A cheap save

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Project by JCamp posted 05-09-2018 10:54 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a fairly cheap guy. I don’t like spending money when I can keep from it so when my wife justifiably wanted a new master bedroom vanity for our new to us house we both got sticker shock. I talked her into letting me give it a go of salvaging the old one and assured her that if in the end she didn’t like it I’d break down and buy a new one.
It was pretty grungy to start with. The marble top had some stains and the bottom inside the vanity had a bad mold smell from years of dampness. Even if it had been in good shape it was very 1980s ish and only had one nasty drawer to boot.
I started off bu taking everything off. I actually cleaned up the top by using a Brillo pad and course salt I replaced the faucet and some plumbing underneath I built new drawers (first time for me). I had to get creative on the middle one since it wanted to hit the bottom of the sink. I put a new pine bottom in it and built new doors. Took me a total of 2 and a half months to complete the project which was way longer than it should hav but i did work 60+ hours a week at my day job for a good chunk of that time. In the end my wife loves it and i think we spent less than $200 (that does include the faucet tho and we’d had that expense even with a new vanity).

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#1 posted 05-10-2018 12:37 AM

I think it a marvelous rescue!

Looks Great

Wife Happy


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#2 posted 05-10-2018 01:23 AM

Pretty sure you won’t find one that nice at the big box store

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 05-10-2018 01:33 AM

You did a great job. I’m with you abut saving money by doing it myself. you can be proud of that job!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-10-2018 12:38 PM

You did a fine job on this vanity. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 05-10-2018 01:22 PM

I am glad she liked it, after you put all that work into it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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