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Master Bathroom Remodel: Vanity Countertop Demo

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I have been on a small blogging/DIY hiatus, but thought it was time to give you an update on the progress in the bathroom.  Since the tilling is finished (HURRAY!) it is time to get away from the shower/tub and move onto the vanity.  That means once again, it is DEMO time! 
If you remember from the before photos of the master bathroom, I have a golden oak vanity, with engineered marble counters and lovely (gag) brass and 'crystal' fixtures:
It also has wall to wall mirrors that just won't quit:

I hate it ALL, but unfortunately the budget doesn't allow me to get new cabinets.   On a bright note, you have seen how pretty these EXACT awful cabinets can be when painted/stained in the rest of the house. 

For example: off white in the kitchen (with a dark stain on the island):

Or painted dark brown in the my other bathroom:

So once again, I will be tackling another cabinet painting/staining project

However, there is NOTHING that can be done to save those gross countertops and mirrors.  They have to go.   So I pulled the mirrors down and unhooked all the plumbing:

After the mirrors were down (and the room no longer felt like a funhouse) I was able to pry the countertops off.  This was actually pretty easy since they weren't really attached to the cabinets. The weight of them (along with a thin line of caulk at the wall) was all that was holding them down.

The last thing I did was pull out the old medicine cabinet. I discovered some interesting wallpaper behind it.  Hmm.. I think I had a dress made of fabric that looked *just* like that back in 1992!  

Now I will have a stone company come out and install new marble slab countertops.  I decided to go with Crema Marfil marble. I wanted something light since the cabinets are going to be dark.  I also want it to play nicely with the travertine.  Here is my inspiration photo off my bathroom Pinterest board which shows creama next to another natural stone:
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Pretty dontcha think?  Well.. anything has to be better than what I am starting with! 
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