I ask that question because let's face it, the word "renovation" has to be one of Google and Pinterest's top hit words. And yes, I am a huge sucker for before and afters myself. I mean it's what I love to do...make someone's house prettier, warmer, more up to date, while still maintaining timeless and it still being home. Anyways, the point is that we bought an older home that needed lots of love. Not the gut job level, but lots of updating. I was excited about this big and personal project. I cherish the memories made in our home and I am filled up by loving on others here.
One of the rooms that will be greatly used by others, but needed quite a bit of work, is the powder room. I did semi cover it in a previous post which you can also read HERE. It was the worst shade of 80s burgundy red with brass hardware and popcorn ceilings. The countertop was original and featured a seashell sink. Quite the stunner. However, the previous owner did update a bit by adding a bronze faucet and changing out both light fixtures. I will just let you see it for yourself.
Yesterday, Ken removed the faucet pictured and dismantled the countertop. He had to patch the sheetrock on the left side so we weren't able to finish the job because the puddy (is that how you spell it?) had to dry in order to sand and paint the wall. But ladies, it felt like I had my very own Chip Gaines. :) He said not to say that yet since the project isn't complete. You'd think with his career in commercial construction that he loves these DIY weekend projects but he doesn't love just doesn't mind them, especially when we complete them successfully. It's not "his thing". Actually, this is the biggest one we have tackled. Regardless, I am proud of him and excited!
We are replacing the top with a pre-cut carrara marble slab from Surplus Warehouse. They come in standard vanity sizes so if yours is, you are in luck. I got the faucet off amazon, by Kingston Brass. It's a french spout with the vintage cross knobs in bronze. Even if you or your husband don't do DIY, buying products yourself and having them installed professionally can save you quite a bit of money. Anyways, we will be finishing more slowly through the week. Then, the final touches are plantation shutters on the window and a rug. I am undecided on the sconces that were already there, but trying to stick with them and save the money.
Stay tuned for the completed powder room!