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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Venetia Conway wrote:
Did you put any kind of protection on the wood to prevent water damage?
   Comment   May 10, 2013
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Julie Murray
No; just use lemon oil on it a few times a year. Still looks great.
February 19, 2014 at 10:31pm      Thanked by Venetia Conway
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Janine Lovely
Thinking I might try this on my bathroom remodel?
February 25, 2014 at 9:14am   
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mpartin wrote:
Did you remove the top of the chest before adding the marble - if so, any advice about how to do this?
   Comment   September 30, 2012
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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.
February 20, 2014 at 7:24am   
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momrn5 wrote:
Which Kohler sink style did you use and what are the sink dimensions? Do the sinks go nearly all the way back to the wood backsplash and how many inches of vanity top surface do you have in front of the sink? Thank youQ
   Comment   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.
February 5, 2012 at 7:28pm   
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latvywife wrote:
what were the dimensions on this sideboard? what would you recommend for a single vanity? depth and height?
   Comment   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.
~ Julie
April 15, 2011 at 6:58pm   
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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,,,
February 15, 2014 at 9:29am   
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Deb wrote:
Please share the wall paint color, it's wonderful
   Comment   August 11, 2012
Colleen Price wrote:
what kind of stone is on the floors and what is on the counter top?
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