If you’ve been following our Basecamp Gallivance series, you may have noticed that we’re nearing our one-year anniversary in the condo, and thankfully, the renovation is winding down.
For a number of reasons, we saved three difficult projects until the end, and this week, we finished the last of these – the bathroom vanity.
The old vanity was an unusual size with a pink formica top, and we considered buying a custom vanity. But, as frequently happens in our renovations, the easiest solution isn’t always the best solution, so we decided to work with the existing vanity.
What resulted was a five-step project: demo, new top construction, mosaic tile, new sink and faucet installation, and mirror framing.
The vanity materials and techniques were similar to the bar top project, but claiming to have perfected the routine would be a gross exaggeration. We reached the laugh or “run for the nearest exit” point when trying to remove the old sink. The installation contractor must have been paid by the amount of adhesive used, because the sink had to be broken to be removed.
Our calculations were a smidge close on tile, which resulted in some very careful planning on tile usage. To make it work out we created a map with numbers for each section of tile. Are we over-the-top or what?
After the tile, we installed the new vessel sink and faucet.
We also framed the mirror. This was relatively simple, and is another “big bang for the buck” project.
So the vanity is finally finished, and after a few days of use, we couldn’t be happier. And not surprisingly, this is yet another example of a “We won’t ever do THAT again” project. But it’s nice to have our bathroom back.
Auf Wiedersehen from BCG,
James & Terri