The Vessel Sink Project

For those of you who are new to this blog, or haven’t heard about the crazy adventure my husband and I have undertaken over the last year, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that I do, in fact, have a life outside of fashion!  A little over a year ago, my J and I purchased what we envisioned “could be” our dream home.  In other words, a total dump (but in our ideal neighborhood) that was in need of a gut job and some serious TLC.  We have done the majority of the work ourselves, and let me tell you, it has been a wild ride.  BUT we have transformed a house into our home.  And of course I might be a little bit biased, but I think it is just beautiful and I couldn’t be happier that we took on this seemingly impossible project, pouring a years worth of blood, sweat and tears into every nook and cranny to achieve our desired end result.  It has been worth every moment and every penny (and I say that confidently even as I can hear J tearing the deck off the back of the house so that we can rebuild it).

That said, I shared our kitchen transformation with you all (here) a few weeks ago.  I had always dreamed of a white kitchen and a farm sink, and I was lucky enough to get both.  And apparently I have a thing for sinks, because another item on my wish list was to have a vessel sink in our main bath.  I have always wanted a vessel sink for as long as I can remember.  I think they are neat, and classy, and unique, and pretty, and well, really, really neat.   But if you would have asked my hubby what he though of vessel sinks when we started this project, he would have told you that they were weird, and tacky and just plain ugly.  So as we remodeled our main bath (the first of 3 bathrooms we have now renovated) the vessel sink was a hot topic.  But as you can see in the pictures below, I got my vessel sink, and I think it’s safe to say that J might like it even better than I do! 🙂

The bathroom before.  Kind of hard to get a feel for how DISGUSTING it was.  Makes me shiver just thinking about it!!!

We experienced the same issue here as in the kitchen-when got down to the subfloors, they were rotted out and in serious need of replacement.

Justin getting ready for his first floor tiling project.  Let’s just say he’s an old pro now.

Ta-da!!  Beautiful new vanity, quartz counters, my vessel sink, and tile back splash.

LOVE this bathroom.

And there it is up close and personal-the infamous vessel sink.  🙂

So there you have it, the first of three bathroom renovations.  I can’t tell you how happy we are with the way it turned out (and that I got my vessel sink, of course!).  Stay tuned for more posts and stories about our incredible home transformation (can you believe that I set that toilet?????  Me neither).  I have gotten so used to how the house looks now, it’s fun for me to take little stroll down memory lane and write these posts and remember how things used to look-before the sledge hammers came out.  The changes we have made are drastic, and I am pretty darn proud of the Dolls for tackling such a huge project.  Now let’s hope we have the same luck with our current deck rebuild.   Fingers crossed.

And don’t forget to check out our kitchen reno if you haven’t seen it yet!!