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French Cottage Bathroom Vanity: How to get the look details

Oh the bathroom renovation project... 
it just keeps getting better and better.

french country cottage bathroom vanity renovation

And by better and better, I mean...
better but more complicated. That is how I work. :) 
But today... 
it is all about where to find all those pieces to get the look.

I am one of those people who sometimes changes design and planning midstream.
You know like 'let's knock this wall down, open up this area and then put this here'
only to start to do that and say 'WAIT... I have an idea...'

Never a dull moment here. 
But I have learned that as soon as I know WHAT I want that renovation to look like- 
it changes again.
 And I will admit (shh..only to you guys- not to my husband) 
sometimes, what I want it to look like goes in a circle and righ back to what
 I wanted in the first place. 
Insert disgusted husband and middle son wearing tool belts faces.

Thankfully, with the bathroom renovation- we are ALL GOOD.
 I haven't changed plans, veered off the original bathroom course- or decided that the vanity is all.wrong. and we have to start over
I am loving how it has turned out so far- and if you read my earlier post- 
you know it isn't completely wrapped just yet. Marble counter, baby.

And today it is all about the vanity and the details. 
SO many questions about where to find so many of the elements I used in this project- 
and so, here you go!
*some affiliate links*

console turned into vanity in bathroom

This is a custom designed piece-  the console is actually just a console. 
I just saw a sink base and fell in love and so we turned took that Cinderella dream story console 
and turned it into a sink vanity.

Vessel Sinks:

Yes, these are the ones that are not the ones that they should have been. But they have grown on us and so we have kept them. They are a bit taller than we had planned for- I think there may have been an ooops on the UPC but they actually work well. 

Brass Bridge Faucets:

I am a huge fan of  vintage style anything. These bridge faucets were a mega deal compared to some you see out there. 

French Country Sconces:

Every good vanity deserves a pair of oversized French style sconces don't you think?
These are an amazing find- and an amazing price. Just be mindful of the size as they are quite large- they do have other sizes available.

Oversized Mirror:

I found this at RH in the baby section. Did I think it was too immature for a grown up room? No way, I would totally have wanted this beauty in my kids room. Same size, same details. I have linked a similar less expensive version. 

Laundry Basket:

Yep, this was that vintage French laundry basket that cost me a chunkachange to ship back from just one state over. But... at $35- it was well worth it. If you don't count the $130 shipping charge.

White Towels:

We were down to the clean up and photo shoot work when I realized that I needed more.towels. to fill that basket up. I am kind of a nut about towels. Not a fan of cardboard or sandpaper style cheap towels- so I looked online and saw a crazy good sale at Penney's.  I placed the order online, my son stopped and picked them up while he was at the market- and they arrived tied up with pretty little silver ribbons. Best part- each bath towel was under $5 and is plush and delicious.

Brass drain pipes:

I think that is about it as far as details go for the vanity -
 but stay tuned for the rest of the bathroom renovation. 

Happy Monday everyone!


  1. It looks wonderful. The console is gorgeous. And the brass drainpipes are the little detail that makes all the difference.

  2. I absolutely love how you've put this all together. The console is brilliant as well as the sinks. Every detail perfect. I also can completely understand the basket - it's marvelous! Beautifully done!

  3. Your bathroom looks great!!!! love the console!!

  4. It looks absolutely lovely! The console-turned-vanity is so perfect and charming! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the space!

  5. I love all of it, but I think my favorite little detail is how the the mirror crest just fits under the ceiling rafters:-) Can't wait to see the rest!!!

  6. Everything is beautiful! I love that vintage looking basket. I didn't see that open weaved basket on their website. Can't wait to see the rest of the bathroom.

  7. So very everything Eloquence! .... yes, the shipping was well worth it! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the room!

  8. That is so pretty and so different from everything else out there. I love it and must copy it either in my master bath or in the powder room. It is just gorgeous.

  9. may have been last year,. but you devoted a blog to the complete renovation of one of your bathrooms. I believe it was this bath, but could be wrong. It was so impressive and beautiful that I wanted to share it with a friend, but I cannot re-find it. Can you help me. Thank you. I have never seen such a beautiful bath!!

  10. What time did you use on the walls?