The dry sink is something we picked up in Pennsylvania a few years ago, but we hadn't had any luck selling it. I love it though, because it's old and hand made. Anything with a history? I'm sold. And turning a dry sink into a wet sink? A little bit of irony and humor for the bathroom.
I will admit I was not a fan of the hardware, which may not have been original to the piece (though it could have been...hard to tell). Anyway, I found some similar, yet more interesting hardware to use in it's place. I am pretty sure that this hardware came from a Hobby Lobby. Instead of the spear head, it has a fleur-de-lis on the end. For the drawer, there is a knob to match.
While not historically accurate, I thought they were fun. I may or may not keep them; it doesn't matter, as they were cheap. We'll see if they stay.
To convert the sink was fairly simple...the bowl (which is Decolav) sits right down in the well of the dry sink. Only two holes were drilled; one for each place the pipe runs...through the bottom of the sink and to the wall. I was afraid I would lose the under-sink storage, but that's not the case at all. I have quite a bit of space, as you can see:
And there's a drawer (which just has "parts" right now, while were doing the finishing touches) and a small area on top for the everyday stuff.
(My mom gave me the milk soap box, and the other two things come from the house where I grew up. My mom had cotton balls in that little cut glass container, too.)
Anyway, this sink is the right fit for the bathroom, and it lends the storage space we need. I'm hoping to do the real reveal on Monday!