(See previous posts here and here and here.) WOO HOO! Our powder room is practically done! We got the new sink installed late last week. We installed the faucet over the weekend. Then yesterday, we made a spontaneous decision to also replace the toilet too. It was on our long term list, but thought we’d do it at the same time that we replaced the floors. But we decided to chuck the ‘light tan toilet with a cream toilet seat’ in favor of a nice white one. Looks great!
We ended up having to order the sink twice. The first one was damaged in shipping, so back it went. It was a small chip, but I just knew that I’d look at the sink every day and think “Man, I sure wish it wasn’t damaged.” It’s one thing if WE damage it; it’s another to pay full price for something already damaged.
What’s left to be done:
- I want to replace the outlets and switches with white ones. Right now they’re an almond color. This should be simple; I just need to learn how to do it.
- Caulking the sink near the walls. I need to do some more research on this first – use white to match the sink? Use clear and paint it the same color as the walls? Hmmm…
This definitely wasn’t a DIY job meant to be done as cheaply as possible. My sister did fix the walls for us and gave us the artwork and mirror as Christmas gifts, but…we ordered a custom sink. And we replaced the functional-but-ugly toilet – that didn’t need to be done. And we hired a plumber to install that toilet.
- Sink: $240
- Plumber & other plumbing supplies: $180
- Paint & Stain & supplies: $35
- Hardware: $10
- Total: $465(ish)
Summary: My blog is not the place you should come to in order to find projects done as cheaply as possible!