So, when we first starting gutting and remodeling our 1876 built home I knew I wanted the convenience of new but the charm and look of old! Hard to sell the hubby on it since he grew up in NY and I grew up in AZ, he hates all the "old junk" and I ♥ it! :) He tells me stories how they used to break up clawfoot tubs with sledge hammers to get them out of houses and toss pieces of vintage furniture into burn piles..AAAHHH, I know I scream with each and every story!
Our house was quite a disaster when we bought it inside and out! It was a 2 family and had not been taken care of on either side. We knew it would be a total restoration but we were young with no kids and lots of energy...well 7 years later we are still not done and now we have 2 kids, WAY less energy and while we don't consider ourselves old yet we feel old! ;)
We did our master bathroom & bedroom first. While I started out thinking the kitchen would be the first room I quickly realized I could cook in a really bad kitchen easier than I could deal with a really nasty bathroom! So we made a beautiful master suite but I didn't get my way of refurbishing a dresser or buffet into our vanity since we were pushing for a quick finish with my mom coming to visit from AZ we needed a decent bathroom STAT! So, much to hubby's dismay I have never given up on this dream.
Now 7 years later we realize we need a dual vanity in the girls bathroom (already & they are only 1.5 & 5.5!!) So I see my window to finally get my way! We will take the 2 vanities in our bathroom & move them upstairs to the girls bathroom and voila an open space for my dream vanity!!! I spot this beauty on Craigslist for only $50 (which I remind my hubby several times is WAY less than a new vanity from Lowes!!) It is a buffet and literally the measurements are PERFECT for the space, allows for 2 sinks and still have counter room, plus storage in all those HUGE middle drawers!!!! It was a hard sell but finally he gave in, usually he submits sooner or later when he knows I will battle to the death on certain things!!!
Ok, so long story short.I know WAY too late ;)
Stay tuned for updates and pictures but I leave you with the pictures of our current bathroom and this buffet as we picked up, untouched yet! I am now thinking that metallic gold sponging paint I was so in love with is gonna get a makeover too..still like the gold but maybe more of a wash over the walls instead of the big blotchs!