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!
Bathroom Sink Makeover
Old bathroom sink - I started by painting the base with charcoal chalk paint and a wax finish. Then I gave the original knobs a quick coat of a pewter rustoleum.
I removed the formica top, 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 procelan tiles because I don't have a wet saw and only picked up on of the small procelan tile cutters, which worked great and was only $17 at home depot. ( I will definitely be using it again )
These 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 had been pre - cut to fit around the sink. Then I used my tile cuter to make half circles which go 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 kithcen 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 polyurathane to protect the rounded grout edges.
I am so happy with the updated sink. Easy and affordable!
- Tiles (lowe's)
- Grout (lowe's)
- Tlie cutter (home depot)
- Tile adhesive (home depot)
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Published June 6th, 2017 9:14 AM
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