Ever since we moved in this house, I have been hating on the sinks and vanities. Seriously, I am fairly certain they were put in when this house was built in 1996. We have three bathrooms in this house, and all three have oak vanities and the same exact cultured marble sinks. You know, the kind that are the counters and sinks all in one piece. Now, I don’t necessarily have a problem with cultured marble, if it is white. But I am not that lucky. Oh no! All three of my sinks are pink swirl! I mean, really? Whoever was planning the three bathrooms in this house thought pink swirls were a fabulous idea? Because pink swirls go with everything, right?
So needless to say, I have been waiting patiently for the day that I could talk my husband into spending a little of our budget on an update in our master bathroom, and praise the Lord, Saturday was that day! We actually went to Home Depot and ordered a new counter, and purchased a new sink to put into the counter, so now I am in a bathroom state of mind, know what I mean?
LC gave me a $500 budget to update this master bathroom. Do you think I can do it? Oh, I know I can! The counter I ordered, along with the sink that we already brought home, only totaled $227. And believe it or not, that is with installation! They are even coming out first to measure for it so it will be the perfect fit! We did get an extra 10% because they were running a special on counter tops. I do believe the sale ended yesterday though.
I have been perusing the internet, and pinning things like crazy for the past several days, and I am starting to get a vision of what the bathroom is going to look like. I am really good at envisioning the finished product in my mind, and it usually comes pretty close in the end. But I have never really experimented much with inspiration boards. But back in January, I saw a post written by Cassie at Hi Sugarplum about Polyvore. She was running a contest to create a Sassy and Classy Home Inspiration Board, and I decided to enter, just for fun. You can see the board I created here.
So when I started thinking bathrooms, I decided to use Polyvore to create a little inspiration board. Obviously, you can see it above. I am new at inspiration boards, so it is probably not the best, but it gives you an idea of where I am going with this. So, let’s talk about my master bathroom, shall we? I ordered a WilsonArt laminate countertop in calcutta marble. Trust me when I say that I did not choose this on a whim. I looked at every picture I could find of these counters. And they look surprisingly real! Here are a couple of pictures that I used as my inspiration for purchasing this counter top.
If you have never seen the blog Amy’s Casablanca, you are missing out, her house is gorgeous. This is her downstairs bathroom with the same countertop I ordered. And actually, I bought a sink that is very similar. But our faucet will be brushed nickel because we are keeping the same faucet we already have for now. And I did not choose the same edge that she chose.
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