Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Some fun stuff!

Well, it's fun for me anyway - and I hope that you all share my enthusiasm when I reach out my arms and yell really really loud: "IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!!" Yes, the sink arrived today and after a quick inspection of all it's many parts, it's safe and sound.

Now, what I tried to make fun and secretive really wasn't. I mean - I did do a rendering a few days ago with the sink right there for you all to see. But here it is live and in living color, and I really couldn't be happier.

I decided to go with the antique console style sink in white porcelain for the bathroom. A real steal, too, at a mere $314.95! And a far cry from the MDF vanity with cultured marble top the prior owner thought was a good fit. This sink carries all the charm of a 1920's bathroom, and in house built in 1923 - I don't think I could have gotten much better for the money. Of course, I could have spent $2000 on the Porcher Savina sink ...

which apparently was originally over $3000 and darn near the exact same thing. Granted, the Porcher sink doesn't have the molded back splash like the Nottingham Brass sink we purchased, and the legs differ slightly - but the overall feel is exactly the same, and a perfect high/low comparison on our budget.

Of course, the real joy comes once the sink is installed, but before that can happen the plumber has to make way for the support hooks that will keep the basin attached to the wall and the electrician has to move an outlet, give me boxes for sconces I've yet to decide on, on either side of the mirror I've yet to find, and give me a light switch. Oh, and I have to put up the board and batten wainscot I decided on, and lay the tile floor.

Yes, as we move further along, and I start to cross things off the list, I start to realize just how long that list really is. So as a bit of a pick me up, and to share the inspiration I found that helped make my decision on the sink, enjoy a peak at these gorgeous finished bathrooms ... one day, some day ... if only. Cheers!





24 comments:

  1. Pretty sink. Great legs! I'm still avoiding my master bath makeover but your posts are helping to move me along.

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  3. Artie, that sink couldn't be more perfect!! NO-ONE will ever know the difference between it and the 2000 dollar Porcher. This decision was a no brainer and brilliant! I'm on the hunt this weekend for a simple shower curtain that I can have monogrammed for our upstairs bath- I may end up making it
    This is moving along!
    xoxo Pattie

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  4. I also just saw a show over the weekend, where a sink simliar to this was used for a wheelchair bound woman, ( just saying it is multi functional as well as really pretty )....really like it Artie.
    L.

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  5. Ooh, the mirror in that first inspiration pictures is BEAUTIFUL! Do you have an idea of what kind of mirror you'll be putting up?

    I love love love this sink! It just screams of charm to me.

    Justine :o )

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  6. Great sink! I like the ones on legs much better than a pedastal. It has more presence but still looks period!

    And white, of course, white -- what a great find at a great price!

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  7. It's wonderful - I love the legs. And the last 2 pictures here are perfection. Love the elegance of the curved ceiling (wish I had one!), and the more casual feel of the last picture. I think I need a big basket like that in my bathroom...

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  8. I love that sink! Great choice. I love the last two pictures but especially the last one. I would like that look for my guest bathroom.

    ~ Tracy

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  9. Artie, so happy it arrived safely and in one piece. I particularly like the contour of the backsplash. Its very handsome!

    Are you still looking for a shaving/pedestal mirror? When browsing I came across a site that had one similar to what was in your previous post. (Websearch DECOR UNIVERSE under mirrors. It is called the 'Cooper Classic'.)
    -Brenda-
    P.S: Am curious, is that a mirror mounted on a vertical bar that I see in the fourth bathroom image? Hmmm, thinking if it is; would be feasible in a shower stall.

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  10. Oh what a gorgeous sink. I just love it. I can't wait to see it in place. Great choice. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Ooops, shud have read...would IT be feasible in a shower stall?

    (No problems leaving a comment today, except for my English.)
    -Brenda-

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  12. Love the sink! I've been following along with your tile job and it looks amazing!! I want to start ripping down the tile in my rental bathroom asap in favor of the beautiful white subway tiles.

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  13. Artie, lucky you. What a steal on that sink!

    kelley

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  14. Can I live you in your bathroom?

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  15. I love that sink. You have done such a fantastic job.Enjoy your house. It is all your very own
    and all you. Lovely. Best of luckand happiness


    yvonne

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  17. I can't wait to see that sink installed. It's simply lovely!

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  18. That sink is a piece of ART! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Artie...can't wait to see the finished room!
    Tami

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  20. Hi Artie,
    I'm catching up on your bathroom project. Your tile turned out great, and now your sink is fabulous too. I used to have a very similar sink in a previous house. You are going to love it. Can't wait to see the final reveal.
    Hey, come see me some time when you aren't so busy tiling!

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  21. Artie, so glad i stopped by! WOW, your bathroom is going to be beautiful. I too, just installed some subway tile around our tub area & it is GORGE! I know you are loving it too & good for you for doing it yourself. It wasn't that hard, huh?

    I'm showing mine off on Monday, so come on by! Can't wait to see yours all finished. I LOVE that sink too. WOW!

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  22. Looking good twin, looking good! I love the photo #4! Now you have me itching to do my bathroom... You can do the tiling! It will be a party!
    You work harder than anyone I know.
    xo Isa

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