A few days ago, I shared photos of the bathroom renovation that we completed during the COVID-19 lockdown. I have had several questions about the process, so I thought I would post the details.
The countertop is a birch butcher block from Home Depot that cost less than $200. We had a few small pieces left over that we plan to use for other projects. To prevent humidity damage, Mr. Handsome added epoxy from a company called Stone Coat Countertops. We know two people who used the product previously and loved the results. Apparently butcher block countertops are all the rage right now, so I feel very “in.”
Our first step was painting the walls. That way, it didn’t matter if we dripped on the counter or floor. We used Behr semi-gloss enamel in repose gray.
The medicine cabinet has sentimental value to me, as it was handmade by Mr. Handsome as an anniversary present. We had nowhere to put our toothbrushes, and it really bothered me to have them on the counter for everyone to see and touch, but this beautiful DIY medicine cabinet solves the problem wonderfully. I love it!
The cabinets were sanded and pained with a few coats of Behr semi-gloss enamel in van deusen blue.
The floor is Duttonwood Ash from Home Depot. It looks like wood but is actually ceramic.
Mr. Handsome ordered pieces of glass (less than $40 each) and made the wood mirror frames by hand. They are hung like pictures, rather than glued to the wall like our previous mirror was.
The faucets are Delta Porter oil rubbed bronze. The other fixtures are Delta Porter brushed nickle. The sinks are Kohler Pennington from Home Depot.
We did not redo the tub, although we added a new trim kit (faucet and spout) and shower head. Finding a replacement trim kit that didn’t require a costly plumbing fix was very difficult, but when we finally picked up the phone and called Delta, they solved our problem in minutes. (This is not an ad or sponsored post, I was simply impressed by their customer service.)