Antique Sideboard Buffet turned into Double Sink Vanity traditional-bathroom
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Antique Sideboard Buffet turned into Double Sink Vanity Traditional Bathroom, Portland

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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latvywife wrote:
what were the dimensions on this sideboard? what would you recommend for a single vanity? depth and height?
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kidtherapist

What finish do you have for toilet paper holder and towelbar or ring

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Julie Murray

Chrome faucets and toilet paper holder. Opted not to install a towel bar or ring. Thanks for your interest in our vanity.

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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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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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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
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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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Deb wrote:
Please share the wall paint color, it's wonderful
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Colleen Price wrote:
what kind of stone is on the floors and what is on the counter top?
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The Shabby Nest added this to Turn a Favorite Piece of Furniture Into a Vanity
An antique sideboard is topped with marble and fitted with two sinks to create a unique double vanity.
Susan Mathison added this to Vintage Vanities Bring Bygone Style to Baths
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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