Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pretty Pedestal

My mother-in-law is a rock star. When she came to see the townhouse last week for the first time we walked her through, showed her everything and also talked about changes/updates we would like to eventually make to the house. One of the first changes I would like to make is to our downstairs half bathroom. Primarily because it's the bathroom that will be seen the most by our guests and since it's small it won't be super expensive to update.

Right now we have a pretty standard/ugly vanity in the half bathroom and we both agreed that it would look so much better with a pretty pedestal sink. Since it's only a half bath we don't need all the extra storage of a vanity with cabinets.

Well the very next day my mother-in-law sent me a link for a pedestal sink she found on Craig's List. I think her new favorite hobby is scouring CL for us. I thought it looked great and it was selling for $30!! We saw similar at Lowe's for well over $100. I emailed the woman who posted the ad to see if it was still available and it was! So we made arrangements for Kristian and I to pick it up Friday night. It's even nicer in person and we can't wait to install it.

We also bought a new toilet this weekend at Home Depot for about $100 which will go in the half bath as well. Sidenote- prior to buying a house I had no idea how expensive toilets can be!  Kristian can get us some nice tiles for cheap and we just need a new faucet, mirror, light and some paint and we'll be all set. I'm hoping to get this project knocked out in the next month or so before we have a housewarming party

Here are the pictures that were posted on the CL ad of our new pedestal sink.

Have you found any good deals on Craig's List lately?


Brandy said...

Yay for your MOL! I look at Craigslist daily. I've found a Pier One Dining Room table and four chairs with a glass top for $100.00 and my family room furniture (two brandnew awesome accent chairs, a couch, 2 end tables and a coffee table for $1000.00) Pretty soon all my furniture will be from craigslist!

carrie1 said...

What kind of lights are you looking for?? I have two pretty brushed nickel sconces that I did a review for CSN. I was going to use them in the master bathroom, but never got around to hanging them. So they are just sitting in the guest bedroom in the boxes.
Let me know if you would be interested in them. =)


(I'm pretty sure these are the ones)

Jen said...

What a gorgeous sink! Good luck with your first house project. It sounds like you are well on your way and that it shouldn't be too difficult to polish off. :) I can't wait to see before/after pictures.

Teenage Bride said...

One of the frist remodels we did was the bathroom too. Some of the vanities are just awful haha

great find!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice! I actually just snatched up a Potterybarn Tava tray and 4 placemats for $15!

Nicole-Lynn said...

^ on craigslist

Claire Kiefer said...

Seriously almost everything I own is from Craigslist! I have a beautiful wooden dining room table hand made in Mexico (with the original leather on the seats!) that I got for $200. Plus my roomba ($35!), roommates, jobs, appliances, my lovely coffee table . . . all of it. :)