It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge and I am moving right along. However, this week I was all over the place. The Amazon tile arrived, the new vanity and faucet were installed, and I was painting again. There is still a lot of finishing details and now that the new electric and plumbing has been taken care of, the rest is ALL up to me! (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
Earlier in the week, I had a hard time deciding on a new faucet. I bought four and kept going back and forth between which one I wanted and did a few polls on Instagram. The top left felt too modern, top right was too short and stumpy, and bottom left felt too farmhouse. In the end and at the very last minute, I went with the one that was on my original design board. Go figure. All that decision making, when I should have just trusted my first instinct.
I decided against the backsplash that came with the vanity top, I would also need a side splash and it was out of stock. Personally, I prefer the vanity without and think it looks much cleaner. I hated the side splash on our laminate counter and I don’t really think it’s necessary unless someone is just splashing water everywhere and that doesn’t happen in our house. I still need to add a piece of trim to cover the plywood top, paint the vanity, and install new hardware. Also, I planned on having the mirror installed this week too, but had to order special hardware to hang it. It’s pretty heavy (about thirty pounds) so Joe will have to help me.
As I mentioned, the Amazon tile I ordered came this week and it is a shade different than my existing tile. They both are listed on the box as “basic white” but I’m sure because I’m ordering more almost three years later, the shade and tone are a little different. It’s not a big deal, so I just created a random pattern to make it look intentional. I actually like it and love the variation, it seems more natural.
I was planning on finishing the floor this week but didn’t have time before the vanity top was installed. The floor needs 24-72 hours for the thin-set to dry before anything can be grouted. I thought tiling a smaller bathroom would be easier, but it’s actually harder and requires a lot more cuts. Hopefully, I can finish the floor this weekend.
TO DO LIST
- install tile floor
- update baseboards
- update door trim
paint walls paint ceiling
- update and paint vanity
- change vanity hardware
new vanity top & sink install new sink faucet remove old vanity light install new vanity light in a new location
- new mirror
- new shower curtain & rod
- install new window shade