We have four bathrooms in our house.
I’ve shared our main bath and master bath with you…
the fourth bathroom will be revealed in a few short weeks…
today we are talking the third bathroom.
We’ve actually had this bathroom half-way functioning for the past two years.
The thing that hasn’t been functioning is that there’s been no vanity and sink.
The bathroom is small.
We were going to put a pedestal sink in here but when it arrived even the pedestal sink was too big. So we sent it back and never did anything else further.
A few months ago I happen to be in a discount store and spotted a vanity for $90. It was the perfect color (white) and perfect dimensions.
The only things wrong was that it needed to be raised a bit with a kick stop (is that what they’re called?), it needed a sink and a counter (just the pricey stuff).
I bought a vessel sink online which I thought was perfect, but it ended up being too large. Then I waited too long to return it and I missed my return date window. Gah!
Who wants a sink?
$60. and it’s yours.
Email me (smhinckley at yahoo dot com).
The next hurdle was finding a counter top.
Granted, this was a small vanity and I needed a very small piece for my counter, but hot dang!
Stone counter tops are outrageously expensive!
Even just a remnant piece was enough to make me wait another 2 years so I could save up.
Then I woke up one night with the most brilliant idea.
You may remember several years ago I blogged about this old coffee table I found at a bookstore (of all places).
The top was a piece of Calcutta marble which I used and donated the base. I then placed the round stone piece on an antique table in my old house.
Since moving it was collecting dust in the garage.
Ding, ding, ding!!!
Use that for the bathroom counter top!
I told you I was brilliant!
After calling around I found a fabricator who would cut it for me for $100.
I dropped it off and was told it would be ready in 4 days.
After two weeks of calling, no HOUNDING, the guy’s voicemail I finally drove my huffy puffy, angry self down to his shop to raise heck.
Apparently, I know how to make people fear me because he said he’d get right on it while I waited (that was after he presented me with his 101 excuses). I ended up waiting at Target and buying all sorts of stuff I didn’t need to which I promptly went back and it was done!
Because the bathroom is so small it left very little room for any sort of storage.
So we decided to make some more of my favorite wall shelves and hang them above the toilet.
Nailing 2-1×4′s and 1-1×2 from Home Depot we made the perfect little wall shelves.
A coat of spray primer and paint and they were done.
Using some pre-primed boards also from Home Depot we were able to make a frame for the bathroom mirror.
Just cut the top and bottom at an inward 45 degree angle then the two side pieces at an outward 45. Glue then nail and you’ve got a frame.
As this is a sponsored post, I can’t forget to mention some fab products…
I’ve stocked the vanity with Bounty paper towels (which makes cleaning up messes quick , Febreze (for when the lu gets smelling…eh hem…not so fresh) and Charmin toilet paper.
Funny story about the Charmin toilet paper. I’ve actually never used their brand until now and my son was using the potty when I happen to be passing by and he said to me, “Aren’t these wipes nice?” (referring to the toilet paper). Funny, he could actually tell a different. Apparently Charmin really IS that much more soft than the cheap, scratchy stuff I’ve been buying. I guess we’ll be making the permanent switch.
Don’t forget to enter our latest giveaway for:
· $200 The Home Depot Gift Card
· Febreze Air Effects Linen & Sky
· Bounty Select-A-Size
· Charmin Ultra Soft
*This is a paid sponsored post. I was given product to review however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.*