I am so thrilled that you guys love the shutter countertops in the bathroom! I really love how they came out. Here is a little background to get you up to speed if you missed any of those post…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)…. I got the shutters home and cleaned them up with a little vinegar and water solution. Here is how I went about cutting a hole in the top for the sink….

You can do this…it really isn’t that hard….
 Your sink will come with a paper template. Place that on the shutter (or wood) and be sure it will fit nicely in the center. You also want to measure where your drain pipe comes out from the wall. Mine came out 8.5 inches from the wall….so I was sure to line up the drain so that it was close to 8.5 inches from the back of the counter.
 Tape the template down making sure it is even and lined up.
 Take a razor blade and cut out sink hole.
 After the template was cut out I took a sharpie and made an outline to follow with the jigsaw. First drill a pilot hole large enough for your jigsaw blade to fit into.
Jigsaw around the entire circle making sure to follow the line all the way around.
There you have it! A sink hole! Ready to be installed!!!


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com 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. Lekker Leven Met Minder

    Thanks for the explanation! I plan to make my own sink (well, 'compile' would be a better word for it) soon, so this might come in handy.

  2. Wonderful description! Thanks so much. Love this!

  3. Do you use a vinegar / water solution to clean all of your second hand wood pieces? What ratio do you use? Thanks!

  4. Great! I love your blog by the way, so inspiring!

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