As you can see, I went with the hex mirror and not the round one. Last week, the majority of comments were in favor of the round one - I was really hoping for that one too, but it was a bit too large. I could get it in there, but it would not be centered over the faucet OR it would bump smack up against the side wall, both options looked wrong. I figured because it was round I could cheat the centered thing a bit, but ultimately it looked too off center and would drive me nuts (not to mention look bad). Even though the hex mirror wasn't my first choice, it saved the day. A lot more narrow, it fits much better in this small awkward space. As for the round one, I'm keeping it anyway. I know I can find a place for it somewhere else...
The wallpaper installation started yesterday and should be finished by today. We went over the fact that I'd like the entire nook above the vanity to be completely covered in the palm print paper to really make it pop (ie. the eave slanted ceiling area). The installer wasn't so sure this was a good idea, as the print will not match up perfectly, but after achieving a similar look in our Vermont condo a few years ago (and loving it-despite the print not matching perfectly with seams from ceiling to wall) I convinced him that this was exactly what I wanted.
The hardware for the vanity arrived and looks great. The faucet's been put back in. I've been busy shopping for a few accessories to finish up the room (the zhushing-my favorite part!). Unfortunately, the brass toilet paper holder and the gray striped shower curtain I ordered might not make it here in time...but all the other fun little pieces have arrived and are ready for their close up.
Reviewing the original to do list:
Dramatic wallpaper. I LOVE wallpaper, and there's no better place to use it than a bathroom. I'm
obsessed with this Martyn Lawrence wallpaper Erin used (Bullard Romeo in
Carrara for Schumacher.) Got some great paper, just not the original one - but feeling really good about the one I ended up with.
Lose the weird lighting and get some nice, possibly brass lighting. Done! The new brass fixture is in and has been moved to a place that makes more sense in the room.
Lose the brown counter top and replace it with a nice bright white stone one. Done! Obtained a beautiful white marble remnant.
Get some brass hardware happening in here: faucet and knobs and towel bar. Done!
Get rid of that square mirror - Done!
6. In a perfect world, lose the tile up the walls as well, but honestly don't see that happening...
7. New shower curtain with some personality... ironically, this probably won't happen either.
I've been following along with all the other participants, have you?