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Progress Report: Master Bathroom

Our new master bathroom isn’t small, but it is the second item on our major renovation list after moving the laundry.  It is very dated with gold fixtures, a big frameless mirror and a vanity with a weird inset under the sink area.  The toilet sort of sits out in the middle of the right side of the room and the shower is tiny.  I started my temporary updates with new paint.  The previous owners had it painted a vivid golden yellow.  I used the same paint color from the bedroom, but added some mildewcide to the paint for added protection.

I painted the vanity using Sherwin Williams Adhesion primer and Pro Classic paint in Dover White.  I’m very happy with this shade of white.  It is slightly warmer than buying straight white gloss paint off the shelf.  I also changed the hardware – 3 inch finial pulls from Martha Stewart in polished nickel and nickel hinges.  I also scoured the internet for towel rings after discovering that the polished nickel selection at local stores was awful, not to mention that many of the towel rings now seem to have metal posts but plastic rings.  I found an ebay seller with three Waterhill polished nickel towel rings by Moen for $25 each, much better than the $88 msrp.  I bought all three so that when I get around to the other two full bathrooms, I will have them on hand.

Paint Color:

Here are the before shots: