Hello friends, I am over the moon to share my master bathroom renovation with everyone and it all started with this wall mounted sink.
I actually found this sink (plus one more) outside the local art center last summer, if you follow me on Instagram you may recall I posted my find:
The sinks were headed to the dump and I knew I just had to take them home for a new life.
What once was a completely crusty, paint covered, abandoned old sink is now part of our master bathroom:
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When I envisioned this sink in our home I truly never, ever imagined it would look so ‘like it was meant to be’. I built the vanity surround and I will share the plans for that in another post soon but today is all about the fixtures.
When I brought the sinks home we stored them outside in the back. They were already covered in grime plus the plumbing trap underneath did not smell pleasant. After six months and finally getting my act together to make the bathroom renovation a reality I pulled one sink out from under the snow and began cleaning:
I used a combination of paint thinner and comet plus a razor paint scraper to remove all of the scum.
Once it was cleaned I ordered a new strainer and plumbing trap which the plumber installed before I hauled it upstairs in position.
This sink is meant for commercial uses and naturally sits low, about 27″ from the floor to sink opening, you can see in the photo below on the left:
Also for installation we used this wall hanger (there is blocking behind the sheetrock to support the wall hanger) and I had the plumber install the sink at 30″h, a bit more comfortable. I have seen this sink installed only using the wall hanger with a different pipe set up below so it’s completely free of pipes below (search google). We had no choice but to run the water lines through the floor so I opted to use the intended clunky pipe knowing I would be building the vanity surround to cover everything.
The faucet is American Standard Heritage wall mount. There are several options you could use with this 8″ opening but I choose this version.
The sink is one of two American Standard fixtures we have in this bathroom. The toilet, which sits directly across from the sink, is also American Standard:
When I got going on this project of giving new life to the wall mounted sink I contacted the kind folks at American Standard regarding a toilet and they were so generous to send me this beauty.
This is the Heritage VorMax Right Height Elongated toilet and it’s a gem. Classic, curvy in all the right places, quiet with a smooth strong flush, I could go on and on. Truly I’m extremely impressed with this traditional style toilet.
I’ll be sharing more bits and pieces of the master bathroom renovation in the coming weeks, including that painted buffalo check wall design and the vanity build plans.
Thank you for joining me, I hope you enjoyed seeing how the sink went from roadside trash to a complete treasure!
Disclaimer: I worked with American Standard for this post. I was provided product and / or compensation however all thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own.
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