Beautiful after pic of bathroom sink salvage
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Bathroom sink salvage – you don’t have to add to landfills to have a beautiful home!

Old bathroom sink and vanity....ugly!
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My husband and I are in the process of renovating a 40 year old cabin. We are trying to save/repurpose as much as we can. Keeping that in mind, I was not about to replace the bathroom sink/vanity. Even though it was ugly!  I started by painting the cabinet with charcoal chalk paint and a wax finish. Then I gave the original knobs a quick coat of pewter rustoleum.

For the countertop, I removed the formica covering, which had been glued to a wood base. I was careful not damage the wood. Mostly I used a razor blade and scraper. Wear eye protection because some of the tiny pieces were really flying around.

I chose these small circular white procelain tiles because I don’t have a wet saw and only picked up one of the small procelain tile cutters, which worked great and was only $17 at home depot.  I will definitely be using it again :)!

circular tiles were used to replace the formica topThese tiles come in 12 x 12 inch sheet, so the spacing is not an issue. I applied tile adhesive to the wood, then placed the sheets of tile on, which I had pre-cut to fit around the sink. Then I used my tile cuter to make half circles to fill in around the sink and edges. The sides were just as easy, but a little more difficult once it was time to do the grout. In the end, I mixed the grout slightly thicker for the sides. I am using subway tiles for my kitchen back splash, so I thought it was a good way to tie everything together for the edging on the wall. After the grout had cured for a few days, I covered it with polyurethane to protect the rounded grout edges.
I am so happy with the updated sink. Easy and affordable!  Total cost for materials:  $50  Time to complete: 3 to 4 hours
Beautiful after pic of sink and vanity upgrade...salvage don't add to the landfill!!
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Bathroom sink salvage - you don't have to add to landfills to have a beautiful home!
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Bathroom sink salvage - you don't have to add to landfills to have a beautiful home!
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My husband and I are in the process of renovating a 40 year old cabin. We are trying to save/repurpose as much as we can. Keeping that in mind, I was not about to replace the bathroom sink/vanity. Even though it was ugly!  I started by painting the cabinet with charcoal chalk paint and a wax finish. Then I gave the original knobs a quick coat of pewter rustoleum.
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Flawless Chaos
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