Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I need opinions - quickly! :-)

People, I need help!

In an effort to recreate our 'spa' experience at home, I've been trolling the internet for bathroom fixtures & such to makeover our master bathroom. I never intended to actually start buying anything but you know how these things work, you start looking, and then you find something you love - and then there are only 4 of them left on the planet :-)

Here's my problem: our master bathroom has an angled wall in it, with 2 36" base cabinets and a couple of fake doors to fill in the spaces. I hate it. It's builder's basic cheap crap. And I really don't want to 'upgrade' this look, as it's not really the 'feel' I'm going for. Here are two pictures, I'm so desperate I'm showing you this. I apologize for the poor pictures, shadows and all:

My question is: what do you think about ripping out the sink on the left across from the shower & replacing it with either a lingerie-type chest or a 'ladies-type' vanity & seat, and using the following sink on the right:
It's a Drexel Heritage piece in a dark walnut that I found on Overstock and have been watching for a week now. Of course I didn't buy it 2 days ago when they had 10% off site wide, and now there are only 4 left. I have been all over the internet looking at these things, and the price is right, I just wasn't sure I wanted to commit at this point. On the plus side, Drexel Heritage makes lots of furniture in this finish so I should be able to get a coordinate pretty easily.

The overall look will be marble tile floor, subway tile around the tub & shower, we want to rip out the shower stall and tile the whole thing & put in a pivot door - clean, fresh and new. I'm just hung up on the whole vanity thing. I love this piece, but is it a good idea? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Remember, there are only 4 left. Thanks in advance!


  1. I love it and if the price is right for you - go for it!

  2. Love it...go for it! It will really update your space!

  3. AHHHHHHH!!!!! The pressure!!!
    I love it!! My only concern would be going from two sinks to one...

    What color is your paint? I heart it! We are getting ready to paint our 1/2 bath and I am LOVING that color!

  4. I love the piece!! I agree with Staci, though. Master bath only having one sink...hmmm? Would you put 2 of those in...and make them their own seperate spaces?

    Can't wait to find out what you do!! Oh, the pressure!! Love you're bathroom color, same as my kitchen!

    xoxo ~Lisa

  5. Awesome piece. And I like the idea of a separate ladies vanity. I wouldn't give mine up, I love it for prepping and primping.

  6. I love it. Would it work to buy two of them so you still have 2 sinks? I think you might want 2 sinks for resale. I love the whole look you are going for - subway time, spa look. So nice!


  7. I was going to say that you don't need two sinks in your master bath...we have one and it's all we need but Jen brings up a good point of resale. I don't know how important that is to a buyer but it would matter to me.

    I love that piece and if you love it I would get it and make it work.

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  9. I love it! But then I have two vanity style sinks in my house so I'm obviously partial!

    Can't wait to see what you do!

  10. Ohhhhhh I like the idea of two of them in the space! Then you get two sinks and keep the look!!!! Can't wait to hear what you decide!

  11. I think it's lovely. I'm also covetous of a vanity/seat.


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