Julie Murray
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Antique Sideboard Buffet turned into Double Sink Vanity traditional-bathroom
 

Antique Sideboard Buffet turned into Double Sink Vanity

We purchased this antique sideboard buffet from craigslist and turned it into a double sink vanity. The three doors on the front made it perfect for a two sink vanity. The middle cupboard is all usable space and there is lots of storage in the other cupboards under the sinks. We put Travertine tile on top with the original sideboard wood backsplash. We added brass and crystal chandelier wall sconces, oval mirrors, Kohler white oval sinks and kept the Moen chrome vintage lever faucets we already had.
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May 10, 2013
Venetia Conway wrote:
Did you put any kind of protection on the wood to prevent water damage?
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Julie Murray
No; just use lemon oil on it a few times a year. Still looks great.
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Janine Lovely
Thinking I might try this on my bathroom remodel?
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September 30, 2012
mpartin wrote:
Did you remove the top of the chest before adding the marble - if so, any advice about how to do this?
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Julie Murray
We did remove the wood top, and it was the most difficult part of the job. We had our contractor finish it.
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February 1, 2012
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Julie Murray
Thanks for your interest. I believe the sink is the 19" Farmington Kohler sink. Our travertine top is 21" deep. The sink is installed in the center before the backsplash was added. It leaves about 2-3/4" in front of the sink and about 2" between the sink and the backsplash. Hope this helps.
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February 13, 2011
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Julie Murray
For height you can use your kitchen counter height or bathroom counter height.
Kitchen counters are a little taller. Our vanity is about kitchen height just because that is how tall it was.
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~ Julie
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cinderellaslipper
I really love what you have done here, it's totally what my husband & I like doing too, great to see a piece of furniture used in a new way...thanks,,,
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August 11, 2012
Deb wrote:
Please share the wall paint color, it's wonderful
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An antique sideboard is topped with marble and fitted with two sinks to create a unique double vanity.
The type of furniture you choose for your vanity will dictate the style of the space. For instance, repurpose an old painted washbasin or pine commode for a country look, versus an elaborate carved mahogany piece for a more sophisticated approach. This buffet was purchased on Craigslist and fitted with a travertine top and a pair of white porcelain sinks. The original curved backplate now serves as a decorative backsplash. The double plumbing is consolidated behind the middle panel, so there’s still ample storage.

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