February 5, 2010

Pedestal Sink

Is it bad that I go to our local ReStore and buy things that perhaps a person less fortunate than I could have? I'm a little conflicted about this because the truth is: I shop there for two reasons:
1. I would rather reuse something that would otherwise go into a landfill than buy something new in a box.
2. The prices are really really good.

As part of our upstairs bathroom renovation project, we visited ReStore looking for a bathroom vanity because the vanity that was there when we bought the house was functional but.....hideous (picture is small on purpose. That's a lot of ugly.)

And we were very lucky to find this gorgeous pedestal vanity for $50. No dings or scratches. For $50. Crazy, right?

We like that it's white and has a really clean elegant shape. Now....how to integrate that modern shape into a bathroom covered with BEADBOARD.


14 comments:

  1. LOVE that sink ... I'll be in the ReStore looking for all sorts of goodies soon enough - maybe we'll run into each other :-P

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  2. Love! That sink will look awesome against beadboard, the mixing of old and new is cool.

    Also I don't think of the restore being for people to save money so much as to save the planet.

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  3. I too, will be all over the ReStore. My mom used to work for one in North Carolina and LOVED it.

    Sadly, that sink? That hideous one? That's the sink in our apartment. Le sigh.

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  5. The ReStore in Charlotte NC has a cafe that serves org fair trade coffee. Perfect for when you get overstimulated and need some space in which to make decisions!

    I am also a fan of ReNew Salvage in Brattleboro and the ReConnStruction Center in New Britain CT...great finds at all of these places. One of the guys at the ReConnStruction Center has been re-wiring old lighting to sell--a good and worthy task.

    I hope the ReStore in Springfield incorporates a cafe into their new big space in the future.
    -Daphne

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  6. Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

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  7. The new sink is exactly what I've been looking for. I too have the unfortunate luck of owning that ugly, ugly sink right now.

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  8. that's a beautiful sink! I think it'll fit right in int hat bathroom, especially the tub! I LOVE THE TUB!!!

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  9. Oh I love the tub!! The sink too!!

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  10. A little modern touch would look lovely against the beadboard!

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  11. Our Restore in our town is pretty awesome too. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my SITS Day. And what a great day it was! When you have a moment, pop back over. I don't do many giveaways, but I have a cool one going now on a great kids book. TTFN! http://www.franticmommy.blogspot.com/

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  12. That Library Girl is right! Our ReStore's primary mission is to divert building materials from the landfil. That means the more people who shop here the more of our mission we accomplish. There will always be more materials than we can possibly save. The low prices are a nice byproduct of our work.

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  13. It's called eclectic -- totally Maggie, if you ask me.

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  14. Love the sink. It will fit right in. I got both of my pedestal sinks in a junk yard. one was $40 and came with a patina of some amazing hundred year old crazing. So many people ask, well, are you going to have that reglazed? Reglazed?? Are they crazed? Wish I had your bead board bathroom though.

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