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This post contains the way I made the wooden countertop.
If you’re interested in seeing the install of the vessel sink, You can click HERE.
If you’d like to see the color treatment to the base of the vanity, you can click HERE.
I’ll update this post as soon as the other two are ready for reading. Literally doing it now (sound of maniacal typing).
This project was born of necessity, read on….
So this is what I hadNot only is it pretty ugly and boring builder basic,
but it was STAINED yellow.
I won’t even list all the products I tried to get the yellow out because none of them worked! I finally decided it has to go! So like any other DIYer I jumped on the Home Depot website and started clicking away. Come to find out the dimensions were going to be a custom cut! I know bad, evil words. All in after pricing out my custom cut vanity top it was like $400! No way, isn’t going to happen. So next up I think – the whole thing will go then! I’ll buy a whole new vanity! no problem right? Wrong! Come to find out – the builder saw fit to tile AROUND the vanity (Insert sounds of weeping). Needless to say, after a lot of brainstorming, I came up with the idea to replace the countertop with wood and paint the base. Adding a vessel sink to top it off, both figuratively and literally. The first thing I did was drawn out my dimensions to see how much wood I was going to need. I knew I wanted to do the wood on an angle, and I didn’t know if doing it that way would mean a lot more wood, some more wood, or what. After working it out, and seeing that it was going to be $26 in wood I was off and running!
I couldn’t wait to get started. I went straight to Home Depot and got the pine common boards. Pine common boards are super inexpensive and found in the building materials section. I grabbed two after looking them over carefully for nicks warping and other undesirable traits – they are cheap for a reason. I had them cut at the cutting station for me and then headed deeper into the building material section. I needed some bracers to distribute the weight on the surface of the countertop. I didn’t yet know how much the sink would weight but I knew bracing it up was never a bad plan.
I bought four of these flat brackets and they were, I believe $1.50 each.
Then I bought screws that were short enough to connect the brackets to the underside of the countertop with out piercing the top surface. In this case that meant 3/4″.
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