Sunday, April 06, 2008

10) bath vanity and medicine cabinet, 10/2/06, Tony O.

Not exactly in order. I'm posting this now because the front bathroom that contains this vanity is complete.

Tony had a townhouse in Capitol Hill. When we went to pick it up, there was a very swanky party dispersing from the condo 2 doors down. Tuxes and evening gowns.

Tony was unhappy with this mahogany sink vanity because he felt that the formal appearance reinforced the small size of his bathroom.

So it needed to go. Here is the ad photo that he posted.

He was very precise and concerned. We knew he was a lawyer when he wrote in an e-mail to Jacqueline, in the interest of full disclosure - the pattern on the mirror does not exactly match the pattern on the vanity.

The vanity, marble countertop, raised bowl sink, and brushed nickel faucet are striking. I'm very happy with the appearance as installed. The tub is from Jacqueline's Katrina destroyed house. John repainted it, and fussed with a replacement claw foot until it sat right. I don't remember if the claw foot was destroyed by the storm, or was already broken. The Kallista toilet in the finished bathroom is another craigslist purchase, from Jonah. See more details here.

The marble and the slate don't clash. That was one concern that we had for the installation. When renovating in the bricolage style, you never know.

Here are some photos so you can see the finished installation. I'm proud.

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