our bathroom vanity

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As I mentioned a few month ago. We saved a beautiful marble and iron vanity from the basement to make it shine in new splendor.
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This is where we found it: under a lot of timber and stuff buried in the basement.
(the photo above is from 2007; where I took some quick photos while the real estate guy showed us the house. and: yes, my dad is was mister mustache!)
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We put it in a different spot where it waited for several years to get a little love. And this summer we found the time to finish it. (actually my mum did it because I was to preggo-sick to do it)
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We disassembled the vanity and brought the big marble panel to a stonemason who cut two holes into the marble surface (one for the faucet and one for the plug hole). We spent about 50 euros for the mason and maybe 20 for the paint and another 30 bucks for some special rust and stain remover. All together it was a pretty good deal for restoring the whole table.
Because of those clever investments we spoiled ourselves with choosing some supernice looking, high end, (rather pricy) fittings instead of going with the cheaper hardware-store-stuff.
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We chose Ideal Standard (shower) and hansgrohe (vanity) and I’m happy with both choices (although I couldn’t test the shower so far…).
Looks like the bathroom will be the first finished room in the treehouse.
In the treehouse basement we found another secret treasure… which I’ll explain to you in one of my next detailed posts… you would never guess what’s in the shabby old cupboard…
and I can’t wait to share it with you!
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Last weekend was a truly happy one for us. Our plumber was on location to install all the tapware and water supply stuff. He worked really fast and got our bathroom installed as well as the kitchen (water and gas-fired hob) as well as the L O O !
Yes! We are a 21st century household with the possibility to now pass water without leaving the house. (which comes in oh-so-handy if you are 27 weeks pregnant and you feel like peeing every 2 minutes!)
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I’ll do a detailed post about our beautiful bathroom (and the vanity) as soon as possible. so stay tuned..