Monday, August 17, 2009

Vintage Marble Sink Top

Marble Sink Top Found in Maine

The last few weeks we've been working on our first bathroom renovation. We've purchased a drain kit, carrara marble 1" hex tiles for the floor, subway tiles for bathroom stall, and now a marble top sink! I found the sink at Old House Parts in Kennebunk, Maine over the weekend. I got it on sale for $400. We need to decide if we want to build a vanity for the top or use metal legs? Closet space is non existent in the house so a vanity seems like a smart option. Greg likes the metal legs. Below the tiles I choose for the floor.

Bathroom Tile For Floor

16 comments:

  1. I agree with you that a vanity provides way more (very necessary!) storage. If you do go with the metal legs, you can always add a skirt to allow for hidden storage - Eddie Ross did a good tutuorial on his blog on how to make a skirt for a sink out of tea towels. The sink is gorgeous, by the way!

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  2. I love a skirt around a sink... perhaps they get a bit grubby though? Ditto above, it's going to look brilliant!

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  3. That sink is awesome - if you find another like it that is 31x19 let me know! Having one hell of a time finding a sweet vanity top for my bathroom...

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  4. I have the same hex tiles and they are beautiful in our main bath and shower. They refect the light. We converted an antique cupboard to a vanity and had a matching marble top made for it. I love your vanity top, it has loads of character.

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  5. Hello all,

    If anyone could use a vintage marble CORNER sink, I have one free of charge taking up space in my basement. A fried gave it to me several years ago when I was undergoing my Salem MA restoration. It's not quite as nice as Katie's, but it is marble, a corner sink, and free! I hate to see old things go to waste.
    Donna (daseger@comcast.net)

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  6. How are you going to work the faucets? I have a similar sink and I've been thinking about not using it because the existing faucets are set up for hot and cold and don't have a mixer...

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  7. I'm _hoping_ I can solve the faucet mixing problem with some goose-neck style retrofit. I haven't looked for the parts yet but they shouldn't be to hard to find.

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  8. It's going to be so pretty. Great find on the sink!

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  9. Wow Donna what a nice offer. Does anyone need a corner sink for free? See Donna's comment above.

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  10. OMG, that marble sink top is *incredible.* And you decided to go with the marble hex. Good for you. The two together with the subway tile will look amazing.

    mopar

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  11. mhawf I think also maybe you can put a mix tap in the middle without removing the other two. "Bungalow Bathrooms" might have more info, or try asking at a plumbing parts store that's been in business for a long time and has old parts.

    Mopar

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  12. I've read that as well mopar about mixer. I'm sure we'll figure something out! I love the sink! I'll report back once we get it in.

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  13. Love the sink!

    When we did a similar look in our first house reno, we put the sink on metal legs -- it was beautiful. Much prefer it to a vanity, which I find ugly. I personally hate using undersink storage, and don't find it all that practical because of the drain and water lines.

    What we did was tuck in a tiny narrow floor to ceiling closet around the toilet vent (boxing in the vent on one side and going to the wall). It was perfect! We also found a narrow door from an architectural salvage place that just fit.

    We also built in little cubbies between studs. Or you can find vintage medical cabinets -- the metal and glass ones -- and have a more open display that way. Or hang some sort of a shelving unit (something from an architectural salvage place -- shabby-chic sort of thing) on the wall. There are so many options aside from a vanity!

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  14. Here is a wonderful article about the kind of electric power that I hope will be available soon. -Just so long as the "big oil boys" and the power companies don't block the development of the competition.

    http://www.heraldextra.com/news/article_b0372fd8-3f3c-11de-ac77-001cc4c002e0.html

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  15. Why not the best of both worlds...storage and metal legs. Check this out. http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Metal-Shelving-3-Shelves/dp/tags-on-product/B0002O9HLC. You may have to sacrifice the 1st shelf but it'll look really modern too.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the tiles. What a deal on the sink. You're giving it a 2nd life. Good for you!

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