Monday, December 19, 2011

Vanity - Created!

Our new ensuite bathroom has been created by combining 2 separate rooms - the old main bathroom, and the separate toilet room. As a result, it has given us quite a big space. I do love white in the bathroom, but I also didn't want it to feel too surgical. It needs to be inviting!

I decided to incorporate a couple of features, and use timber in the room to break up the large expanse of tiles, and add some warmth.

One of my FAVE shops, Recollections, had some great vanities, but they were around $2500 and we are trying to stick to SOME kind of budget. These were my inspiration.

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After some online searching, I found a hardwood buffet very similar to the vanity above for a crazy price of $299. We had to drive a couple of hours to Sydney to collect it, but I think it's worth the trip! As the unit is a buffet, it is only 420mm deep. This meant I had to find 2 suitable basins that were no more than 400mm in diameter. I originally purchased 2 top mount basins, but the buffet is quite tall, so really needed drop in basins instead.

After a little more searching, I found 2 perfect basins. Our builder got to work, and jigsawed the top sections out and installed the basins, finishing off with silicone. We then purchased the necessary plumbing, and added the "lollipop" tapware, which Im SO happy with.

The last touch was a good coat of Marine varnish to protect the timber top. The basins have a nice scooped shape, and are a perfect fit.

I love how the feet give it the appeal of being a piece of furniture, 
rather than just a vanity

He was even clever enough to save the 2 end drawers that have been replaced by the basins, I love it! They are a good size for all the little things like hair pins, or a toothbrush etc.

What do you think? I will post some pics of it installed in the new bathroom soon.


  1. this is clever yeah, it got put all focus to make this possible, the plumbing in here must extra careful in every steps. Plumbing Sydney are best.

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  3. How lovely! I like the ones with the built-in mirror. Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

  4. There are plenty of accessory sets available on the market which includes soap dispensers, toilet tissue holders, toothbrush holders, towel racks and a great deal more to make your washroom look fantastic.


  5. That vanity you chose is just gorge!

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