Sunday, May 22, 2011


and after

What started out as a simple task of replacing a bathroom sink has become a task of many sub tasks. First, it isn't easy replacing a silver grey bathroom sink without a large price tag. But luckily while we were away, we were able to obtain a grey sink at a reasonable amount. Yesterday morning, we decided to go ahead with the replacement only to find out, that it wasn't the same shape as the original, so a new counter would be in order. Off to the hardware store and after much discussion, a black slate counter was decided on.

Now, a very vertically challenged person had put in the bathroom originally, so when you were brushing your teeth etc, you would have to bend over to get closer to the sink. So seeing we were installing a new counter, we may as well raise it at the same time. It took most of the day but here is the semi final result.

I say "semi final" because we still have to;

1) Put on the iron on side piece
2) Get a new mirror
3) New curtains
4) Using caulking on the edges
5) Paint the new piece of wood to raise the counter
6) Paint the bathroom
7) Finish decluttering the drawers etc.

The moral of the story is there is no such thing as a simple job when it comes to home renovations!


  1. Oh how right you are. The minute you try to improve one spot...the other spots around it cry out for their own make-over! The counter and sink look fab, though!

  2. We had the same trouble when we replaced our bathroom sink. New sink wouldn't fit and had to buy a new vanity. There is no such thing as a small job in a house!

  3. Your new sink and counter look great! It's always way more work and expense than one originally planned....... you can count on that!
    Looks like it's going to be a pretty spiffy biffy when complete!
    Cathy G

  4. Murphy's Law strikes again! You are doing a great job and it will look terrific when all done.
    Hugs :)

  5. It's looking great!
    I've had similar experiences 'fixing' up things around my house. In fact, because one can never fix just ONE thing. . . I now call my home the "domino House".
    Good luck w/the rest of your renov's... love the grey sink.

  6. Isn't is amazing how you can begin a "small" job and it just keeps growing on you? I like the gray with the dark countertop!

  7. Welcome to the Domino Decorating Theory, which I'm sure is partially a conspiracy. But the results will all be worth it in the end. And thinking to raise the height "before" you got the work done was pretty brilliant. Bravo.

  8. Looks great, Julie..We have to replace ALL of our countertops this year, sometime, and I dread the mess..especially after having the flooring done a short time ago...That is still fresh in my mind...Wonder how much problems we will encounter? :)