April 2, 2012
If I have learned anything, it is the fact that changing direction is often unavoidable. Sure, you can keep going even when you know it was probably wiser to turn left at the last set of lights, but why not stop and follow your instinct...or your map (!) and go towards the direction that works best? Exactly what I am doing with my bathroom renovation.
This vanity, while not my 100% top choice seemed to fit with what it was I had in mind for the make over in the bathroom. Was I ever completely sold on this piece? No, not really, but I could see ways in which I could make it "work". Not good enough. Yesterday while speaking to someone who works in the bath department where this vanity is carried, it became a definite "NO" for me. The piece on top? It's not solid. I'm not sure what it is even though I believe it is granite. And only about 1/8" thick. It comes as a separate piece and it has to be glued to the wood once it arrives. Too many chances for chips, breaks or cracks. Hearing that made the decision easy. It's off the table (as it were).
Back to the drawing board...I think I've found exactly what (all 3 pieces -- vanity, cabinet and mirror with a white marble top) I want and can visualize how it's going to look. I was having trouble doing that with the white vanity. I'll still get a "beach" feel, just more Caribbean perhaps! And that's not a bad thing at all. No, not at all! I can "see" the floor and the bathtub with surrounding tile. And I found a cupboard that I think will work quite well. Add plantation shutters to the new window and I'm liking this very much indeed.
Now to go back to the paint chips and see what will work with this grouping. That's always fun.