Small Powder Room Update with a Bathroom Vanity

Navy blue small bathroom vanity with a brass faucet and overhead light in a powder bathroom with framed embroidered art and ceramic tile.

This is officially our last project of 2022! This was a smaller project that in total took about eight hours, but makes such a difference. At my parents’ house (see their backyard), they have a powder bathroom right off the entry and it came with a pedestal sink. Nothing against pedestal sinks, but they just aren’t my vibe and there is no storage. I’m excited to show you the before and after of how a bathroom vanity, I found on sale, transformed this small powder room.

The Before & The Installation

When we initially chose the finish for this home, I knew I would be swapping out the pedestal sink for a bathroom vanity one day! We upgraded the tile and mirror, but that was it. Everything else we kept builder grade, knowing we would make changes in the future.

Swapping out the pedestal sink was an easier change than I thought! We hired a contractor to do the removal and then install the new vanity. Since there isn’t a splash portion or a backsplash on this bathroom vanity we decided not to have it flush with both walls in the corner, but float it against the mirror wall.

The cost for the contractor to remove and install the vanity was $400 and then the plumber was $195 to install the faucet.

Decor & Accessories

A lot of the accessories and decor I, fortunately, already had in the space. The hand towels and bath mat play off the blue small bathroom vanity. Above the toilet, I framed these embroidered pieces my Mom got from Vietnam decades ago on a work trip. She carried them back to the USA and I wanted to make sure they were displayed in a beautiful way. These frames with a generous mat really gives them a grand moment and makes the small powder room.

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