DIY River Rock Bathroom Counter and Vessel Sink
This is our natural river rock counter for our rustic , nature like half bath off our family room. We wanted something “artsy” and different because you can see the bathroom from the family and kitchen area as we have a very open house plan.
We painted the room a warm Med brown . The cabinet is beige gray and we have a green wreath and two Paintings with green ferns in them.
Here's the faucet we went with.
We made a wood tray 3 “ deep and painted it the exact color of the cabinet. We then installed the vessel sink and faucet.
Tray being made
We went with a vessel sink in glass, so that you would get the full effect of the stone vanity top.
Close up of faucet and glass vessel sink
We added holes to our tray so that the wood wouldn't lock in any moisture or oversplash and then warp or get moldy.
We added small multi colored pebbles and used a long stick to push them evenly under the sink so when you looked down into the sink through the glass all spaces were covered in pebbles. We then added large river rock stones and then more gravel stones on top to fill in any holes.
You can buy stones or collect. Make sure to clean them thoroughly before adding them to your sink. You'll need smaller pebbles and larger river rocks.
Here are some of the smaller pebbles and rocks.
You can see here how we gathered the smaller stones under the basin of the sink.
The stones get larger as you move out from the center of the sink.
Here's how the complete look turned out!
We purchased a stone look a like soap dispenser and pushed it into the rocks. Lastly we added a rustic mirror and light to finish the look. We call it our rain forest bathroom because we also have shower doors in it that have glass that looks like rain on them.
I know there has been many questions about cleaning this counter. I would not do this in a main bathroom or highly used bathroom. If I did I agree resin would be the best option to keep clean. My project was done for a small 1/2 bath occasionally used. The water does not splash out of the deep bowl sink. I have very little dust but can easily get out with a vacuum attachment
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