Thank you so much for your comments about my little bathroom makeover!
One of your favorite things in the bathroom was the old antique sideboard
that we turned into a vanity.
But it was worth it.
So here’s the good, the bad and the ugly.
It was a yard sale find for $20 and it had soo much character!
It was not without issues.
though most of the original super charming hardware was there~
a couple pieces were broken and needed to be repaired.
Then there is The Ugly:
It was completely covered in dust and dirt-and even mildew. Yuck.
There were dings and dents and a lot of sanding required on some areas that were really bad.
It was a big. old. mess.
Did I care?
Nah. I loved it.
I knew it would be fabulous fixed up and flaws and dings and damage on old pieces really
don’t bother me too much. I think it adds to their character.
they have at Lowes- they are so gorgeous!
save money on the sink purchase and create my own vanity out of that lonely forgotten sideboard.
we started by removing the long top drawer and taking it apart.
That drawer would have to become just a drawer front and be fixed in place
in order for this to become a sink- a little glue and a couple of nails do it.
Usually new drop in sinks have a template with them when you purchase-
we found this one on big time clearance at Lowes and it was nothing but the sink-
so I think it was probably a return.
Then take your jigsaw and follow the lines and cut the sink area out.
to allow for pipes to go through and head out the back of the sideboard.
The above photo shows where the liner was removed and how
the second drawer will interfere and needs to be modified.
This sideboard was too tall for a vanity- it measured about 38″ tall and a standard vanity
would usually be around 33″ so we needed to cut the legs down a bit.
We took 5″ off and unfortunately we had to cut the detailed part of the legs off.
Since most of the dirty work was done- it was time for the transformation and a little paint.
and daily use so I do not recommend using it by itself.
You can either tile the top- have a piece of marble or granite cut to fit or you can seal up the wood
with a good varnish or shellac to keep it from being damaged- which is what we are doing.
it’s too cold and moist right now for a really thick varnish to dry in a speedy amount of time
but we will be doing that before the bathroom gets too much use*
Remember to caulk your sink with silicone when you drop it in to keep moisture from
getting under the rim and into your beautiful new vanity.
There were also several of you who emailed asking about some of the other elements
in the bathroom.
The Sconce Lights
They are $49 each available in store or on the Lowes.com website
Our store was sold out when we were shopping- so I ordered them online
and got free shipping and they arrived within 2 days.
The Vanity Mirror
I had a lot of questions about the mirror. It is an antique and was found several years ago.
It has been repaired and painted several times- and is in no way perfect- but it was perfect for the space.
It was white when I bought it though had old gold paint chipping through.
I love old brassy gold frames and so I painted it gold again for the bathroom.
The knotty pine planks that we used on the ceiling are available online or in store.
The ceiling had great lines to begin with and an exposed original part of a beam that we made work for us.
just notch them together and nail them!
Lowes everyday price of $8.99 for 14 square feet is incredible!
Ruffled Curtain Panel
of a little something I am working on.
It has a double ruffle edging around it and while thinking about window covering options-
I thought of the white ruffles and knew it was perfect for the bathroom window.
Hope that helps answer some of your questions!!
Miss Mustard Seed