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The Bathroom Countertops Are Installed!


Our master bathroom countertops are installed, and they look amazing! I had narrowed down the selection to about five different quartz countertop options (you can see those five here if you missed them), and in the end, the Vicostone Elysian, which comes in a polished finish.

This quartz was the perfect choice! I was so nervous that the gray might be too dark, but it’s not at all. It’s a very light gray, so it keeps things light and bright while adding the perfect amount of contrast with the floor.

Pay no attention to the pipe underneath the sink. 🙂 That is the one that I’ll be using, but it’s way too brassy compared to the faucet. I’m not quite sure how I’ll solve that issue, but I can guarantee you that the pipe in the finished bathroom won’t be that garish.

Anyway, this countertops is so pretty! I was a little disappointed when I realized that the gray would be the best option in this bathroom because I had my heart set on one with a “leathered” finish, which appears very matte. But this gray only comes in a polished finish, according to the Vicostone website. So in my mind, I was settling for polished in order to get the color that worked the best.

But as it turns out, I LOVE the polished finish. It’s perfect, and I’m so glad that the ones with the leathered finishes didn’t work out.

Now that the countertops are installed, I have no more excuses. I’m not waiting on anyone else to do anything else in this bathroom. The rest is all on me. (Side note: I’m not sure why that sink stopper looks so dark and dull in the photo below. It doesn’t look like that at all in person. But also in the photo below, it looks like the faucet and mirror almost match, and they don’t. Strange.)

The plumbing isn’t actually finished yet. The faucet components are just sitting there, but nothing is hooked up to water lines. And the drain is just barely screwed on so that I could see the color. So all of that still needs to be finished.

But I do need to figure out what to do about all of these finishes. The mirrors, according to the photos on the website where I purchased them, were supposed to be way more gold. Way back when they arrived and I saw how dark they were, I almost got ahead of myself and painted them the color I had originally wanted (and what showed on the website). I’m so glad that I stopped myself and decided to wait, because now, I feel like they need to be dark. They might even need to be a bit darker than they currently are, but I like how they bring the darkness of the walnut up onto the wall.

That leaves me with three gold finishes that are definitely not matching. The Delta faucets that I picked out almost look like they have a touch of rose gold to them, while the sconces are more of a yellow gold, and the drain pipe is just a brassy, garish gold. Somehow, I have to make these things work together better. Obviously, that solution will not include spray painting a brand new Delta faucet. 😀 But I don’t have any issues with making some modifications to the sconces and drain pipes. I’ve been expecting to have to do that.

It’s so close to being finished, y’all! So, so close.


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