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I swear we weren’t running away from this blog! We went back to our homeland for Christmas, had a crazy whirlwind visit with family, and now we’re back to it. We’re still working on the half bathroom and hope to finish it in the next couple of weeks. The vanity top went in along with the faucet and we got some paint on the walls. (You can expect a longer post about the progress later.) I’ve also got some new ideas stirring up so check back soon to see what we’re doing. Hope everyone is having happy holidays!
Ok so we definitely started working on the half bathroom LAST YEAR at this time. See here, here and here. We started strong, but then the project got put on the back burner to complete the bonus room. Then it got pushed back even farther because I started working. Then it was officially on hold until the fall because Mr. Dan wanted to work outside this summer in the nice weather. Fair enough. Well here we are, fall again, and ready to rock.
We went into buying mode and purchased the countertop/sink, a faucet, stain for the vanity, a light fixture and picked a paint color. We picked up the vanity top from Lowes: Style Slections 37″ White solid surface countertop. I love how the sink is designed with a straight edge and then a slide down into the drain. The faucet came from Walmart and is made by Peerless. I wanted a faucet with an arch and two handles in a satin nickel finish. This one was at the perfect price point. Competetors had Peerless faucets that looked similar to this one for double the price.
Mr. Dan needed to double check the fuse box to make sure we were planning on cutting power to the correct room, so we got that done, too. Luckily for us, the half bathroom and the outside lights are the only two things on that circuit. This means we can the room done without cutting off power in other rooms, like the nearby family room.
Once the power was off, the demo began. First came down the light fixture, followed by the sink and faucet. Getting the sick out took some serious power to cut through the caulk holding it in place.
After the sink was out, Mr. Dan removed the screws from underneath the vanity top to remove it.
Once the vanity top was removed, the rest of the wall paper was ripped from the walls. Spackle was used to help smooth out the walls from the scratches we made attempting to remove the wall paper. After a light sanding it is ready for paint.
I decided on Atmosphere by Behr.
It is the perfect in between shade of blue and gray and will pair nicely with the white vanity top, ORB light fixture and brushed nickel faucet/cabinet hardware. I don’t have a paint progress picture yet, but I hope to finish that part this weekend.
Mr. Dan took the opportunity to replace the almond colored toilet with a new, white one that we snagged on clearance from Home Depot for $106. Unfortunately he did this step without taking pictures! It only took him about 45 minutes to remove the old one and install the new one. We like this one because it is a high efficiency/dual flush system that will help save water!
We still have a lot to do in this room, but I feel like we made a lot of progress. To finish this project we need to pick our cabinet hardware, frame out the mirror, refinish the vanity, install the new vanity top and faucet, install the towel ring (that we don’t have yet) and finish painting.