Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Guest Bathroom Reno - Day 53



After a much needed day of sitting on his booty in front of a computer screen editing yesterday's video, Kevin is back at it in the bathroom again today.

Earlier this week, he cut a hole in the farm table for the pipes to come up through...





Then I realized that in order for the back of the sink to look right, he'd need to build some sort of little ledge across the back of the table.



I hate springing things like this on him, but thankfully he took the news pretty well. :-) So after a couple of "you can do it"s and a nice, hearty pat of confidence on the back, I sent him on his way to pick up some extra boards from the home improvement store.

He came back home with three pre-primed 1x4 MDF boards, and got right to work building the ledge.

First, he adhered a 1x4 to the front of the 1x3 he had previously used at the base of the tile wall. (He had to hide this 1x4 there so that the top of the ledge would have something to rest against nearest the tile.)
Then, he secured the front of the ledge into place using more Liquid Nails. Hopefully this photo will show what I'm trying to explain...



Last, he used more Liquid Nails to adhere the top board into place...



Today, he's caulking everything, adding more trim to the basketcases and will hopefully have time to paint everything Alabaster.

So for now, the sink is just temporarily sitting there, looking pretty.
The hopeless (design) romantic in me adores its resemblance to the old-fashioned wash basin stands...




Hooking it all up, on the other hand, will probably not be quite so delightful.
:-)
Merry Christmas Eve eve everyone!

Layla


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16 comments:

Angie, Derek, Miles + Oliver said...

WOW! Your bathroom looks frickin FANTASTIC! I am in AWE! You guys rock! Keep it comin!!! Great job!!!

Happy holidays!
Angie

Chelsea said...

Wow! Wonderful! Keep it up! You guys are a great inspiration for my remodeling, as well. :)

Happy Holidays!

Matt and Staci said...

You guys are amazing! I just can't believe how great it looks. LOVE the old wash basin look-it is a perfect addition to your home!

westcoastmama said...

Like night and day! Great job!

The DIY Show Off said...

It's looking beautiful!

Merry Christmas Layla & Kevin!

Roeshel

Hopeful Housewife said...

Looks Awesome! Merry Christmas!

Sunshine said...

Loving it so far! It looks so nice! Love the farm table with the sink! I am excited to see what you do with the rest of it! Great Job!~

MilkMaid said...

SO darn pretty.....can you guys share what kind of conditioner you used on the table after it was sanded??

C.J. said...

great bathroom, you are so lucky to have a husband that can do things. Merry Christmas to both of you.

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Pony Girl said...

It's coming together so nicely! Love the touch of the sink on the counter. I just had some work (new windows) put into my place (well my landlord did, I wouldn't have chosen such a project 3 days before Cmas, lol!) ...they caulked them and I'm about to pass out from the fumes. Didn't know new windows required so much caulk!? Merry Cmas to my favorite DIY'ers!!!

Jaime said...

Very, very nice! :) Loving it [even if there are no checkers on the floor].

Lavender and Lilies said...

It's really coming together. I am so impressed.

fairfieldhouse said...

I have some serious bathroom envy. It looks spectacular!

Nishant said...

Loving it so far! It looks so nice! Love the farm table with the sink!
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Rocio @ Casa Haus said...

Wow, Layla! That bathrom looks gorgeous! Merry Xmas!

{ L } said...

This is looking incredible! Its always so fun to see what you create. I really like the sinks that sit above the counter too.