Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vanity

I mentioned earlier in the week that we manged to get a bathroom project finished. It isn't a huge project but it is another one done and dusted! The bathroom is not finished we still have things to do in there before it is but we were so happy to be able to cross one more of the list! This is our main bathroom vanity before It was nothing special, the vanity that was installed is a stock standard size of 750mm. The next standard size is 900mm. The space we have to work with is 880mm.
The space either side of the vanity really bothered me, it was a trap for dirt and the vanity top didn't have enough space to place anything like a liquid soap dispenser. Not to mention the taps leaked at some stage and the inside and back of the cupboard was stained and starting to rot.
Ever since we moved in I have kept an eye out for something we could use to replace the existing vanity. I was hoping to find an older piece of furniture to convert into a vanity but a few weekends ago Mitre 10 (hardware store) was having a sale and in their catalogue was the perfect sized vanity including ceramic top for $299.
While we were there we also found a Dorf basin tap set marked down from $247.50 to $30. Thank you very much!
The handles that came with the vanity were too modern to suit us so we picked up these four from Bunnings. Unfortunately they were not a bargain at $9.95 each, but they suited us and made a huge difference.
Nick spent Saturday and Sunday afternoon making the switch and we are both so happy with the difference. The bathroom is not big by any means and this vanity makes such a difference in the amount of floor space when you walk in.
We are still to get a glass shower screen installed and are just waiting on another quote. I would have liked to get a clear glass screen however the glass will have to sit as close to the vanity as possible and we will have a small gap between the glass and the vanity that will be impossible to keep clean. I know that it will bug me seeing the dust gather there and not be able to clean it properly so we will have to get frosted glass, that way it won't be visible!
I know it is such a little thing but it makes such a difference! WH and I were so happy we sat on the bathtub on Sunday evening and just admired the new vanity!
Yes it did cross my mind that perhaps we need to get out a bit more!
One last time...
BEFORE
AFTER
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
xx
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29 comments:

  1. That is a huge improvement. It amazes me how the before made sense to whoever built that bathroom - way too small for the space. Anyway, it looks great now and I'd be inclined to admire it to if it were mine.xx

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  2. It looks fantastic Nellie, I huge improvement to the small one which looked quite lost in that space! YAY for you guys and what bargains you managed to get woo hoo! I wish my bathroom looked that pretty!
    Jxx

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  3. Nellie, it looks beautiful! I love your pretty mirror too! I can totally understand that you like to sit back and enjoy the hard work and new space!!! I love it!
    laura xxx

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  4. Terrific, huge improvement!! I love the mirror you put up too. I think that vanity was meant to be for that space.

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  5. It looks fantastic, What a big difference. I love the shape of that sink unit. Very practical. I hate that knobs are so expensive. I just had to puchase 22 knobs and 10 handles for my cottage....the prices are insane.

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  6. What a fabulous bargain shopper you are Nellie! The new vanity is gorgeous and I love the new porcelain top!! Enjoy ~ Tina xx

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  7. That looks fabulous Nellie! Oh, I bet you are relieved to have that little item marked off of your list! And I LOVE that mirror! :)

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  8. Fantastic make-over Nellie! Gorgeous mirror too! Well done :)
    Christine x

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  9. The new vanity looks fabulous! I often sit and stare at any new project I've completed, too! ::Jill

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  10. That is awesome! Great job!

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  11. Hi Nellie, you guys did a fantastic job, it looks great. Nice bargains too. It is the little things that make such a difference. I often sit back and stare and things completed, such as our front door, so you are not alone by a long shot. Nice Job!

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  12. it looks gorgeous Nellie,nice bargain too.loving how that mirror looks as well... very nice you should be proud Missy XXX

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  13. Ha ha, you don't need to get out more! I'd have sat there and admired it as well (prob with a glass of wine in one paw). It looks great!!

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  14. I couldn't read your post well through my tears Nellie. When I saw the words 'completed bathroom project' I totally dissolved! One day soon I hope to be able to say those words too. What a fabulous make-over you guys have done, you have every right to feel very proud fo your efforts - bravo.
    Millie ^_^

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  15. Very cute! I love that you were able to find something to fill the spaces on either side. The new vanity looks perfect there!

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  16. Love the makeover and the mirror-we've been needing to do ours for some time now-hopefully this winter-beautiful.

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  17. Lovely bathroom redo! The vanity is gorgeous, and that mirror is the crowning touch!
    Happy White Wednesday!
    Carol

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  18. Your new vanity looks great Nellie, I can relate as we have totally impractical vantities in our home but we just cannot afford to replace them at the moment. I cannot believe the price you paid for the taps, that's so fantastic. The whole look has come together really well and I love the fact that you guys sat and admired your new bathroom, that's the best part of a makeover, seeing the end result, love that mirror too.
    Donnaxx

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  19. Hi Nellie, your new vanity looks great! Thanks for stopping by the other day:)

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  20. Nellie
    I love your vanity its so beautiful what a terrific makeover. Happy WW to you. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Warm wishes
    Kate

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  21. Your bathroom looks beautiful, Nellie! Love the new sink and vanity!
    Have a wonderful evening!
    Hugs ~ Jo :)

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  22. Your bathroom makeover has made such a big difference Nellie, it looks lovely. I love the vanity and the taps and the mirror above is beautiful. I had to giggle at you two admiring your work, my hubby and I do that after a job well done. It's nice to admire your work, good on you! xo

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  23. Sounds like my kind of Saturday night! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's wonderful to have such great support and I have Ange (Chair Up) to thank. I look forward to following your friendly blog!
    X Briohny.

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  24. It looks fantastic, Nellie! You must be so pleased :)

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  25. What a difference. There was so much wasted space on either side of that vanity. You found the perfect one to fit there. It looks great. I bet you love the extra space.
    Brooke

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  26. What an amazing diference Nellie. You and your hubby are very clever. It makes such a huge difference to the look...a great job love it..you must be very happy :)

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  27. Very good blog!!!!
    Making the best use of the available space is no mean a task. It certainly requires a lot of thinking. One of the most under-utilized areas is the bathroom, especially the Bathroom Vanity Tops and the space below it.

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  28. Love your new vanity Nellie - such a huge improvement. That white mirror above is gorgeous!! x

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  29. So much nicer. Wonderful work!

    Now I'm off to look at your etsy store. Your pictures are calling me over to it.

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