Bathroom Vanity Becomes Cottage Kitchen
My husband and I built our cottage about 2 years ago. We are off the grid, with no hydro or running water but it's still sheer bliss. We're on a tight budget and needing kitchen storage so we purchased this bathroom vanity for $125 from a local salvage store. They through in a lovely pine bench and a door that needed some TLC. What a bargain! Sadly, my before vanity pic. was too small to upload.
There is a lot of clutter as we are still building. You'll just have to imagine that the vanity once had those 80's brass nobs - which is coming back?
I used an egg carton and placed it upside down and put the nobs on top. I spray painted the nobs with leftover BBQ paint because I'm so thrifty. Two coats covered them well.
I cleaned the vanity with Minwax hard wood floor cleaner, then applied antique oil to restore its luster. It's easy to do. Apply in a well ventilated area with a foam brush. Set the timer for 10 minutes then buff with a lint free cloth.
You're probably wondering if I goofed up with my pictures at this point. This is a photo of our kitchen at home. My husband and I installed butcher block counters last year and we had an assortment of remnants. I just had to keep them for the next DIY job! The cut-out piece for the double sink was just what I needed for the cottage.
Those butcher block remnants were the perfect size to hide the oval that was left from the sink. I had my handy hubby router the edges. Then, they needed to be treated with a little butcher block oil. I was thrilled to not have to purchase a new counter top!
It's still a work in progress. Once we've completed all our walls with the pine tongue and groove, we will be making a kick plate on the bottom to hide that melamine. Hope this inspires you to visit a Restore or architectural salvage store, there are so many bargains!
- Vanity (salvage store)
- Black paint (on hand)
- Antique oil (on hand)
- Butcher block remnants (Lowe's)
Published November 30th, 2017 5:09 AM
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