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.
*** Some of the links in this post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Read full disclosure policy here.
redheadcandecorate.com wouldn’t be possible with out my husband. He’s my rock, best friend, and lover. I love him more than life itself.
Happy 23rd, Richard!
Love, Juliebathroom, black, faucet, gold, sink, vanity Posted by