Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thrifty Thursday #103, Plus a Tablescape

Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! I am your host, Leigh. Thank you so much for stopping by and additional thanks to those who also participate in Thrifty Thursday! I am most delighted to have you join in..for it's YOU who makes it a "show and tell party". I also participate in Tablescape Thursday the host of that fun carnival is the Hostess with the Mostess...Susan of Between Naps on the Backporch. That's no lie or exaggeration, each week I visit Susan's porch and just long to be a guest at any of her tablescapes...especially those held on the porch.

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First of all, I want to welcome our new Thrifty Thursday participants and Tales from Bloggeritaville followers. We have had several comment in the last few weeks, saying that they are new to the Thrifty Thursday party. I hope that everyone will make a point to pay a visit to other participants.

I haven't posted this week, except for today. A friend of mine, from highschool was killed in a car accident. I almost felt as if I were being disrespectful if I blogged. I felt I needed to be "quiet" to honor his memory.
Also, Big Daddy has been home much of the week due to illness. A bad cold, but one that makes one feel bad no less. He has had me playing nursemaid. He is worse than any of my three children when it comes to being sick. Don't tell him I said that.  Anyway...thus the lack of post. Next week is a new week.

But, we still have today. And today IS THRIFTY THURSDAY!
Today I am sharing a remodeling redo, fashioning a sink/counter top space made from an antique chest. It adds allot of charm and a get "new" look to a space. To be sure your project is feasible, contact your plumber. Or your husband, but in my case, I that would be like me asking my 4 year old niece if it could be done, so "Call the Man" as Andy Griffith would say. I like it when I get to "call the man". Then I know it works.

1. Start with a self rimming sink to keep water off the chest top. If your sink doesn't come with a template, draw your own and tape it to the top of the chest. Drill a 1/4 inch on the inside of the outline, then use a jigsaw to carefully cut along the inside of the template.

2.Cut holes for pipes and seal drawers shut. Or, to retain drawer space, adapt drawers to fit around pipes, making cutouts for the pipes and piecing in new wood as needed.Refitting the lower drawers requires average skills, although the top drawers may require a pro to reshape them.

3.Waterproof the dresser. For natural wood, sand the wood lightly with a fine grain sandpaper, use a tackcloth to remove oil dust. Apply a high gloss polyurethane. If your piece is painted, apply two coats of high gloss acrylic.

4.Once the plumbing has been hooked up by you or a professional, and before the sink has been cemented, replace drawers. Slightly adjust the position of the sink as needed. To provide a good seal between the sink and counter top, apply a thin bead of caulk.

5.To complete the installation, bolt the mirror (which you have detached in the beginning) directly to the wall. Finally be sure to provide adequate grooming lights on either side of the mirror.

How charming? Yes?

This Thursday I am joining in Tablescape Thursday , hosted by Between Naps on the Porch.

The trees are beginning to bud, and the daffodils are blooming....means Spring is in the air (that is until another nasty winter wave pushes through) But for now, I am celebrating SPRINGTIME!

Thank you for dropping my Bloggeritaville today! I have thoroughly enjoyed you visit. Please use Mr. Linky below to link up your blog. Please leave a comment after linking. I love to hear from you.I encourage you all to spread the love and visit the other thrifty Thursday participants, for that's what half the fun is. Aside from seeing a cool treasure it's making friends!

Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!
HUGS! Hope to see you tomorrow, but not before you leave some "roadmap" love!

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Thrifty Participants:


Jess ( said...

I'm the first! :) Thank you for hosting again, I look forward to it every week!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Leigh....I've missed your blog and you and all your goings on! Hope you are doing looks like you are. Love that dresser with the sink in it. I would love to enjoy something like that. Great find. We are good...busy with my parents and their doctor appts!
Blessings to you my friend.

Lindy said...

Ha! I have that dresser. It came from my husbands family. I love what you did with it. Gorgeous!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the chest turned pretty! And I am so sorry to hear about your friend. Hope your hubby is feelinhg better. I am sending you a big hug....Debbie

Mari said...

I love that dresser! It looks awesome!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.

The chest is fabulous. Thanks for hosting. Hugs, Marty

Tammy @ Type A said...

i want sinks like that! thanks for showing me how. and thanks for hosting.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

First - I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.:(
I really like your dresser project. Would love to have one done here, but doubt that I will. Hope your husband feels better soon.
Thanks for hosting again this week.

the cape on the corner said...

so sorry to hear about your friend...but that does explain your blogging absence.

what an amazing sink-love it!

Sarah said...

Your sink in the dresser project is great. I've always wanted to do something along those lines. Thanks for hosting. ~ Sarah

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Thanks for hosting this party. Love that sink project, so cute!

Amanda said...

So sorry about your friend. Thanks for hosting this week

raniaclare said...

It is not charming...IT IS SUPER FABULOUS! how amazing you can do that!

super like:)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very pretty tablescape! I especially like the votive holders you put together. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss and the illness in your family. Sending hugs.
And because I AM a friend, I have to point out a typo to you. You have "sick" on the mind. Read what you wrote at point 1 of your instructions.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful project. And it would make one feel good about doing it themselves every time they looked at it.

Hoping your week gets better and health (and spring) are on the way.

Creative Escapes said...

I love love love the dresser turned vanity - it is fabulous!!! I would love to do that in my house - it is convincing my dear husband (yes - he is one that cares about decor!) I'll show him this and work on him!
I just posted #64 the dessert section of a baby shower I helped host. Thanks for hosting! We really appreciate it!!

Curtains In mY Tree said...

I always wondererd how they put a sink in an old piece of furniture.

so sorry about your high school friend. That is scary when we realize those things happen


Linda said...

Leigh, I love the look of using an older chest or dresser in the bathroom. We will be redoing 3 bathrooms ourselves and have given this look some thought. It's just finding the perfect piece to use.

So very sorry to read of your friend's recent passing. It's always so sad to read about someone passing away so young. My thoughts are with you and his family.