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Concrete Vanity Base

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After a trip to World Of Concrete I was soooo inspired to use concrete in as many ways as possible in our new home. I told my husband I wanted an egg shaped vanity base in the little hallway bathroom. He thought I was crazy, as usual, but proceeded to frame it up for me and "make it work." We used Buddy Rhodes Concrete Mixes. if you haven't seen his stuff you should take a look-amazing stuff! You can find examples on Facebook at "Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products."
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With Buddy Rhodes system you are working upside down Placing handfuls of material at a time gently "twisting" as you place them, leaving "pockets" as you fill in your form. You will later come in and fill in those "pockets" with a slurry.
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You can see how thick the base will be we've got it filled in and are letting it cure a little bit before we remove the framing. I chose green for the main color and a grey for the slurry.
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I wanted a glass bowl sink with a faucet coming out of the wall. Here you can see the hole for plumbing in the top of the base.
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This is what it looks like coming out of the forms you can see the "pockets" I was talking about. Now it's time to go in with a slurry and fill them in. I chose a contrasting color.
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This was our biggest mistake in the project. My husband is still kicking himself. It really doesn't bother me too bad, but it would be nice to not have a seam line down the middle. Don't know why he framed it out with a seam here but he did. Live and learn!
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Here it is all finished. Of course it's a trade-off- a completely unique base but you lose out on storage. This would not work in any other bathroom in my house, but in this little powder room. To me it was worth it.
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  • concrete vanity base, bathroom ideas, concrete masonry
We will be finishing a bathroom in the basement this winter, hopefully. I'm putting together plans for another vanity project- this time with storage. Can't wait to get started.

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Got a question about this project?

  • Carolyn Walkowiak

    I think it looks beautiful and unique! How about ditching the white commode and getting a colored one? It would be a wow!!

  • Christy
    Christy Chehalis, WA

    FANTASTIC JOB! AWESOME CHOICE OF COLORS & DESIGN.
    NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THIS WAS A DIY PROJECT.
    It is to your advantage that you & your husband "work" well together, and that he is a perfectionist. At least on certain things.. lol . 😊
    LOVE

  • Tonya
    Tonya Martinsville, VA

    Love love love this!!!

  • Monica Dunn
    Monica Dunn Peoria Heights, IL

    This is quite beautiful.

  • Joyce
    Joyce Duluth, GA

    absolutely out standing 1question how do you get to the pipeline

    • The Chirping Frog
      The Chirping Frog Glen Carbon, IL

      If memory serves me its under the floor so it's accessible from the basement

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