Thanks so much to everyone who shares in my excitement about my new (old) counters! I really really love doing this project. It is so fun to see something transform from a worn out piece of wood…to a stylin new vanity top! Here is a little background to get you up to speed…
I recently painted the cabinets…(see this post) and the counters were looking a bit blahhhhh. So I found some really cool shutters for the counter..(see this post)….and I am going to keep the same faucets and just purchase a new drop in sink.
I will continue to post about this project for the next few weeks…I will show you how I changed out the plumbing…took off the old vanity top…cleaned up the faucets….and put it all back together! But for now…lets just look at all the pretty pictures :) That’s what we all love the best right?!?!

We bought this sink at Home Depot (white drop in sink) for $29…This was my first plumbing project…all alone…just me and the sink. I only made up 3 curse words in the process…I joke I joke….sort of….
 I love that this was the color of the wood when I picked it out. We love how it has some blues and greens and it is worn at bit. Not everything matchy-matchy….but still has the same tone and vibe :)  All the wood needed was a little clean up and a bit of sanding and poly…see this post for more info on that
So much character….
And After…..
So in love :)
More post to come on how I accomplished all this :)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. that is gorgeous…and oozes character….what a great transformation!

  2. Melissa at HOUSEography

    What a great transformation!! Love the idea – I'm a sucker for salvage too :) Have you thought about antiquing the vanity just a bit? Might make it work even better with the top? Either way – it looks great.

  3. that's awesome and sooo cool! I can't believe you did the plumbing yourself! You're a rock star!


  4. Oh wow! I'm so in love too! I love everything about this countertop! I just put in my first sink too! It's not as bad as we think, right? But still enough to make you pull your hair out : ) I'm your newest follower and would love it if you come over and check out my blog

    psst- I have twins too… but mine are just turning 10 : )

  5. Love this!! What a great idea. I love anything to do with shutters :)

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Tracie, what a super idea. Great job, too :-) ~Lori

  7. Kathryn Michelle Jenkins

    I'm a huge fan of this. it looks gorgeous and is so creative. I'm a new google and twitter follower!

    twitter: kathblogger

  8. Very clever! It really makes such a difference to the look.

    Found you at Tatertots and Jello

  9. The Remodeled Life

    I'm in love with this! So creative!

  10. Oh wow, this is fabulous! Definitely better after.

  11. Coming over from TT&J…I love your counter top so PRETTY…..Great Job!!

  12. adventuresindinner

    This is one of the cleverest things I have seen in a very long time! Good for you!

  13. Excellent job! It's such an improvement. It's very clever and well done.


  14. Linda@Coastal Charm

    This is one really neat idea…love it!!! Come by and show it off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY…hope to see ya there:) I’m having a Pottery Barn gift card giveaway…hop over and enter…ends 8/28 at midnight.



    WOW! Your newest follower and I'm sooo inspired by this look!! Thank you so much for sharing it!! It's already "liked" on FB and "pinned" on Pinterest!!! Smiles, T

  16. This turned out great! I love the color of the door, just perfect. I'm about to load my MoMomma Monday Link up, please come and share with us!

  17. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity in your blog and I'm admiring all your creative posts. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  18. Do you know how many shutters my daughter and I come across treasure hunting? We never would of thought of this…very ingenious. Love it!

  19. Ashley @

    seriously SOOOOOO amazing!

  20. So cool. I love when something is used for purposes other than it is intend. Very clever indeed!

  21. { The Painted Home }

    this is awesome! refreshing and charming.
    d e n i s e

  22. allenaim photography and design

    I adore this to pieces!

  23. What an awesome idea! LOVE it!

  24. Love it! It looks amazing!

  25. I love this! What a great idea. I would have never thought of shutters as a countertop, but it looks amazing!

  26. That's awesome and so cool , really you did a good job, nice picks

    bathroom accessories

  27. SUCH an amazing and creative idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with for CWTS!

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