When my husband and I built our home we didn’t use a custom builder. Needless to say I didn’t have a ton of choices for finishes. There was a delicate balance between paying them to install things that would be a HUGE pain to reinstall and just having them put in something cheap for the time being. I knew exactly what I wanted my space to look like so I just had them install the least expensive things, minus the tile in the shower. Which is why my bathroom looked like this…
Vinyl flooring, inexpensive vanity and super cheap lighting. I didn’t want to deal with taking tile off the walls and they actually had matte white subway tile so I had them finish the shower. More places are carrying it, including Home Depot and floor and decor. Like I said in my instagram post, I love the matte tile because it shows hard water spots less. Anyways, first step to making my master more “me” was to rip out my vanity and vinyl flooring and start building a new one.
I hate to be cliche, but demo really is super fun. Something about exerting all your strength to accomplish a goal is really rewarding to me. We had originally framed out a vanity all the way to the wall and then when the lover and I went to cut the countertop, it was like 18” too short.. Whoops. I think this is what show biz calls the “conflict”. There usually is some issue that comes up that needs a resolution. Fortunately, I’m more of a problem solver than a quitter. We just made the vanity shorter. And I decided to take the tiled wall all the way to the ground. And I actually really like how it looks. So, yay for me being an idiot and buying a remnant piece that was too short.
Moving along, We built the base, I painted it with a sprayer and then we cut the countertop.
Cutting quartz would have really intimidated me a few year ago but after watching a professional cut countertops using tools I already owned, we tried it. And it really was easy. There are a TON of awesome YouTube videos that show you how to do it.
Next came tiling the floor. This part SU-U-UCKED. I’ve tiled a ton before but the herringbone pattern on the floor took so long. But with the awesome support from my IG peeps, I pushed through.
I mean, look at this crap. The cuts were insane. But like you all said, it was so worth it in the end.
I thought it was completely finished after this but my husband didn’t love the open shelves in the middle. I didn’t mind them and actually liked the texture the baskets added but he wanted extra storage.
So he built these drawers for makeup and hair products and he gets a tiny bit for toiletries ;). He also whipped up this drawer hardware for me using leftover metal strap. We couldn’t use harware that stuck out or it would run into the sliding doors.
Anyways, that’s a wrap! Now for the source list!
The paint color is “Agreeable Gray” by Sherwin Williams. The paint color on the vanity is “Juniper Berries” by Behr. The countertop was a remnant piece that I got at a local store but its a Vicenza calacatta quartz from Coastal Granite and Marble. The marble floors are from Floor and Decor. The mirrors are from Home Goods.. The lights are from Lowes but I actually switched out the glass globes for a more updated look, also from Lowes. And lastly, the faucets are from Home Depot.
If you have any other questions, just ask and I’ll try and answer in the comments.