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Master Bath Small Vanity Update Plans

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Small Vanity BEFORE Update 

Plans to update the master bathroom's small vanity area are minimal, mostly cosmetic. 

American Country Bathroom Small Vanity BEFORE Update to French Country

From American Country to French Country 

Everything is functional and works. Nothing is broken, but the space is stuck in the past when the overall decor style for our house was American Country. The master bath large vanity area at the other end of this bathroom has already been updated to reflect more of the French Country style I prefer. 

There already have been a couple of small decor updates to bring more French Country to this section of the bathroom. But, this spring is the time for even more French Country updates to give the whole bathroom a more unified style. 

M A S T E R  B A T H  S M A L L  V A N I T Y 

plans made several years ago are in the works 

Plans include 
  • Paint the small wood vanity with white paint to match the larger vanity.
  • Replace the hardware on the vanity drawer pulls/door knob to match the ones on the larger vanity. The two vanity drawers need new smooth drawer glides to replace the wobbly old glides. 
  • Replace the window curtain with one that has more French style. Keep the white wooden shutters. 

    American Country Bathroom Small Vanity BEFORE Update to French Country
    • Replace the builder-grade mirror with a French-style mirror. We may build a French-style mirror frame ourselves using molding and decorative wood trim.  
    • Move the electrical outlet under the mirror to the right so it is underneath the light switch, but just above the counter backsplash. Install a brass, not plastic, electrical outlet cover. 
    • Possibly remove the soffit and recessed light, and install wall-mounted lights. The electrician will determine if wall-mounted lights are possible. 

    American Country Bathroom Small Wooden Medicine Cabinet BEFORE Update to French Country
    • Possibly replace the medicine cabinet. For years I have looked for a different medicine cabinet, but I do not want a modern looking cabinet. 

    French Country Style Sink Faucet
    • The water faucet, sink, and countertop will not be replaced. The faucet looks French style with the curved handles, curved spigot, and curved fat bases. 

    French Country Style Sink Faucet BEFORE Cleaning Mineral Deposits
    • The faucet needs a thorough cleaning to remove water spots from the surfaces and to remove mineral build-up from the end of the spigot. 

    French Country Style Gray Cement Rose Bundle with Gray Iron Bird

    • More French-style accents like the gray cement rose bundle will be added. 
    • I have a few towels from France and need to review what I have that can be used with this sink. 
    • French soaps, sachets, lotions, etc... are on my list of things to add to this vanity. Liquid lavender soap in a pretty bottle is definitely needed here! 

    These are the plans, but you know plans can always change. 

    We have already started working. The old drawer/door hardware has been removed, the vanity has been painted with a primer, and the nail/screw holes have been filled in with wood putty. The top coat of paint goes on later this week. 

    It is pretty exciting to work on updating the small vanity area. Small changes can make big impacts. As always, you will see photos of our progress and how it all looks when it is finished. 


    Any suggestions for products to remove the mineral build-up on the faucet? 

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