Bathroom Vanity Countertops + Giveaway

One area in our home that we’re planning to focus on this year is a master suite, which includes the bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet. We haven’t done much to this area of the house besides installing a new toilet and painting the bathroom.

There’s a list of things we’d like to accomplish in the master bathroom– stain or paint the vanity, new countertops, sinks, faucets, spruce up the mirror, update the electrical outlets, and maybe get a new lighting fixture. We also need to install a new shower stall but that’s a whole different beast.

master bath vanity before

I’ve said a million times before–we live in a builder grade house, so the materials in our house are also builder grade. Since this isn’t our forever home, we don’t want to sink a ton of money into the bathrooms by buying new vanities. Which is why I’d like to stain or paint our current vanities and add hardware to give them updated looks.

master bathroom vanity 1

When it comes to the countertops in general, you know my love of Formica® Laminate from our recent kitchen update. So I was elated when Formica Corporation® asked if I wanted to check out The Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection, which features three different patterns in various colors– Greek Key, Malachite, and Lacquered Linen. If bold is your thing, definitely check out the Greek Key and Malachite. The collection is available at Lowe’s home centers and select kitchen and bath distributors nationwide.

master vanity 2

As you can see, our current master bath countertop is pretty simple.

master countertops before 1

As is the countertop in our guest bathroom.

I’d also like to eventually update the guest bathroom vanity, mirror, and possibly the lighting fixture. We also need to swap out those outdated almond electrical outlets with white ones.

guest bathroom vanity countertop before

I decided to go with the Crème Lacquered Linen for both the master and guest bathroom countertops. I like how it’s modern and simple but there’s texture for visual interest. I think this design will look good with vanities stained or painted.


I can’t wait to get these bathroom updates underway!

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  1. Anne Marie says:

    I really love the creme lacquer linen countertop.

  2. Hannah C. says:

    We’d love to change out the countertops in our kitchen. The precious owners tiled them…. grout lines and porous tile aren’t exactly kitchen friendly and make it hard to keep clean.

  3. I love what an inexpensive upgrade laminate is! I’d update the countertop on our built ins or the vanity in the bathroom. How fun!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I really like the charcoal lacquered linen! I would love to update all the counter tops in our home.

  5. Ali Jackson says:

    We’ve moved into our home (along with my 80 year old Mom) back in June 2014. We just started updating 3 of the 4 bathrooms so a $100 Lowe’s gift card would help the cause! We need new counters in two of the bathrooms, all three need new toilets, hardware, lights and we’re also staining the vanities too!

  6. Our basement is a great place to hang out, but could use some color down there. I think the blue greek key would be awesome for our bar top down there! A great pop of color!!

  7. I really like the charcoal lacquered linen – it’d look fantastic in my laundry room!

  8. The creme lacquer linen countertop is amazing. I do not think I have ever seen a formica laminate countertop like that before. I tried searching for it on Lowes website but havent been able to find it yet to get an idea on cost.

  9. Our master bath needs a new counter and vanity! Baby blue counter/sink is just not my thing!

  10. The Charcoal Lacquered Linen look could be really cool for the basement bathroom reno my husband and I are thinking about!

  11. I love the charcoal linen! We desperately need to replace the countertop in our master bath!

  12. Our kitchen and bathroom counter tops have to be replaced and I’ve decided to use Formica. Granite is lovely but Formica is the workhorse I need. Now that it comes in more up-to-date looks, my decision was made easier. I will need a light color for baths and a darker color for the kitchen. Thank you for this contest and all the information.

  13. I really like the one you chose! I think for my bathroom I would have to go with the charcoal linen because when my husband trims his beard, the little hairs go everywhere! And sometimes they are impossible to wipe up so at least the dark colour will help camouflage it a bit. Do you have any ideas for changing the cabinet colour?

  14. We will be updating our 80’s bathroom in a few weeks, the gift card would be put to good use 🙂

  15. I would love to use the Charcoal Greek Key in my laundry room.

  16. Your master bathroom countertops are EXACTLY the same as the ones in our top-level bathroom. I’m very interested to see how this goes, since I’d like to redo ours. (Oh, Builder Basic, why are you so blah?)

  17. We are moving into our new home next month & it is in desperate need of new counter tops!! Love this new line!

  18. Raina DelRio says:

    I really like the Lacquered Linen swatches. They seem to be a great neutral that would be timeless

  19. I LOVE those countertops. I would love to replace my old, cracked marble (is it real marble?) with one!

  20. The linen is gorgeous. Most of the others are too much for me.

  21. Renee Johnson says:

    I love the linen one you chose! I love going bold, so I think I would choose the charcoal greek key 🙂

    1. i think that the creme lacqured linen countertops would look great in my bathroom

  22. Jessica S says:

    I hate our master bath counters! I’ve been thinking about painting them, but the charcoal Greek key intrigues me!

  23. The linen interests me, but I think more options in neutrals would be nice. The others are pretty….bold

  24. Love the linen! We need to update EVERY countertop in our house…I like this option.

  25. I love the Creme Lacquered Linen. We are actually getting ready to remodel our bathroom. Might have to check these out.

  26. Both of our bathrooms need updating so a gift card would come in handy! I would also choose the linen.

  27. Mrs. Yancey says:

    I’d love to update our guest and master bathroom countertops! Like you, they are builder grade and in need of a spruce!

  28. Melissa tichy says:

    I would love to update our countertops. Out with the old. In with the new.

  29. Christina says:

    We’re buying a new (to us) house right now and the bathrooms look just like yours! I’d love to upgrade the countertops!

  30. I would use this in my bathroom.

  31. Would love to update our kitchen countertops! They are currently a forest green….yuck.

  32. I would update kitchen countertops!

  33. I would love to have the charcoal lacquered linen in our master! I like the bold dark look!

  34. I would use it for our bar counter top in the basement. It needs a face-lift!

  35. I would love to win. We’ve been in our home 5 years this April and it’s time for a 5 year house update!

  36. My kids bathroom could really use a makeover, as well as my laundry room counters

  37. I love the charcoal lacquer linen color!

  38. I love the cream linen. I wonder why the malachite isn’t available in green? The Greek key is fun.

    I suspect that the linen print is very mid century. I am fairly certain that my grandparents had Formica with a very similar print in their kitchen built after WWII. But with metal edges.

  39. We need to redo our bathroom!

  40. We’re working on a bathroom upgrade too! A $100 Lowes gc would sure come in handy. 🙂

  41. upgrade our kitchen counter tops

  42. Christy Spurlock says:

    I love the creme lacquer linen countertop and would use in my guest bathroom.

  43. We have ancient laminate counters in our kitchen . I think a resurfacing with the charcoal laquered linen would look amazing if we paint the cabinets with a color pop!!

  44. I would use the Formica Brand countertops to use as a top for a table in my sewing room. I need a good, sturdy table top for my heavy sewing machine and this would be perfect!

  45. We are buying our 1st home, so the card would be very welcome!

  46. Cindy Brooks says:

    I’d love to make a desktop with the Charcoal Lacquered Linen!
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  47. Stephanie Sabina says:

    I like the creme lacquer linen. I think it would look nice in our master bath update. Thanks!

  48. Lisa Brown says:

    I would use it to replace the damaged garage counter tops.

  49. I would use formica in my laundry room.

  50. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/581801404261601280

  51. Melissa S says:

    Wow, I really love the Charcoal Malachite pattern from the Jonathan Alder Collection. We need to redo the vanity tops in both of our bathrooms, I would love to use the Charcoal Malachite pattern from the Jonathan Alder Collection in our master bath.

  52. I like the creme lacquer linen countertop you chose.

  53. Julia McIntosh says:

    I love the Charcoal Lacquered Linen, I would use it in my bathroom!

  54. Katherine says:

    I love both colors of the laquered linen and I think they would look awesome in a bathroom!

  55. Tiffani A. says:

    The Charcoal Malachite is awesome! I don’t know if I’d be bold enough to install it, but it looks pretty cool!

  56. Our house is also builder grade. I’d like to replace the countertops in the kitchen & both bathrooms. I love all the gorgeous new styles of Formica!

  57. steve weber says:

    I would use formica in our powder room.. it’s pretty dated.

  58. I love the Blue Malachite, but I think it would be dated to quickly. I would go with the Creme Lacquered Linen. It would be a timeless color and texture, and would offset any bathroom color you choose.

  59. David Fultner says:

    I like how bright and clean it lokks.

  60. Your bathroom looks nice! I would use the Charcoal Greek Key in my bathroom.

  61. I would use Formica Brand products to update my kitchen counters.

  62. We have a free standing utility sink in our laundry room and I’d like to build a cabinet around it, and I’m thinking Formica might be good for the countertop.

  63. I’d use the Charcoal Lacquered Linen in our kitchen for an updated look!

  64. nicole dz says:

    I would love to use the Formica Blue Malachite in my kitchen to add some color for my countertops.

  65. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    We would also like to change the countertops in our bathrooms.

  66. andrea bullock says:

    Charcoal Malachite is the color I would use to redo my bathroom countertops. My house is so dull and bland so the next time I paint or remodel in any way I’m going for color! If I chose the charcoal malachite it would go with any bright colors I pick out. It’s nice to have options too that don’t cost a fortune!

  67. I would update our bathroom countertops with the cream linen color!

  68. The countertops will look awesome! Can’t wait to see how everything comes together! We rent, but if I could change my countertops I would pick Formica’s Carrara Bianco. Love the marble look!

  69. I think the Charcoal Lacquered Linen would work in our bathroom, the print is gorgeous and neutral.

  70. Anna Westbrook Mursin says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Best of luck with the renovations!

  71. Our half bath could use an update — this would add some sparkle for sure!

  72. Our bathroom could stand a new update.

  73. I would love to use the charcoal linen as a bathroom countertop!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/582504562931679232

  75. Cynthia C says:

    One of the gray selections from the Jonathan Adler collection would work out nicely on my kitchen counter tops.

  76. I like the Charcoal Lacquered Linen the best. Would look great in our master bathroom!!

  77. Ashley Lynn says:

    My kitchen! The prior owners left cracks and openings between the walls and the cabinets (hard to explain, but it’s rough!).

  78. I bought a house 2 years ago and didn’t realize that the previous owners had painted the counter tops as an “upgrade”. While it looked nice when I closed on the house 2 years later I have peeling counters and in a year will be having a wedding at my house. I am in desperate need of a solution for my not so pretty countertops! The gift card would be unbelievably helpful in our situation! 🙂

  79. Ashley Bee says:

    My kitchen countertops are currently littered with Formica laminate samples! We really want an undermount sink and love how laminate gives you the high-end look without the price tag of stone. 🙂 The gift card would certainly help get the project started!

  80. I have to comment that thanks to the Great Recession, after 20 years, we’re still living in our builder grade “starter home.” So, anyway, I would use Formica to replace the worn out formica in my kitchen and bathroom.

  81. We have a 1980s builder grade house that we’ve lived in for just over a year. Very few changes were made by the previous owners. I’ve loved making it ours but have to work on a budget so this is a great alternative.

    I love the look of the Charcoal Malachite, it would definitely make a statement in our master bath.

  82. I’d love to update two of the bathroom in my house. I like the Charcoal Greek Key pattern the most.

  83. I like the charcoal lacquered linen the best; perfect for my home!

  84. My bathromm is in desperate need of help! I love the look of the “creme lacquer linen”! Its just lovely!

  85. I think the charcoal lacquered linen would look fantastic in our spare bath

  86. christine burd says:

    I have a large 2 sink vanity counter top that needs replacement desperately . Been in our house for 31 yrs and it shows. Charcoal Malachite for me

  87. I am diggin the linen!

  88. We are working at updating an old brick townhouse. Would love a Lowes gift card! I would like the cream linen in our bathroom….

  89. We have 2 countertops that also need updating. Some cool and funky designs by Jonathan Adler. Blue malachite is fun.

  90. My bathroom has 1970’s gold Formica countertops….it’s way past time to update them! The linen laminate looks bright and modern which is very much my style. Thank you for sharing!

  91. Glenda B. says:

    I really like the Charcoal Lacquered Linen. I would love to have this in my kitchen, The countertops the builders put in are a dark green with gray & black swirls in it. It is horrible. It is even in the bathrooms. Decorating is impossible with this terrible green color. I will do my kitchen first, then the bathrooms. Thank you so much for $100.00 giveaway to Lowes. If I would win it would go a long ways in getting my kitchen countertops done.

  92. I love the Charcoal Lacquered Linen


  93. Our bathroom really needs it!


  94. I absolutely adore Lowes,it’s been my go to store for years.If I am lucky enough to win, I plan on purchasing landscaping items.Thanks for the opportunity!

  95. Jessie C. says:

    I would use Formica Brand products in my kitchen.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  96. Jessie C. says:


  97. Jennifer Essad says:

    I like your choice of the Crème Lacquered Linen, I’m a fan of using grey in any room and I could see using the satin finish faucets along amazing contemporary handles/pulls – thanks for the chance to win and best of luck w/the remodel

  98. I have a half bath that needs to be redone. Its really small which makes it challenging to find the right pieces to not overpower the room.

  99. Danny Garza says:

    I need to win a Lowe’s $100.00 Gift Card! Our sink needs replacing so it would help us to win!

  100. Mary Williams says:

    I would use them to redo my kitchen counter! I love the charcoal malachite!

  101. My bathroom needs a new countertop. I love the linen look.

  102. Julie Murphy says:

    I need a kitchen countertop and I like the Charcoal Malachite

  103. I could really use the gift card to spruce up my guest bathroom. It is on my list to get redone.

  104. Brittany Millsaps says:

    I would use it in my bathroom remodel.

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  106. Annaliza R says:

    I love the charcoal lacquered linen. It would look great with our white cabinets in the bathroom.

  107. I like the Cream Linen pattern.

  108. I love the Charcoal Malichite wand would use it to update our kitchen counters.

  109. I would use the Formica Brand products to update my very outdated (25 years old) powder room.

  110. Janice Cooper says:

    I also like their Crème Lacquered Linen pattern. I like light bright colors. It really helps brighten the room. I would also use this is our bathroom.

  111. I’d use them for my kitchen!

  112. Betsy Barnes says:

    I would love love to use the Orange Lacquered Linen Formica Brand to redo the sink countertop in my guest bathroom 🙂

  113. Love your blog. Tackling the same oak cabinets in my kitchen and master and came across your site. Looks like we are dealing with the same builder cookie cutter, builder grade materials. You may have a better oak, master vanity than me to repurpose 😉

    We’re looking to use laminate and Formica is a brand we’ve been researching at Lowes:)

  114. Kristina Day says:

    Would love to update my bathroom too! everything is builder grade from ’92 And shinny gold!

  115. Wanda McHenry says:

    I would replace my current kitchen counter tops with the Charcoal Lacquered Linen!

  116. Shae Johnson says:

    We, too are need of a master suite update from the builder-grade. I would use the product for updating the countertop.

  117. I need to update my bathroom vanity & countertop. I like light colors, so I find the crème laminate a good choice.

  118. I would love it in the guest bathroom instead of the hideous pink tile I have.

  119. I’d use it to update my bathroom vanity!

  120. D Schmidt says:

    I would use the Charcoal Malachite in my laundry room

  121. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to update our kitchen counters. Love the Creme Lacquered Linen. Thanks so much.

  122. I’d love to update my bathroom. I like the Lacquered Linen pattern.

  123. paige chandler says:

    I would use it for the master bath sink counter top. Charcoal; Greek key would be perfect.

  124. I love these! I would use the crème on my kitchen island!

  125. I need new kitchen counters and I really like the Crème Lacquered Linen.

  126. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I need new countertops in my kitchen, and I like the Charcoal Malachite.

  127. Stephanie Phelps says:

    We are in the process of putting a bathroom in the basement and I would love to use the the 9494 Charcoal Greek Key.

  128. I would choose the orange lacquered linen for my kitchen.

  129. maria cantu says:

    I would use them to redo my kitchen.

  130. i think the creme lacqured linen would look great on my bathroom counters

  131. Cathy Truman says:

    We need our kitchen countertops updated they are old and horrible looking. I like the
    Crème Lacquered Linen.

  132. I would love their Aqua Dotscreen for my kitchen counters.

  133. Chi Shannon says:

    I’d love to do something like you and transform the bathroom counters! Give it a bit of a cool, new look 🙂

  134. I would use them for my bathroom. We moved into a house where everything needs to be fixed and re-done.

  135. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I would redo my bathroom counters!

  136. sarah hirsch says:

    i would use it in a basement workspace

  137. We just bought our first home and we’re hoping to update the bathrooms in the near future. I never realized Formica was such an affordable change! I love the Crème Lacquered Linen, too!

  138. Crystal F says:

    I can’t open the site. I’m getting an error message. I would redo our bathroom. It’s just so plain and boring right now. It could really use some color and maybe a pattern to jazz it up. Thank you!

  139. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like the Charcoal Greek Key.

  140. Our upstairs bathroom definitely needs an update, so that’s what I would use it for.

  141. I really like the Crème Lacquered Linen it looks so nice and clean.

  142. I would love to use them to help me create a more organized space in my laundry room!

  143. I’d love to try some of this in our laundry room!

  144. ANGEL JACKLYN says:

    MY FAVORITE: Formica Laminate® Jonathan Adler Collection
    Orange Greek Key

  145. mickeyfan says:

    I love the Charcoal Laquered Linen for my upstairs bath.

  146. Katherine says:

    I am looking to redoing my kitchen countertops

  147. Amanda B. says:

    I really like the Crème Lacquered Linen!

  148. I would replace my bathroom countertop.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  149. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Love the Charcoal Malachite~! Would be nice in the kitchen.

  150. Susan Smith says:

    I like the creme lacquer linen formica. This would look great in my bathroom.

  151. erica best says:

    the Blue Malachite is nice

  152. I would use formica to as the top for a folding station in my laundry room. The Charcoal Laquered Linen would be perfect.

  153. Rebecca Graham says:

    I will use the Blue Malachite pattern for a countertop.

  154. Christina O says:

    I need new kitchen countertops.

  155. Stephanie says:

    I would use the Greek Blue Key pattern as a kitchen backsplash or the laquered lined patterns to modernize a bland bathroom!

  156. Would be great for new countertops.

  157. I would use them to fix the house we moved into.

  158. Denise Vallejo says:

    I think all the new designs are beautiful, but I would prefer a more traditional look. I guess I’ve always loved more woods and browns.

  159. Nicole Larsen says:

    I would love to re-do the tile in our guest bathroom….it is so beat and old 🙁

  160. Jennifer Dunaway says:

    I would use them to update my kitchen

  161. I looked at the collection and I think the charcoal greek key pattern in my laundry room would just really make it look classy and chic!

  162. I really love the creme lacquer linen.

  163. Carolyn Daley says:

    I think the Charcoal Malachite style would be nice in the guest bathroom.

  164. Kaitlin Mark says:

    I would really love to change up the kitchen counter tops!

  165. would love a new countertop

  166. would like to update the bath

  167. I would like to use it in my kitchen on my countertops. Mine is outdated and needs replaced.

  168. joe gersch says:

    i would use the Laquered Linen in my kithen to redo counters

  169. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would laminate my kitchen floors

  170. Victoria R. says:

    Formica would be great in all our bathrooms – maybe even a kitchen update too! Its a classic!

  171. Debra Guillen says:

    I really want to update my bathroom in the 60 year old home I own. I love the Charcoal Laquered Linen.

  172. I’ve been wanting to upgrade my kitchen counter tops for quite some time. I love the new modern looks that Formica is offering.

  173. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would use it to redo my kitchen counter tops.

  174. Ellie Wright says:

    I would love new counter tops in my kitchen. Our house was built in the 70’s and the counters are the same green that was popular at that time.

  175. I’d love to use Formica on the walls and counters in my laundry room.

  176. Oh my gosh I have 2 bathrooms that this would look so awesome in, they are up for re-doing thanks for the write. up.

  177. Stephanie Larison says:

    I think it looks great! Very nice and clean looking, which I love. I like the blue greek key from the site.

  178. I would use Formica for a new counter top in the bathroom.

  179. I’ve always been it’s either that or this…meaning black or white…even my wedding was black and white.

  180. Leah Shumack says:

    My kitchen counters could really use an update!

  181. Bert Ruiz says:

    I like the Charcoal Lacquered Linen for my kitchen

  182. It’s so funny that this giveaway/post came when it did, as my hubby and I have been looking into getting new counters for our kitchen and did not know these were available. I would def use them. I especially love the Orange Greek Key pattern!

  183. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would use it to redo the countertops in our kitchen and to resurface the cabinets.

  184. Lisa Garner says:

    I would love to use the beautiful Charcoal Greek Key as a backsplah for my kitchen.

  185. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I would love to replace the tiles and backsplash in my kitchen!

  186. Tina Reynolds says:

    O my I love this so cute I would love to give my kitchen a facelift

  187. Would be great for the countertop I want above washer/dryer!!

  188. I would replace my kitchen countertops.

  189. Kathryn C says:

    I would love to have a kitchen island added and would use Formica for that


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  190. Denise Donaldson says:

    I will replace my bathroom countertop

  191. Richard Hicks says:

    I would use the Formica® Laminate in our kitchen which is overdue for new countertops

  192. Bruce Phillips says:

    I would use Formica on my counters in my bathroom

  193. MaryAnn Sides says:

    I would replace the kitchen counters.

  194. I think the 9488 Creme Lacquered Linen will look great in my kitchen.
    Thanks for the contest.

  195. Tabathia B says:

    I like the greek key for my kitchen

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  196. andy kukta says:

    I would replace the countertops in our masterbedroom

  197. shea balentine says:

    I think the Charcoal Malachite would make a great kitchen counter top!

  198. I love the Natural Grasscloth sample!

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