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DIY Sink Stands

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm considering a DIY project for the highly abused boy bathroom.  It seems like it would be easy.  Find a table.  Find a sink.  Drill a hole.  Viola!  Something tells me there is more to it than this.


Have you ever fashioned a table into a sink stand?  Do you have any tips/advice?

In other news, the foyer link is still open if you care to join in or visit the links that have been shared.  I can safely say there is something for everybody at the party ;)

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26 comments:

  1. i have no personal experience, but my old next door neighbor did - she and i went to Renningers Flea and found a gorgeous dresser (I think it was a gentlemen's chest)and she had the handyman do the cutout work and install the sink. She used marine varnish on it to protect the wood and it looks amazing 5 years later. Good luck - can't wait to see it!

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  2. I have been wanting to do this for a long time too! I love that look. I have no idea how to go about doing it though. I did mark Layla's bathroom renew with how Kevin cut their table for their sink. their sink is on top if the table, not sure if that is what you are looking for though, it may help. http://theletteredcottage.net/guest-bathroom-reno-day-53
    Good luck and I can't wait to see!!
    xoxo

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  3. We considered doing this for our bathroom, but opted against it because of the unknown aspect. My neighbor did it with great success. I can recommend which plumber NOT to use:-)

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  4. We did it at our old house and I still miss it dearly. We used an antique dresser and with a little finagling were able to still keep storage in the drawers. When shopping for the dresser, I kept in mind height and depth and special ordered a Kohler sink from HD that was oval shaped in order to work with the narrow depth. Since we were keeping the wood top and not going with marble, I also chose the sink to have the faucet holes. I was the most nervous when my husband was cutting the hole with a jigsaw (using the template that came with the sink), but there was enough wiggle room since the sink had a "lip". My husband always grumbles at my DIY projects but even said this one wasn't too bad. I would do it again in a heartbeat!!!!

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  5. that gray one with the chartreuse basket is singing to me today!

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  6. I'm not sure,,, But I have always wanted to do that in my small bathroom... I just need a free handyman....

    Pattie

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  7. Oh, I'm just about to do this to my dining room buffet turned media cabinet turned bathroom vanity!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Never done it, but would love too!! I think TLC blog did a whole tutorial/video on it when they renovated their bathroom!

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  9. It does seem so easy, doesn't it?! I'm sure a lot of us would like to try this someday. Love the look. I think you should be our guinea pig, Rene!

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  10. We have one, but it was installed. My only complaint is that it is so high...it's hard to wash your face. or maybe I am too short!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. I'd really be interested in hearing how feasible this was. Are you considering using a table or dresser, Rene?

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  12. Thanks everybody! Ashley, I am thinking about a table with a shelf below. Something thrifted that could be painted. It looks like the square sinks sit right on top with a hole for the plumbing.

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  13. I'm currently in the search for a garden wrought iron table or something like that to convert into a sink table. hopping to find one w/a bottom shelf too. I almost bought one the other day but realized it wasn't deep enough to accommodate the faucet and the undercount sink. Look forward to seeing what you find.

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  14. You could so do this! We did it with a dresser, like some of the other comments, had a handyman cut a hole for the sink, and reconfigure one of the drawers for the plumbing to fit. We were able to keep a huge amount of storage. Against popular opinion, I did choose to place the sink to one side, off center to allow for more space and have something decorative. So glad I chose to do that. A table would be easy! Have fun!

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  15. When we were putting in our new bathroom, I had dreams of finding the perfect piece of furniture to use as a vanity. Alas, time ran out and we went with a builder grade one. It's still on my someday list though. The perfect piece is out there waiting for me. :o)

    I wish I had an entry to take photos of. Our front door opens right up to the living room. :o(

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  16. I bought a pedestal sink for my bathroom (STILL IN THE BOX) but I'm thinking of doing something like this with the sink instead of using the pedestal. I love this look but I'm still not sure.

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  17. These are all great, particularly the stacked shelving one-so different!

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  18. Let us know if you try it. (I have a boy with a broken sink)

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  19. I love the look of these! It'll be fun to see it if you decide to give it a try. I love the ones with a shelf underneath as storage and a place for towels is always a plus.

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  20. We renovated our attic to add a bedroom and bathroom for our two boys and an office for my husband. It was completely DIY! We used every inch of space we could without changing the roofline. THe boy's bathroom has a top mounted sink on granite. Here it is: http://ewehooo.blogspot.com/search/label/attic%20renovation


    Melanie

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  21. Good for you. What a great project idea. I will be excited to see what you come up with! And if I had a foyer . . I would link it up :(

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  22. I'm taking notes! I just bought a marble topped dresser for this very purpose. I was inspired by Rachel of A Touch of Gray's bathroom (your last picture) and have emailed her a bit about her project! I also know the Young House Love folks did this with step-by-step instructions. Good luck!

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  23. I think the same thing when I see that sort of style - sink, table, plumbing= done. Something's gotta give, right? I'm sure you'll do it and do it well!

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  24. Hey! Thanks for posting our master bath project (the last photo)! It really wasn't hard! Now, my husband is quite the handy one, so he was able to reconfigure the plumbing no problem. I will say that he also had to do some convincing at the granite yard to drill the holes (for the drain and faucet). At first the didn't want to since we didn't buy it from them. They didn't want to have the liability of breaking it (we also had them take off about 1.5 inches on the perimeter). But in the end they did it perfectly. We couldn't be more happy with it!

    You can read more about our master bath re-do in the following two links!

    http://justatouchofgray.blogspot.com/2011/07/master-bathroom-magazine-feature.html

    http://justatouchofgray.blogspot.com/2011/07/master-bathroom-reveal.html

    Have a great week!

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  25. Those sconce lights in photo #2 took my breath away!

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  26. Thank you for all of the comments/feedback! I will keep you posted as I go about this project.

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