08 May 2009

a well {dressed} sink

a project we'll definitely be taking on in the dream-cottage: re-purposing an old dresser or sideboard adds custom details and personality to a bathroom renovation that is nowhere near the cost it would take to have built-in cabinets. plus you can have all the storage your heart desires!

above is the master bathroom (& inspiration for this post) in one of the houses b & i toured while on the dream-cottage hunt last weekend. we could have moved right into this house, but it's no fun when the previous owners have already done all the projects. i loved how they re-purposed this sideboard and the warm chestnut stain is perfect to ground the otherwise light-colored bathroom. i was also amazed that both cabinets and all of the drawers were still fully functional as if this sideboard was made to host two sinks all along. i can't wait to refinish our own master bathroom!

this just proves you can really re-purpose anything into housing a sink or two. the sawhorse look to this table blends nicely with the old subway tile. that's another thing we'll have to use somewhere in the dream-cottage: subway tile!


above is before & after of an old sideboard. the rubbed white paint suits this cottage style bathroom complete with beadboard walls (love). with such a long sideboard, i probably would spring for two sinks - keep his things to his side!

this design*sponge before & after shows just how much potential a junky old piece from flea market or yard sale find can have. i'm sure it just took a little sanding and paint to have this dresser looking brand new!

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