the vanity, drawers & pulls were repurpose/reclaimed from interiors of walls, parents shed & vintage faucet knobs. the sink was a free find on craigslist. the mirror was a garage sale find for $3 which was stripped and waxed before hanging. the vanity lights were made using new conduit & wiring, vintage porcelain single bulb fixtures and metal shades bought from ebay. you can see the before / after on my blog, the 1829 farmhouse:
I knew we "needed" a chandelier for the pergola my dear sweet husband got me for Mother's Day but where could I find what I wanted.... it had to be made of old materials and crystals. A quick trip through the garage reminded me that we had a stack of old tomato cages which had not been put to use as of yet. In fact my original purpose for them was to set them in our old cement planters upside down and drape them in tiny Christmas lights for the winter. Well here it was early summer
and they still sat.... old, slightly bent from years of use and just the perfect patina!
The ends were cut down with bolt cutter and bent over to form the top. A spool of old wire was woven in and out around the body to form a cage of sorts. More wire was added to the top for reinforcement. Old crystals and yard sale beads were wired on. The hanging fixture (available at Lowe's) was screwed in place, spray painted to blend in and then the fixture was hung under the protective covering of our pergola. An Edison bulb was added to further enhance the aged appearance. The cord was plugged in, the switch was "thrown"... instant ambiance!
My husband and I turned a salvaged wall cabinet into a vanity for our powder bath. We used a drop-in hammered copper sink and added plumbing pipe for legs and a storage shelf. http://threescoopsoflove.blogspot.com/2012/...
We saw some pretty pricey coffee tables made from doors and decided to try making our own. We like $31 way better than $hundreds! You can find a step-by-step tutorial on our blog: http://www.thissortaoldlife.com/2012/03/14/...