Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sink Dreams

 *I wanted to call this post something else, but then I thought I might get the wrong kind of traffic, so I changed it to sink dreams.  I know I'm supposed to name it something that will increase my SEO, but I'm 55.  I don't care about SEO.  I care about AARP.

(Also, a big thank you to Marian for featuring me at MMS!  If you'd like to see the whole bathroom, it's here.)

 Because we changed the layout of our bathroom, we had a lot of flexibility with our choice of sink.  We initially thought we might have a double-bowl vanity, as that would allow it to be converted into a master, should someone (not us) choose to do that later on.  I then thought a nice oversized pedestal would work, but when we took out the storage closet (which was basically useless, as it was only 14" wide, but 30" deep and nearly inaccessible), I knew we had to add storage.

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!

Sharing here! And at Gail's!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am loving all these peeks- the patina on that piece is swoon worthy! said...

Your honesty is refreshing! My boys have a saying when I complain about life in the suburb issues. They stop me and say, "Hashtag suburbanmomprobs." Can't wait for reveal! laura

Andrea said...

Well now I know who to ask if I need "fleet" of anything (I rarely get accused on not paying attention to detail) ;) Love the fleur de lis!

reFresh reStyle said...

Love it! Love your nostalgic pieces :)
Have a great weekend,

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hahaha, Andrea!
And as usual, you had me laughing Kirbs!
"I don't care about SEO. I care about AARP." LMAO

Feral Turtle said...

Aren't you so glad that it never sold. It really shines!

Bliss said...

This is the guest bath right? It's winding down on being done? You are ahead of schedule.

Cheryl said...

Awesome, I love this idea!!

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh this is going to be great! I know you'll love it.
I envy the furniture turned sink... and anybody brave enough to cut holes in it!
I always say I'm going to do this...but then, I chicken out. I just need to find a salvage piece with no sentiment attached to it... and go for it like you did!

Suzan Sweatman said...

This is just fabulous - love that cabinet Kirby - great idea !!!
Saw it over at MMS - congrats on the ( well deserved ) feature !
Have a great Mother's day ♥

TheKimSix Fix said...

bwahahaha.. SEO vs AARP! you are adorable!! That is a lovely sink!

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