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Bath vanity before and after

August 12, 2011

As you know if you have been following along, my hubs and I have been renovating our house for the past well seems like forever now.  We originally installed a pedestal sink in here but it didn’t take us long to realize that an old house has like zero storage and we just couldn’t get enough.  We constantly underestimate just how much we need…so that led us on a search for something cheap, old decrepit and within our meager price range.  We FINALLY came across this lil’ lady whom about on her last leg, well she doesn’t have legs but you know and on her way to the burn pile at our local junk treasure spot caught our eye.  After much pleading I convinced hubs she was salvageable.  We picked her up for $20 we also picked up a huge slab of travertine (some sort of natural stone) at the same place for $35 however we had to pay $120 to have it cut to fit & edged,we purchase old hardware and knobs for $50 total since it was missing all but two or broken on the original piece, the copper sink was an ebay purchase for around $50ish? the faucet was from lowes or home depot and I don’t recall the price.  This has been a slow process as hubs and I have both been very busy.  I painted the design on the walls by using a stencil purchased from lowes and layers of paint which I scraped off with a putty knife while still wet.  The lights on either side of the mirror came off our back porch which at some point or another we picked up for around $10 on one of our treasure hunts.  I love how my cabinet turned out!  I painted her with Annie Sloans Paris Grey chalk paint…which I learned about over at Miss Mustard Seedsblog (I really need to read her links to photography tutorials) I really love how it showcases the chippyness and wear of the piece.  I have yet to invest in a wax so I used my ol’ fall back, bejamin moores 211 glaze, just very lightly buffed in from the edges to the middle so that it wouldn’t darken too much.way before

this bathroom didn’t exist before, we converted a storm porch into our laundry, mudroom & bath, this angle was taken from where the tub is today.

vanity semi-before:  hubs had to add a bump out so the sink would fit, he re-attached the old drawer front he added the trim piece all the way around to make it appear it had always been there.  He did a FANTASTIC job!!!


11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2011 7:44pm08

    Julie…It is stunning. I LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Selena permalink
    August 12, 2011 7:44pm08

    It hard to believe this is the same room!

  3. August 12, 2011 7:44pm08

    Love it Julie! I have a bathroom project coming up soon and I’m hoping to do a copper sink. Did you build your mirror? I’ve seen a couple similar ones on blogs and I’m wanting to give it a try.

  4. Pat Miller permalink
    August 12, 2011 7:44pm08

    Looks awesome, great job!!!

  5. Bobbie Brown Photography permalink
    August 12, 2011 7:44pm08

    Wow. those before pictures make the after’s seem even better!!! Makes us appreciate how far it’s come… You two did an awesome job!

  6. Marcia permalink
    August 12, 2011 7:44pm08

    Impressive combining of talents!
    Not a Bit Prejudiced

  7. August 13, 2011 7:44am08

    I am always amazed when people modify a dresser into a bathroom vanity. You and your husband did great wrok here, I really like the textured finish. Sometimes, it’s just all about texture. Signing on as a follower, Andrea @townandprairie

  8. Alicia permalink
    August 17, 2011 7:44pm08

    I love it! I’ve been wanting to use chalk paint for a while now, I’m just waiting for the right project to justify the cost of it. It looks awesome on your vanity!

  9. August 24, 2011 7:44pm08

    Wow, this looks fantastic! Great, great job.

  10. September 8, 2011 7:44pm09

    Oh my gosh, it’s wonderful! It looks so frenchy now… Cool!


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