Easy come, easy go!

Last Friday, I was in Rehouse Architectural Salvage in Rochester N.Y when I came upon a really cool piece. It was a very unique antique wash stand.

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It needed some work, but the lines and detail were great!

When I saw it I thought it could be perfect for the new powder room. I put the piece on hold so I could check with my plumber to see if he could fit it with a regular sink. When I got home I sent pictures to the plumber and he said it was a go. I could not get back to the store until Monday so I had the weekend to envision it in the powder room. I don’t know about you, but this is where I can get into trouble. I saw the piece being a show stopper and looking perfect in that space.

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Except (this is where the trouble begins) I had not actually seen it in the space yet. Monday came along and I went back to Rehouse to purchase the wash stand. I took it home and put it in the powder room. It did not look like the show stopper I had envisioned. It was too short and a little too wide. The space between the toilet and basin would be too tight. I tried putting it off center for more space, but I did not like that either. I had let myself get caught up in the idea of the piece instead of waiting to see it in the room.

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As they say, easy come easy go! This has happened to me before and I have learned to not be too disappointed. Lucky for me Rehouse gives full refunds if returned in one day! I returned the basin and got a full refund. Hopefully, someone else will find the perfect place for it!

Now on to something else. The utility sink!

IMG_7717 (4) Thanks everyone for the input on color choice between black or yellow. In the end, yellow won out!

Addition update: I made a video of the inside renovation progress. I posted it on Instagram and this is the link.   Addition Update video

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