Within the first week, I told hubby that we had to replace the sink in the main bathroom. It was beige and the bowl was cracked and stained. I just couldn’t bring myself to brush my teeth in that sink. My gag reflex would kick in at the thought.
My in-laws had recently replaced their bathroom sink with this one from Lowes. When I first saw it, I couldn’t tell if it was granite or not. Turns out not, but I fell in love with it. And at less than $200, it was quite the deal. So it was the model we went for.
Installing this was not nearly as complicated as I thought it would be. We bought a new faucet to go with our sink and the instructions included with that were pretty clear. We laid it out in the living room to connect the faucet and caulk the drain.
It was then just a matter of getting some calk on the bottom of the sink and laying it on top of the cabinet. One warning – not all caulk is paintable. I didn’t worry about it because we wanted something that was water proof and would stick the sink to the wall and the cabinet. However, as we were lowering the sink into place, it touched the back of the wall and caulk got on the wall. I wiped it off, but now paint just doesn’t want to stick to that area.
The cabinet itself was pretty beat up. A hole in the bottom and bubbling on the exposed side for the cabinet facing the toilet from some previous water damage. I primed the cabinet and painted it white just to lighten up the room.
Honestly, I wasn’t too careful with my paint job since I knew that this cabinet would have to be replaced at some point. It was just too far gone from the water damage to really be salvaged. So I didn’t bother to take off the cabinet doors meaning the hinges got a bit of paint on them too. But a coat of paint made this cabinet not so horrible to look at for now.