Normal people, who don't drive their general contractors insane, buy sink vanities. I'm pretty sure I've clearly established "normal" isn't really a big part of me. ;-) From the time the bath remodel was a gleam in my eye I knew I wanted two sinks. Four people live in this house....and we all have teeth that need brushed. SO.....the search began for a "something" for two sinks to fit in. Being of the abnormal variety I was thinking buffet....long table...sideboard...somethin'!
Four times I walked past this table at the Junk Asylum. It was gray. It was covered in oily objects. The vision just wasn't hitting me. THEN. It did. I bought it and threw it in the car. My dad will be proud...it only took three college degrees for me to figure out ONE table could be divided into TWO HALVES.
Luckily enough these shiny babies came into my life about the same time. $320 Kohler sinks....for $40 each....at the ReStore. The cosmos was smiling on me that day.
Two MATCHING, BRAND SPANKIN' NEW, KOHLER sinks....with cutting templates.
So anyway, back to the table. It sat on the porch for
two months a while. Then Rich decided to go into supersonic contractor speed and the need for me to finish my wackadoo project became more urgent. I stripped the icky gray paint with the super good orange citrus stripper.
Stripped the pretty details.
Then......what is that? Is that a pretty little spot of turquoise under that ugly gray? Why, it is. My plan had been to strip the tops clear down to the wood....the table is oak. BUT....
How could I with that beautiful color staring at me?
The other tiny tidbit of a detail that needed a solution was the fact that this was a kitchen table....and unless you are 4'-9", that height isn't very conducive to teeth brushing. I would be of the 5'-9" variety and I wanted tall vanities darnit. If you come to my house I'll get you a stool to stand on. We bought two different bun feet, screwed them together and screwed that whole show into the table legs. Dad to the rescue again...I should have taken photos of that whole process....threaded inserts....the whole deal.
He does things the "right" way....thank goodness.
I painted the legs to within an inch of their life with oil enamel paint. Smooth as butter.
Spar urethaned the tops....which smells like poo poo....but does the job.
Today Rich installed the whole show....and put the sinks in the holes just to make me happy.
(Plumbing coming soon!)
Oh hello beautiful babies. I've stood in the bathroom (in socks of course) about 23 times today staring at the sink tables. I love them that much. My husband has had the nerve to question their functionality. He can put the proverbial sock in it. If I needed to stand on my head to brush my teeth I would do that at this point. These girls aren't goin' anywhere!
And this is what they look like in the evening.
And from above.
And close up with those beautiful chippy, turquoise tops.
And the dynamic kazaa shot.
And again with the sinks.
The $40 price tag I enjoy looking at....but promise to remove before the Holiday Home Tour.
The sinks say good night. ;-)
This won't be the last time you see them. hehehe