As with all things related with moving there was a LOT of clutter that I had to redirect in our house before it was liveable. Heck, some of the clutter was makeshift furniture! Haha. We sold a lot of our belongings to make the move easier and to start from scratch. Moving on up! Or, south, technically.
One eyesore in particular was the master bathroom (SO excited I get to type that!). Sure, we had a vanity under the sink, but it in no way was capable of housing all of our toiletries. The countertop was a minefield!
Notice the highly attractive black part underneath the vanity. Who the heck does that?! That same ugly bar also runs along the bottom of the kitchen cabinets and the guest bathroom vanity. Builder's grade materials, they're called. Why oh why?
What boggles my mind is that there are darker wood floors throughout, and a dark ceiling fan in the adjoining master bedroom. The wood colors don't match!
See where the wheels were turning?
I went to the local Lowe's (love that place) in search for a medicine cabinet to house toiletries. I vehemently abhor that oak color for cabinets. Oak wood floors? Fine. Oak furniture? Reminds me of my college dorm furnishings. I digress.
I fell in love with this Allen + Roth medicine cabinet at Lowe's, and after chatting it up with the store employees I learned that I could easily install it myself. Only problem was the builder's mirror currently on the wall. The geniuses glued it to the wall, so I would have had to break it to install a medicine cabinet. So over the toilet it would have to go:
The two tone wood furnishings looked dreadful so I just HAD to paint the vanity.
Finding paint to match the cabinet proved far more difficult than I thought. See how it has a gorgeous red glow to it? Paint wouldn't be able to emulate that. The paint I ended up getting had a blue tint rather than red, but that's for another entry. Tune in to see the transformation!