New Vicostone Quartz Countertop In The Hallway Bathroom

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.

Vicostone Elysian quartz, countertop in bathroom - light gray and white quartz

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.

new Vicostone Elysian quartz countertop in bathroom, other changes coming soon, new tile, new shower curtain, new vanity color

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.

Guest bathroom mid-makeover with new Vicostone Elysian quartz countertop

Along with the new countertop, I also got a new sink and a new faucet. I’ve been wanting to get away from the shiny silver/nickel finishes in here, so this is my opportunity. I went with a Delta Arvo single hole faucet in a champagne bronze finish (affiliate link), which is the same finish I used in our master bathroom. I like that this color isn’t a garish gold or brass, but it still reads in that gold/brass family.

Guest bathroom mid-makeover with new Vicostone Elysian quartz countertop, new Delta Arvo single hole faucet, and potential new tile selection

And, of course, that means that I need to swap out the cabinet hardware and the shower faucet and shower head.

Guest bathroom mid-makeover with new Vicostone Elysian quartz countertop, and old vanity color which will soon be repainted

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.

Stained wood countertop in bathroom, soon to be swapped out for light gray and white quartz

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.



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  1. I love that countertop. I am very interested where you go with the color of the cabinet now. The new tile is going to look so good with that top.
    One thing about you….every day is a new day and you can pivot at a moment’s notice. I wish I had your ability to just go with the flow and soldier on until you get a project (s) done no matter what. You and your skills are amazing and can’t wait to see what you end up with in both the bathroom projects. ( could be because I have two bathrooms that could use a little love)

  2. The tile you have chosen looks great with the new countertop. Love that sink and faucet. Many designers like to mix metals — maybe you don’t need to change all the other things in that bathroom…but the colors have to make sense. It is going to be lovely!

  3. Very nice counter top. And it did wake up the ‘brown’ tone in the backsplash which in truth I would not have noticed much until you mentioned it. I admit I’m not as sensitive to slight color differences. But I’m learning some from you. So…the new faucet seems to have ‘brown’ in it’s DNA at least to me. It must be much different in person or you would have mentioned it. I was surprised to see another redo for this bathroom but it will be lovely.

    1. Love the countertop in there. Really lightens up the room. With the cooler colors in the countertop and new tile, I do see the warmer undertones in the faucet. Will the shower faucet and shower head be switched out as well?

  4. Please share the name/brand of that quartz. It is really lovely, unlike quartz I’ve seen that tries to pretend it’s marble with really unnatural looking veining. Thanks!

  5. I think the new backsplash looks great with the countertop. I would prefer a silver tone faucet with the gray tile and countertop.

    1. My experience with quartz is very limited. I now have it in all three bathrooms. But based on my limited experience, I would personally love to have quartz in my kitchen. If I ever have the opportunity to get rid of the concrete, I’d choose quartz unless something better comes along in the meantime.

  6. Wow, love that. So, I guess when you need a break from the studio, this is another place you can put some time in. I know you will be excited to get the bathroom done too, so it is a nice side job/distraction if you get a little tired of the studio, or you need to wait for some supplies. The counter is lovely…this was my favorite when you were picking the counter materials for the master bath. I still love it…and I really like the tile you picked for the accent tile…love that pattern. So, more excitement for all of us watching you! Do you have a new store (to us maybe) called Floor & Decor near you? That’s a newer place near us that has such a big selection of tile/flooring, and accent tile. I fall in love with so much – it is ridiculous! Almost I want to make something just to use one of the huge gorgeous pieces of tile! 🤣

    1. Unfortunately, we don’t have a Floor & Decor. I wish we did! There is one in Temple, which actually isn’t too far away from Waco. It might be worth a trip to see what they have!

  7. I must be wired different from everybody else. I think the tile you already have on the wall goes beautiful with that new countertop. The lighting just makes it look spectacular, and I don’t see the brown being too warm, and I don’t see how cool the gray is in the new to be installed tile. Of course I’m not there, and, people see things differently. Also, I’m not making the decisions. LOL. I am for sure looking forward to seeing how the new tile looks after you have it on the wall.

    1. Im not so sure youre wired differently, but i think sometimes the coloring comes across different on our phones, tablets, computers etc. I think you’re fine.

  8. The quartz is so pretty. I think you will really enjoy it for many years. It is hard to live in the middle of projects, but sometimes you just have to. What is next? Finish the Studio or finish the bathroom or finish the entry way or finish the porch. (It is too hot to be out working on the porch.)
    I’d finish the Studio. You have wallpaper to hang. Cabinets to finish and paint. We haven’t seen a picture of what you have already painted. Can you share that with us? Where are the curtains going to go that have to be made out of that gorgeous flowered material? You have a lot of work to do, but you are amazingly fast so you will get it done.

    1. The studio is definitely my priority right now. I haven’t painted any cabinets yet. I probably won’t get to that until Thursday. I’m still working on sanding the doors and drawer fronts and adding the trim.

  9. I very rarely comment but I have to say out loud that I would love to buy that shower curtain when you change it out!

  10. You do have a few changes to make now with the new counter, but honestly, I don’t dislike the backsplash tile so much as I dislike the trim piece between the backsplash and the counter. To me, that trim piece is too big and the shape is not complimentary to the style of tile. I think the orange cabinet is making the tile seem a bit brown, but when you block out the vanity, I don’t see brown tones in the tiles. I do see browns in the floor tiles though. But it doesn’t bother me enough to change that.

  11. I know you already have a plan for the counter, but I could see a deep teal there with the gold hardware – SO PRETTY

    But I know your plan will be just as pretty! Can’t wait to see it all put together!

  12. It will look even better if you narrow (at least) the bottom trim that borders the backsplash. Love your blog!