Welcome to our “Black & Gold Bathroom” makeover. Sit back and enjoy the stroll through memory lane before I share the final reveal. I am very pleased with the chic new look, and I hope you are, too!
I first walked into this 1/2 bathroom (which is located in the hall between our kitchen and laundry room) when viewing the house about 9 years ago, and I loved 3 things. The size of the room, the huge window, and the beautiful vanity that looks more like a dresser to me. What I didn’t like was the creamy white colored floral ceramic sink with gold faucet, and the vanity’s finish. I could shoot myself now though, because the sink & faucet we replaced them with were copper and that was a huge mistake. I will never get another copper sink, EVER. FYI they are difficult to clean, and the color(s) the copper turns (including green ) make me feel like it’s dirty. I probably could have used the original sink and faucet, but that is water down the sink now.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of the original sink and faucet, but this photo was taken after we took the ugly copper sink out of the vanity to spray paint it (I know-crazy), and right before I painted the vanity black. I was trying to help a sorry situation.
I know what you’re thinking…yuck!
So, below you will see it after I spray painted the sink black and painted the vanity black. It worked for a while until the sink began to chip by the faucet. We honestly didn’t know what to do with it at this point without spending a lot of money on another drop in sink that would fit. I was very annoyed with the entire oreal, so I avoided it for a long time.
I finally figured it out though, so hold on to those britches 😯 . I began looking on line for sinks that go on TOP of the vanity, rather than the ones that drop in. I was very surprised that they were fairy inexpensive and we didn’t have to deal with that hole because the sink would cover it up. I was definitely on to something.
So, I measured around that darn hole so I knew how big to go, then I measured the vanity width/length and that wooden backsplash, and lastly I verified with my husband if this could be done with a new faucet, drain, hose(s), etc. I am not too good in the plumbing department, but he is. He gave me 2 thumbs up.
So, I ordered the sink, drain, and faucet on-line (see product information below in my source list). They came pretty quickly. When the boxes arrived I pulled out that sink faster than you can say, “Redhead needs to chill out it’s just a sink!” I was just so excited to place it over that hole. Would it fit? Would it look good? Would it work?
The answer to all 3 questions is, “Yes.”
Whoa! It looks a lot different, doesn’t it? Can you figure out what else I changed? I mean, I know this is a different angle, but there are still a couple more changes.
Okay, well I’ll just tell you. I switched out that mirror to one that I found at a thrift store and painted gold. I also spray painted the knobs on the vanity gold because I wanted them to pop.
How do you like our new “gold” faucet? Isn’t she pretty (see source below)? I absolutely love black & gold together. It’s one of my favorite decorating combos. In fact, I wear black & gold all the time with black t-shirts and gold hoops.
Here I am recently going on a date with my husband. See the black & gold, ha ha…
This new black & gold look is chic, classic, and a little farmhouse, with a modern eclectic twist. I am in love.
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