Guest Bath: Addressing the Vanity (Part 3)

We got our guest bathroom in working order (though it’s not completely finished) just in time for Stephen’s parents to spend the weekend with us.  For the first time in longer than we’d like to admit, this vanity has all its doors and drawers in place, new hardware, a clean countertop, and a new faucet!


That snippet of color you see in the mirror is the Armas-inspired artwork I painted a few months ago.


Here’s a closer look at the newly painted vanity.  The handles and hinges are both inexpensive brushed nickel selections from Home Depot.  We counted up all the doors and drawers in our house when we painted our kitchen cabinets a couple years back and bought all the hardware at once.  All we had to do was grab 6 handles from the garage and pop them on!  We’d misplaced the drawer runners and were short 4 hinges though, so we still had to take a quick trip to the hardware store.

Vanity Done

We replaced the old ugly faucet with this shiny new Moen one from our Habitat for Humanity ReStore…

New Faucet

The only problem?  After installing and fiddling with the faucet for at least half an hour, THIS is the most water we can get to come out of it when it’s turned all the way on! We’re hoping some Googling will help us solve the mystery of the low-flow faucet.

Faucet Drip

Aside from the faucet issues, we’re happy to say the bottom half of our vanity nook is complete!  Now we just have to address everything from the countertop up and this room will be done.


What do you think of our gray vanity + hardware combination now?  Any advice on how to increase the flow from that faucet without buying a new one?

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14 Responses to Guest Bath: Addressing the Vanity (Part 3)

  1. Morgan says:

    I don’t know anything about fixing the water flow, but I’m loving your updated vanity! The cabinet color is so pretty with the white countertop. =) The art piece you painted looks great in that room.

  2. cassie says:

    the vanity looks awesome!
    so when we moved into our house, we had to clean out all the aerators in the faucet because the house had been empty for long and the water flow was horrible. as soon as the aerators were cleaned out )it was gross, by the way!!!!) they were good to go! i don’t lnow if that has anything to do with yours since yours is new, but just a thought!

  3. Alaina says:

    Hey Meredith, i LOVE that green color of the vanity! What color is that, i’d love to use that in our guest bathroom!

  4. Amber says:

    Looks good! I am sure if I searched your blog I will find what color grey the vanity (and master bathroom) is, but could you let me know so I don’t have to go searchin’? Thanks!

    P.S. I really enjoy reading your blog 🙂 And what happened to Friday Five this past weekend?

  5. Lisa says:

    I really like your painting in the bathroom. The hardware looks great too. I’m mentioning your guest room closet curtains in my post on Wed. I’ve been thinking about them when I look at my plain curtains. I hope you get your flow trouble figured out before your in-laws come. 🙂

  6. Jen Y says:

    I would try cleaning the faucet. You can screw off the very end – not sure what it’s called(filter/screen?) – where the water comes out. There should be at least two pieces, some faucets have three. Take those apart & scrub them well with a toothbrush. If there’s build up in them, soak them overnight in white vinegar, scrub again & see if that helps.

    You also could try replacing just those parts & see if that helps.

  7. April says:

    I Love all of the updates you have done to your house. It really inspires me to work on our home. I was wondering if you could post updated pictures of the guest bathroom. I wondered what you did for the backsplash.

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  9. ashley says:

    what did you do about the gap? the same thing happened to us this week!

  10. Rhoni says:

    I know this post is a couple of years old, but just wanted tell you awesome job and thanks. I have been looking for a product to refinish all the faux wood countertops in our house, mostly the bathrooms. I’ve seen those new paint faux marble kits made for countertops, but at $300 for the kit I could replace the hall bath countertop, but our master bath countertop is a whopping 9 1/2′ long, no way I’m going to find anything that long. I take that back, they do have those drop in counters in the kitchen section at Lowe’s, not what I am wanting for the bathroom. Thanks again!

    FYI: I grew up at the bottom of the Hill, in Alma, my parents and some family still live there. I live in the middle of Oklahoma now, going on my 7th year here. The hubs and I just bought a 1990s ranch in between two little ghost towns, gone by way of the oil boom years ago. If I were a betting person, I would bet this house hasn’t been touched since it was built, one bedroom has tan paint, all other are white, and the hall baths paint color is boarding on school bus yellow. Needless to say there are lots of remodeling projects to do around here, trying to take advantage of the summer to get a few of them under way, before those October wind start.

    Again “thanks”, enjoying reading your blog.

  11. judith says:

    I applaud both of you for all the hard work that you have put in to your home. My husband Gordon and I are soon to be buying an old dilapidated house of our own. As I speak to you from the coast of Wales on this bright, beautiful, dazzling morning, my heart sinks at the thought of all the hard work ahead of us! However, if it turns out to be as beautiful as your home, then I will be so happy! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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