28 January 2010

Bathroom Vanity Sneak Peek

I love me a good before & after, especially when the after involves using stuff that doesn't cost a lot of money. Don't you get more useful ideas from something you could actually reproduce yourself than something that would require a second or third job to finance? Me too.

Remember this table? My mom described it as "hideous, nightmarish, ugly, worthless..." She went with me to buy it after I found it on craigslist & prayed that I would just walk away.

It was quite rustic, but exactly what I was looking for. You can read my first post about it here.

Well, the bathroom isn't finished yet, but the table is prepped for the sink & ready to go. I cleaned it really good, then dry brushed it with some pale aqua paint that I found for 50 cents in the mis-tinted section at Lowes. Perfect! I also took off the rusted zinc top & my dad & I sanded down the wood top so it was nice & smooth. With several coats of polyurethane, it has a nice slick finish that repels water. Then I added some extra feet to raise it to a better counter height. Here's what it looks like currently:

Much better! Before:


Layla & Kevin from The Lettered Cottage have been remodeling their guest bathroom & are using a similar farm table. The top looks almost exactly the same as ours. They are using a more modern sink than ours, but it's the same concept.

I love the way their bathroom has turned out. I hope I love ours when we're finished. We are waiting to put the sink in until we can get the outlet moved. We realized AFTER tiling that if we center the sink under the mirror the sink's back splash will cover the outlet. Oops. So we'll get that moved, replace the three tiles where the current outlet is, then install the sink.

Other projects in the bathroom: fix the gap between the wall tiles & the horizontal board that goes all the way around the bathroom, install lights over the mirror, install transition between bathroom tile & hallway wood & paint the inside of the built-in cabinet & the back of the door.

Always something to do. :)


Adrienne of Noon To Two and Handmade By Ade Etsy Shops said...

Loving it! Thanks for the sneak peek!


Holly said...

Erin, that's gorgeous! Love it.

Vino said...

Wow. You did a really good job adding those feet to the table.

Rachel Lundy said...

Wow, that looks great! I look forward to seeing the finished product.

miss lynn said...

love the
table. the
color. just
AND i am
dying to
go thrifting
with you!
let's make
a plan!
happy day.

Amanda Jo said...

It's looking GREAT!!!! I can't wait to see more!

Unknown said...

Very good blog!!!!
Making the best use of the available space is no mean a task. It certainly requires a lot of thinking. One of the most under-utilized areas is the bathroom, especially the Bathroom Vanity Top and the space below it.

Lettered Cottage said...

Thanks so much for the sweet shout out Erin!
Your bathroom is TO DIE FOR, and I know you're loving how it turned out. WAY TO GO WOMAN!!! :-)


Unknown said...

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