Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wooden Bathroom Countertop

I don't mean to brag but I'm an empty nester. 

One of the perks is that the kid's bathroom is always clean.

Instead of scrubbing out the tub before company arrives, I'm dusting it.

We did this wooden countertop about four years ago.

Only about 25 people were reading my blog back then so I thought I'd give you a condition update with new pictures.

This is one of our best DIYs to date.

The wood for the counter was only about $25.00.
The sink was $60.00.
The faucet was $99.00.

I've done two stupid things to mar the finish of the countertop.
One involved hair color. The other may or may not have involved nail polish remover.
I'll never tell.
The hair color blends in and isn't noticeable. Fortunately, my hair is the same tone as the wood.
I sanded the other spot and hit it with a little more Urethane.
Problem solved.
Shhh. Don't tell Bill.

I will say that I'm not thrilled with the faucet.
We are having trouble with the lever that pulls up the drain.
I can understand having this problem with a cheap faucet.
$99.00 isn't cheap, if you ask me.
I've tried fixing it and couldn't. Maybe Bill can.

If you would like to build a countertop go to our original post for a tutorial.

Trimming out the mirror is still on my list and it should have been completed a long time ago.
I've also entertained the idea of new light fixtures.
I hope this inspires you to tear out your old cultured marble sink and counter.
This has held up perfectly even though I'm a klutz.
I adore the wood with the white cabinets so this is a classic in my opinion.
Have a great afternoon.


  1. Katie, you did a fabulous job with that re-do. I think if and when you frame your mirror it will be even more updated! I think you should keep the light fixtures - they still look excellent.

    Hey, could you write me and tell me what brand faucet you bought? I am shopping for some right now and am sick of these expensive things breaking after hardly any time or use. I am having the same problem with recently replaced pricey ones, too - MY prob isn't the stopper, it is the hot water not shutting off properly! Please! We found out the hard way by it lightly pouring hot water all night long down the drain. I am most displeased and trying to avoid this again!

  2. That looks amazing! Faucets are a problem. We had beautiful Moen faucets in our last house. They worked great but the handles would come lose and fall off!!

  3. This looks lovely. Hope Bill can fix the faucet problem.

  4. Being an empty nester is an honor. So dusting out the guest bathroom tubs is our reward. Ha! When we retired we built a house that would house all the family when visiting. A few times we had some family here for extended visits so the space was great. I have three tubs that get dusted!

  5. That really does look good. It looks like something you would see in a historic home. Very pretty!

  6. Very pretty Katie. Love the wooden counter top with the white. I would like to change ours, but that will not happen. Thanks for the inspiration though.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Hi Katie. I love your counter top. I smile as I just painted my wood counter top in my powder room. The farmhouse style of the butcher block just was not going with my chippy white bathroom. Love your wood counter it looks perfect with your fixtures and decor.
    Have a great evening.

  8. It's gorgeous, Katie. I really like the contrast with the white cabinetry. We had the same problem with our bathroom faucet. Thankfully, my hubby was able to fix it.

  9. I never had one made out of wood, just granite I think