The Vanity Files: Take One Hundred (It's Done!)


 David and I are nearing home plate with our master bathroom renovation. We tackled some major end-of-the-road projects over the weekend (like running water... as in, I can brush my teeth in there! This is finally happening!). And one project that we can finally cross off of our list is the vanity.

We installed the bathroom vanity four times. I told you all about the first install here, with the Pottery Barn vanity that I wanted for about two years and then fell madly out of love with as soon as it hit our doorstep. Takes two, three and four all occurred with the Home Depot vanity I mentioned last week. David and I purchased a white 60 inch vanity, painted it a charcoal gray and added a custom-made white marble top (also from Home Depot). 

Because of the nature of the open scheme of our first PB vanity choice, we had the plumbers fix the pipes so that they came up from the floor instead of from the wall (so they could be easily covered and not hanging out all over the place). Of course, we didn't end up choosing the open vanity option, so that was all for naught. Oh well. No harm, right? Ahem... as David and I attempted worked to install the new Home Depot vanity, we realized that it couldn't fit over the piping as it was laid out. Road block. So we had to get some help (in the form of our local handyman) to move the vanity over so that it fit over the pipes...which meant moving the matching electrical sockets and lighting as well. I know- it's like one of those "if you give a mouse a cookie" scenarios! Unfortunately it took our guy two attempts to install the vanity so that it's just perfect, rounding out four full (and final!) attempts at getting this bad boy in.




 But oh, it was worth it.



The details are my favorite part. 


Some of you guessed that I bought knobs for the vanity at the Hobby Lobby sale that I mentioned last week. While I did shop the sale for vintage-looking glass knobs (the direction I knew I wanted to go for some extra glam), the HL glass knobs were actually a tad bit bigger than we wanted on the vanity. The glass knobs I ended up choosing here are from Home Depot (but more on the HL knob project soon!).


I'm absolutely in love with the soft runner bath mat, silver jewelry tray and silver "mint julep" cup/vase/anything we want it to be that I found at Marshalls.



All of our fixtures in the room are a shiny chrome (so shiny you can see me taking a picture!).
They are also from Home Depot- the "Banbury" by Moen line.



This week is the install of the mirrors above the vanity, but for now we're using an extra mirror from around the house. Gotta say cheese while I'm brushing my teeth, right?



I'm absolutely in love with the way it turned out- even if it took four attempts. Every time I walk by the bathroom, I run and grab David- "Babe! Seriously, look how good it looks!" I'm a happy camper.

Can't you tell?




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67 comments:

  1. i am almsot hyperventilating i love it that much!!! the color is perfect! and you are so adorable. :)

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  2. girl, I am loving this! What a sophisticated and clean look. I can't even begin to make a comparison on the before and after....there are no words!

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  3. I love the gray with the shiny knobs. Worth all of the effort.

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  4. It looks fabulous Michelle!!! Love that tile on your floor too.

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  5. I'm in love with the gray-- it's so chill and sleek! Kudos and I admire your persistence in getting the look just right!
    Happy Monday ~ Heidi @ Show some Decor

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  6. LOVE how it turned out!! So worth the many attempts - the final result is just gorgeous! That color gray is perfect. The whole look just gives off a very calming and relaxing vibe! Well done!!

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  7. It's perfect! Love how you bought a basic vanity and turned it into something that stunning! Great work! :)

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  8. Love it! It looks like all of the Afters were worth it in the end. I'm obsessed with that gray color. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  9. How lovely. I love the color, so calm and soothing.

    Happy Monday!

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  10. It's gorgeous, Michelle!! and I LOVE the paint color!!!

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  11. You're amazing. It looks awesomeeee!!! I love the chrome accents on the counter, too. The knobs....favorite part. Look so similar to my dresser knobs!

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  12. yay. It looks fantastic. I love the long bath mat. I need one. So pretty. I actually love that mirror in there. So cute to have one above each sink. Congrats on major progress.

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  13. It looks gorgeous Michelle! The gray and crystal are pure perfection!

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  14. Beautiful cabinet color. There are few things better than standing back and looking at a project that took blood, sweat, and tears!

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  15. SUCH an improvement! I love the color you chose for the cabinets. So calming. Great work!

    Marissa
    www.roost-home.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh wow! It is perfect! Love all of your silver dets. And the hardware is fabulous. Well done!

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  17. ooo I LOVE this- hubby and I just (well still are in the process of) remodeling our guest bathroom. Its so fun and rewarding but my, what a pain in the butt! I thnk I'll have to show him this set up- it would look perfect in our master :) So, I don't blame ou- I know overtime I walk by our almost finished guest bathroom, I'm like "oh babe, look! look at the rug, how nice it is..etc etc etc...bahahah silly renovators...

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  18. It turned out fantastic! I am loving the soothing gray vanity, and the touches of silver!! Great job.

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  19. It looks FABULOUS Michelle! I'm so happy for the two of you to finally cross this off of your list!

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  20. It's really gorgeous - enjoy it!! I love how feminine it looks but I think now that you painted the vanity grey it also appeals to the dudes too :) Really incredible job - can't wait to see the mirrors installed.

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  21. BEAUTIFUL!!!! All your hard work totally paid off! I'm in love with the gray/shiny chrome combo, so so so chic. Well done, girl! Xo, Katie

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  22. Girrrrl that looks AWESOME! I absolutely love the color your painted the cabinets and the knobs you chose for it!

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  23. Your bathroom is gorgeous!!!!! I am in love! I have looked at those knobs at hd a couple times and had no idea they could look this good. Great job guys! I am including it in my post today, I hope that's okay!!

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  24. It looks fabulous -- the color is beautiful and I love crystal knobs so it goes without saying that I sort of want to steal yours. :) Great job, enoy your bathroom!

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  25. I keep searching but cannot find this dresser, could you tell me the name of it? Maybe it's not available online at HD? or maybe I read incorrectly and it's not from the Home Depot?

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  26. It was definitely worth all the attempts! I love the gray and I LOVE the knobs! *swoon*

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  27. that's a beauty of a bathroom if i've ever seen one. congrats!

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  28. It looks awesome!! Love the vanity that you ended up with!

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  29. Yaaay!! Looks amazing, Michelle!! Love the touches of pink from the flowers! Looks great with the grey vanity!! and those knobs are perfect with it! So glad you're done with it and are so happy with it!!

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  30. Woo to the Hoo! LOVE the color and the knobs! So pretty!

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  31. You guys did a FABULOUS job! It looks like something out of a designer magazine! And I've never seen a bathmat runner before - that's a genius idea.

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  32. Charisma- you can find the vanity at Home Depot here: http://www.homedepot.com/Bath-Bathroom-Vanities-Vanity-Tops-Vanity-Cabinet-Only/h_d1/N-5yc1vZaseqZ1z11zva/R-202529980/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053.

    Don't forget that we bought it white and painted it with a Martha Stewart color! Read all about that process here: http://www.tenjuneblog.com/2011/07/vanity-files.html.

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  33. So pretty! I love that you went with gray. Great choice.

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  34. Vanity perfection achieved! Love the color and the way you accessorized! Congrats!

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  35. It looks absolutely fabulous! Great great job!! Love the gray... love the marble! Beautiful! You guys must be so proud!

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  36. Gorgeous! I just finished painting my vanity gray also! But yours is much more sweet and feminine.I love it!!!

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  37. This is gorgeous!!! I love the color of the vanity mixed with the floors so pretty! I think you have me thinking I must paint my vanity grey in our master for a little update!
    Thanks for linking, love your blog!
    Kristin

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  38. Yay! It looks so gorgeous! Congratulations to you guys. =)

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  39. This looks fabulous! I love the transformation! Do you happen to know the exact color of the charcoal grey you used? So pretty! I discovered you on My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. I'm your newest follower! :) Hope you stop by for a visit!

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  40. Gorgeous!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! : ) Great job!

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  41. I LOVE it! Everything looks so calm, soothing, and pretty!

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  42. Michelle its absolutely gorgeous. Well worth the work huh?! Don't you love hobby lobby? I have one around the corner and i is dangerous.

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  43. It's gorgeous Michelle! I'm so glad you can finally brush your teeth after how long?!

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  44. GORGEOUS!! I featured your vanity in my Favorites of the Week. Hope you can come visit!

    www.howtonestforless.com

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  45. This looks beautiful! I LOVE the grey! I just repainted my kitchen & painted grey on my bottom cabinets!
    I'd love to hear what you think of them! If you have a chance, here's the link:
    http://shapedbygracelife.blogspot.com/2011/08/budget-kitchen-makeover.html

    I still have so much grey left to use... and it looks GREAT in your bathroom! Thanks for the inspiration! I love the little details in the accessories too. Can't wait to see it what it looks like with the vanity mirrors! :) xo, Reannah

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  46. Wow, absolutely stunning! I was wondering if you said where you got the bird hand towel? Everything about this bathroom is amazing!

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  47. What color\brand paint did you use on the cabinets? I'm super heart loving it!

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  48. I love this! IF it looks that good in pictures, then it must look amazing in person. Great job!!

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  49. I love this vanity. I found this through pinterest. Beautiful job! New follower here! :)

    Megan

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  50. Can you please mention what color grey you painted with? I love the outcome!!!

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  51. Just found your blog from the Young House love book link up!! So excited that I did and I can't wait to follow you :) I would love for you to follow back. p.s. your bathroom vanity is gorgeous!!!

    http://designerinteal.blogspot.com

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  52. Gorgeous! I love the grey :) We have been thinking of doing a grey vanity as well and this just sealed the deal!
    Quick question - did you add moulding around the toe-kick?

    Thanks!

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    1. Yes! We added it in when we added the trim in the room.

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  53. What is the wall color? It matches the cabinets beautifully!

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