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The New Vanity in the Bathroom! Plus, a Bathroom Vanity Round-Up

July 21, 2022

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Did you catch my Instagram Stories when I revealed the bathroom vanity that arrived for the upstairs bathroom? Online it looked like a dark mahogany color. 

With all the tile in the upstairs bathroom, a gorgeous wood-toned vanity felt so complimentary and a great way to break up the tile.

However, when we unboxed it, I noticed the color was much different in person. It almost looked black, not that beautiful deep mahogany like I wanted–this is also the one we included in the original mood board for this room.

(See all the original Mood board sources here!)

While I thought the shape and size were absolutely perfect, the color was not clicking. I was not sure if we could send it back because it had been sitting in our garage for weeks until we brought it in to be installed. Plus, returning a vanity sounded like a lot of work, so I knew I couldn’t take this decision lightly. I needed to weigh all the options.

I first unboxed it at night and decided to wait and see if it looked lighter with some sunlight in the room. And while it did look a bit lighter during the day, it still looked black, not wood-toned, and not at all what I wanted.

After mulling it over, I kept returning to the fact that I knew I did not love it. I was squinting. I was waiting for it to get more sunny. I was trying to make it work.

After looking around, I ended up finding a different vanity with a promising wood tone, and the decision became much clearer – it was time to pivot. 

This is not the first time I have changed my mind; I know it will not be the last. The whole point of renovating an entire house or even one room is to create something you love. It feels like a waste to put in all of that work for something that ends up feeling like you are settling. So, just in case you need permission to change your mind, here you go; you have permission!

Luckily, once the new vanity arrived, the color was just right.

It went perfectly with the mirror I got for above it as well!

Sconces | Mirror | Vanity | Tile |  Shower Head | Arm | Valve

I love the warmth it brings to the room. I ended up ordering some different knobs for the vanity that will coordinate with the brass plumbing fixtures we installed. I was able to file a return for the first vanity.

In the meantime, here is a round-up of several gorgeous vanities in multiple price ranges that give the main character energy your bathroom deserves. Which is your favorite?

1. Aberdeen Vanity 36″ $549
2. Lexington 30″ $656
3. Aberdeen 36″ $645
4. Marino 19″ $859
5. Deina 42″ $879
6. Goleta 42″ $1079
7. Keri 42″ $1330
8. Cabot 48″ $1999
9. Brantley 48″ $1349
10. Delano 37″ $1586
11. Alfreda 48″ $1949
12. Montague 36″ $1798
13. Claire 48″ $1629
14. Keller 49″ $2259
15. Elmdale 48″ $2309
16. Sausalito 36″ $2999

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  1. Sarah says:

    Looks so beautiful! Love it!

  2. Jean Smith says:

    Love the new vanity! This room is beautiful.

  3. Renee says:

    One of our baths has a vanity with no drawers and I can honestly say I hate it. When we redo that bathroom I will look for maximum drawers!

  4. Katie says:

    So glad you went with your gut!! The wood tone of the new vanity is so much better. LOVED seeing it in the same view as the linen press on Instagram!!

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