After a 6+ week break, this past weekend, Noel and I got our hands dirty and started working on the kitchen again. We were able to finish framing out the bathroom wall, and even though there are only studs right now, I get so happy every time I walk into the room and see it. Let me tell you, progress is a beautiful thing.
Super awesome side note about the above picture: we were able to salvage the studs from the wall we removed between the kitchen and dining room and use them for the bathroom wall. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but the nominal dimensions of 2×4’s from 100 years ago are actually different than 2×4’s today. SO, by reusing existing studs, there won’t be any funny jogs/bows in our drywall due to different sized studs. Hip hip, hooray!
Now that it’s starting to feel like a real space, I find myself daydreaming about all the different ways we could finish it. I often encourage my clients that if they’re going to take risks, to do so in their half bath. I do this for a few reasons – one being it’s normally a small space, so it won’t cost as much to use a funky material in there, and two, it’s a room your guests will use a lot, so if you’re going to pack a punch into a room, why not do it where it will be appreciated. And since I’d obviously be silly not to take my own advice, you can expect great things in this little room of ours.
Well today, as we were browsing the vanity aisle at Home Depot, Noel learned about one of those “great things.” And as always, he was incredibly enthused.
This is how it went down. I pointed out a vanity and said to him, “See, I want something that has this shape and looks like that in the half bath….except I want to make it out of a dresser.”
To which he stopped dead in his tracks, turned around, looked at me, and said, “why do you always have to make things 100 times more difficult than they need to be?”
Oh silly Noel, haven’t you learned after 6 years that if there’s a way to do things that’s guaranteed to take us 15 hours longer, that’s obviously the choice I’m going to make? Yeah. Cuz that’s basically what’s going to happen here.
Sure, we could buy a vanity, but that’s just too easy for this girl. Truth be told, I actually have two different ideas for the sink in our half bathroom, and today, I’m sharing the first with you. So without further ado, I give you some of my favorite dresser/sink hacks:
What do you think about these dresser vanities? Is this something you would ever try in your home? Do you have any guesses as to what my other idea for our bathroom sink is? Check back on Friday and find out!