Now that the kitchen remodel is underway, I thought I’d turn my attention to the hall bathroom since we’re trying to finish up the reno by summer. It’s time to remove the plain builder mirror, light fixture, and old sink vanity (which is falling apart) and replace with a free standing vanity and mirror combo.
This is the upstairs hall bathroom which is used by kids and guests; it’s a windowless space so I’m going to keep it light and cheerful in here. That little shelf above the toilet will go, I envision a mirror and vanity on the left, on the right a new toilet with some colorful art above.
I had my heart set on this green Keys vanity but after I measured I realized it’s too big for my space, I’ll have to find something no wider than 32", perhaps the smaller Savoy in gray or aqua, or another that I paint a fresh fun hue. My research turned up so many other attractive free standing vanities and stylish mirrors so I created a few combinations for powder rooms and small bathrooms to inspire.
Imagine them with a wall treatment behind like board and batten or a fab wallpaper, and as we all know, if you like the shape but not the color of the vanity, you can always paint it and swap out the hardware for a more personalized look.
driftwood mirror / green vanity / silver corona mirror / white marble top vanity
whitney black vanity / chippendale mirror / gray blue vanity / scalloped wood mirror
aqua savoy vanity / venetian mirror / mother of pearl mirror / cherry vanity
reclaimed wood vanity / rattan mirror / hamilton vanity / faceted gold mirror
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I would steer away from the faceted gold mirror and the Chippendale mirror because it would be too hard to clean in all of the little sections of mirror along the trim. I really like that green vanity. I think I would use it in green in one bathroom and in the distressed cream in the other.
I’m sure whatever you pick will be gorgeous! I am, however, partial towards the black, gray and reclaimed wood vanity. Love! And, I voted ;)
I love the cherry vanity with mother of pearl mirror. And your blog is the best: you deserve to win.
Just voted for you. Love your blog.
I love the mother of pearl mirror but not that vanity. I think its a great choice for a freestanding vanity. I cannot wait to see what direction you go.
I would go with the reclaimed wood vanity but swap the mirror for one of the others like gold faceted or mother of pearl. The contrasting styles would be so gorgeous! Love your blog btw… Congrats on your nomination!!
Voted! Love your blog – I view and re-view your wood-look tile floors frequently. Your accomplishment and Maria’s gift of “freedom” to choose a nontraditional flooring with confidence got me all excited and relieved my concerns at the same time. Now if I can just win a little lottery.
I really dig that green vanity – unfortunately too small for my master and the wrong color for the guest (which inherited not only the porkchop countertop but a weird angle on the opposite side). I’ll be eager to see what you choose. That little room is pining for some “light” and “cheer” and I know you’ll bring it.
I love the mother of pearl mirror with the cherry vanity. But, I love it painted with the cream color of the Hamilton vanity. I would paint the hardware also so it is darker. I am partial to mother of pearl though. I am currently thinking about tiling my whole vanity wall in maother of pearl tile it it doesn’t break the bank.
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I have hung a Threshold starburst mirror over a builder vanity in my bath, but am stuck when it comes to a light. I need help! LOL Just not sure what will work best with this mirror. Do I replace with another 3 bulb fixture or a 1 bulb fixture? Traditional, more modern or go with a juxtaposition and go rustic with a barn light? Would love to hear advice and suggestions.
Great question Cassie, send me a picture!
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I love all the vanities you’ve selected but I personally would go with one that has a little more clearance from the floor to the bottom of the cabinet. With vanities raised off the floor, you must also dust/clean under them and with the limited footprint of the bathroom that can be challenging.
Great choices! Can’t wait to see the reveal! I love the first 2 and the second one in the second row and the very last one. Those are great choices and some unique designs!
Thanks for sharing!
Wondering what your plans are for the medicine cabinet? Just replaced my large builder-grade mirror with two mirrors over the vanity, but unsure how to handle the medicine cabinet situation since one of the mirrors is abutting it. I do use it for storage….
Debbie, I plan to keep a medicine cabinet there but replace that one, it’s old and grungy, you can find updated beveled edge ones for around $50-70 at home improvement stores.
I had a bathroom with a big mirror that extended over the toilet like this, but mine had a pedestal sink and no counter space. I’d look into, if you can, keeping and just framing in that big mirror! I loved how the big mirror opened up my space and made it more usable. You can get a smaller vanity, just dont lose mirror space!