we have a vanity!

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Yes! We have a vanity.

The bathroom isn’t finished, but today I waved our adopted plumber off for the last time (for this project).

I feel like a weight’s been lifted. I have a heap of work to do to actually finish the bathroom, but the house can now go back to being a home instead of a construction zone.

So, let me remind you what the vanity started out like. I found this little cabinet, complete with a broken top, at a garage sale a year ago.

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From the moment I saw it I thought it’d make a great vanity for our bathroom. So it sat in the shed for months till I was ready. I had planned to just fix it up and replace the one we had in our bathroom currently. Till the broken shower moved the bathroom reno to the top of the To Do List.

The plan was to find a sink to put on top and I’d fallen in love with this Ikea sink:

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So I had the cabinet. I had the sink. I needed to decide on a colour. Well, that took a bit of work. I ended up with a grey/blue/green colour I love. Its paler than my original ideas, but I’m happy with it. Our towels are sea foam and white, so this will fit in nicely.

Here we are now. Finally.

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All I managed to do today after work, was to clean up a bit and move a few necessary items into the bathroom. A vintage mirror just leans against the window for now, toothbrushes close at hand… An Ikea trolley holds bits and pieces and can be wheeled in and out as needed. Our towels are on a timber towel rack for now. The idea being that I can continue to work in there with minimal need to move things back and forth till the bathroom is finished.

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For now I’m just happy to have a sink in the bathroom!

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2 thoughts on “we have a vanity!

  1. I like your sink. It’s one that I would choose — all one piece — so there’s no sticky goo to work with and no gunge to clean. Barf! It has wonderful lines, too. Great choice! And, I love your vision on saving the vanity part for awhile. Eventually there is a need, huh! It fits so nicely into the space you have. Keep plugging along, and it will get finished. Hang in there!

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    • Thanks Fonda. Now I have to move on to my bits. I got all the supplies now: ceiling paint, gap filler, joint compound, etc. I’ve gathered my supplies: drop cloths, cleaning supplies, scrapers and such. Now I have to sit down with a cup of coffee and headache pills!

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