The new Vicostone quartz countertop has been installed in the hallway bathroom! The color/pattern is called Elysian, and it’s the remnant from what I purchased for our master bathroom remodel. I have to admit that when they brought the countertop in and set it in place, my very initial reaction was, “Oh no! It’s horrible!” 😀
It took me a second to come to my senses and realize that yes, I hate it with the vanity color, but the vanity color is going to be changed. And yes, I hate it with the backsplash/accent tile that’s currently there, but that tile is going to be swapped out.
So as of right now, it’s actually kind of difficult to appreciate my new Vicostone quartz countertop in the bathroom because it’s surrounded by things that still need to be changed. But here’s a look at how the countertop turned out.
Now that it’s in place, you can really see how the time that’s in there now really needs to go. I didn’t realize how brown that tile reads until it was next to the new countertop.
And I have to admit that it was a bit of a shock to my system seeing that light gray in there after eight years of living with a dark stained wood countertop.
I made that wood countertop eight years ago, and I remember being told that wood in a bathroom would never last. But it lasted eight years, and it’s still in great condition! You can see how I made it here.
Now if you’re wondering why in the world I’d start changing things out in this bathroom right now while I’m neck deep in my studio project and trying to get the ball rolling on our addition, that means that you probably missed this post. This was definitely not on my to do list any time soon, but sometimes things don’t quite go according to plan.
Anyway, I’m still planning on using this tile (the loose tile that’s leaning behind the faucet) in the photo below. You can see how much cooler gray it is than the current tile, which reads very warm and almost brown in places.
And, of course, that means that I need to swap out the cabinet hardware and the shower faucet and shower head.
There was a bit of a snafu in the plan. They cut a countertop to go in this area as well, but as you can see, I still have wood here.
They had no idea how to get that countertop out of there, and quite honestly, I’m not sure how to, either. 😀 But since I’m the one who remodeled this bathroom and built that area, I think I’ll have a much better chance at getting it out of there than they would. And I can guarantee you that I will find a way. So I just asked them to leave that countertop with me and let me do it.
So I’m quite excited to have this new Vicostone quartz countertop in here. What I’m not excited about is having to live with this in between state, where things are undone and other things clash with each other, for the time being.
It’s always a bit disappointing when a room goes from that “finished” column back into the “unfinished” column. But that’s the nature of homeownership, and of making changes as the years roll on. And after eight years of living with a dark wood countertop, this is an exciting change.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.