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Sewing Machine Sink Base

Sewing Machine Sink

Remember the powder room…

A little character in your powder room can be an unexpected surprise for guests visiting your home.  SInce this room is usually the smallest in the house, little details go a long way.

The area for this sink is very small (about 16″ deep and 20″ wide). Painting the original cabinet and changing the sink top and faucet would have been a big improvement.  But, since were changing the floor and everything had to come out anyway…might as well put in something fun.

Metal sewing machine bases can be found a lot of places…thrift and consignment shops, garage sales, even on the curb on trash day. They are usually inexpensive (sometimes free) and are so versatile.  They serve as great bases for sinks and tables of all sizes as they are well-built and sturdy.

This sink is from Ikea and the plumber added the iron “rails” on the front and back for the sink to sit on. The faucet looks like an old pump. To find one, just google “faucet open spout” . There are lots to choose from.

When we took the original cabinet out, the wall next to the sink was a mess. We added the bead board wainscoting and love it.  Barn wood floors, wider moulding, and a bit more bead board round out the vintage feel.

More to come on this bathroom redo…

powder room before

Vintage Cabinet to Sink

You never know where you might strike gold….found this piece of furniture in my friend Mary’s garage.  Her only stipulation was that I could not bring it back.  Sold!

You should have seen the original sink…a not very exciting oak stock cabinet that was put in quite a number of years ago.  The sink was small, but I did not want to pay for a double sink plumbing upgrade. Found this amazing wide sink at Ikea for a great price. Both kids can brush their teeth without hurting each other (most of the time).

The cabinet was sanded, painted an antique white and sealed with a water based polyurethane (so it won’t yellow).  The glass knobs and handles are from Target.

We obviously have a very understanding plumber who is never surprised by the projects I throw at him.  He did a great job installing everything.   A sugar and creamer pair found a home in the old cup and toothbrush holders that are permanently tiled to the wall. They keep our cotton balls and q-tips handy.

Will fill you in on the rest of this bathroom redo later….enjoy your day!