Saturday, December 13, 2008

Look ma! No blood.

This is the story of one of my projects. As you know, it is a rare project that I get through without some bloodletting of some sort. But over the past few weeks I have been working on replacing the vanity, as shown in the pictures below. It really turned out nicely, and I don't remember any major injuries along the way. [note the part about it having taken more than a week, and the part about not remembering] At least I don't have any scars.

So here is the progression, this first photo is the old sink, etc. - the BEFORE.
And this is how it looked after I had dismantled it.And this is how it has looked as I accumulated all of the materials, etc. to install the new one.
Ta da! Here is the new one, all installed - even the electrical socket is new. The mirror is still the same, however.
We got very good pricing on all of the parts (the cabinet, the top, and the fixtures all came separate), but the fixtures were more than 1/2 off. And we think they look really nice.
This is an odd angle, but we really can't get a very good front on shot as the wall is in the way.
Here's another kind of odd angle shot, but it givew you another perspective.
And here's a shot of the whole thing - the AFTER shot.
So there you have it. I think it turned out quite well, but just because there were no major injuries associated with this project doesn't mean it was pain free. There were multiple trips to the hardware store because of difficulties with the cabinets (some of them on our end, and some on the store's), so I need to thank Uncle Peter & our home teacher for their part in all of this. And then because of the crazy plumbing in this house, I kept having to get different, non-standard fittings, so that was a lot of trips. But we are both really happy with how it turned out.


  1. Yeah! You got it in! It looks fantastic

  2. Dad, it looks absolutely beautiful. And I am proud of you that there was no cursing in the retelling of the story, and I won't ask about cursing during the working. Maybe the home teacher's involvement helped? I don't really believe the no blood part...I think you cleaned that up for the blog. :)

  3. It looks even better in person. Especially the sink if you are one that gets excited about those types of things.