Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sink Love

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.  

And again. 

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


  1. I'd be standing in there getting an eye full too! I'm so glad you decided to keep the green paint on. I love the color and the fact that you can see the wood underneath. it's beautiful.

    I'm getting so excited to see this room finished, as I'm sure you are also. It's going to be beyond fabulous.

  2. I just found your blog! Love the table for your bathroom!! What a great idea!!!


  3. You are killing me. Those chippy tops are too much beauty. And I love the "bun feet." And how darn smart are you to chop it in half. I have a few college degrees myself and didn't understand what you meant til I saw the last image.

    Yay! Can't wait to see this baby come together.

  4. Brilliant! And beautiful! Ya know I love chippy paint!!!

    Love Love Love it!

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  6. o.m.f.g.

    ...and that's all i have to say about these.


  7. WOW WOW WOW !! Love how these came out. They have so much character. The patina on the top is perfect.

    My best- Diane

  8. LOVE the table-turned-vanity! What a great idea. I am constantly showing my husband pictures of your remodels and your ideas. Sloooowly he is getting on board. :)

  9. Love it! I had no idea how you were going to turn a table into a vanity, but you did it amazingly well. And those tops...beautiful. I love how they look with the white painted bottoms.

  10. Love the way the bun feet look with the table legs. Maybe, just maybe, could you do that tutorial sometime for those of us that are less than creative? Would love just a little one, just a list of what to get and where it goes? Please?

  11. Oh my goodness, you got such a deal on your sinks! I love the chippy turquoise tops! Your are so creative!

  12. Wow! I can't wait to see the whole finished product! LOVE your table vanities. And I'm so glad you kept that fantastic turquoise paint!!


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