hasani, we decided to paint the bathroom Bedford Grey by Martha Stewart Living. We had the paint color matched to Olympic Paint, in satin finish at Lowes. . My goal was to paint the bathroom over the Thanksgiving Holiday, but we just got to busy and I never made the time. We still need to take down the old hardware, patch holes and then I can paint the bathroom. The gallon on paint is sitting in our garage waiting to be opened

{ Bedford Grey Martha Stewart Living }

I also bought six EKBY Valter brackets from Ikea that need to be painted white. I bought them from $3 bucks each, so I spent $ 18 dollars on them. I'm going to go to Lowes and buy the wood or MDF board for the shelves, I'll have them make the cuts for me. 

I wanted to buy the EKBY Stilig Brackets, but they weren't in stock a few weekends ago. There now back in stock, so I'll go to Ikea over the weekend and exchange the ones I bought for the ones I want. They're a dollar more each, but the require no painting so its a tie.

I can finally start seeing some progress in our tiny bathroom and boy does it feel good! Plus its nice to see a small bathroom update upgrade can have such a nice impact on in our bathroom. Its already feeling more fresh and modern-ish. 

What do you think our our little sink refresh?



  1. We have to update our bathroon also. I still love the color which is a khaki color. I also love our cabinet which is solid wood and also has so much storage space... I look forward to seeing the finish result.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  2. Yay! I love it when I get projects checked off my list and I inch a little bit closer to completion. =) Your new sink is looking really good!

  3. That sink looks really good! I know the bathroom will be great once you are done.

  4. It looks really nice. I agree that the white really cleans up the space. I hope you like the Bedford Gray as much as we do. We painted our main hallways and living room in that color and really like it.

  5. Kim, I loved how your living room and hallways turned out, I hope the color makes a big difference in our bathroom, crossing fingers. choosing the right color makes such a huge difference.

  6. White is really the way to go! It looks much cleaner! I'm loving the bedford gray. It's soothing.

  7. Sounds like you're making progress...I can't wait to see the finished results!

  8. You have found some unbelievable West Elm deals, wish I was as good as you :)

  9. Your bathroom is going to gorgeous! You have such great taste Katrina!

  10. Things are looking great so far! I love your color scheme and the new shower curtain. So pretty!


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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