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Vanity Restoration Process

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Selecting a Piece

Most of our vanities are American-antique pieces from the early 1900s, and some are from Europe, such as the double-sink vanities. None of the antiques are reproductions. If a piece is new, such as our rustic and pine vanities, we will state that it is new.

Making Them Water Resistant

Our finish exceeds the KCMA test requirements for a water-resistant finish. The first step in the process is stripping off the old finish, getting it down to the bare wood. After that, we make any necessary repairs to the piece, reconstruct the drawers around the sink to save drawer space, and sand it down. Finally, we apply a combination of stains, sealers, and clear coats to make the piece water resistant, both inside and out.

Silvering the Mirrors

On mirrored pieces, we remove the mirrors and if needed have them re-silvered. Most antique mirrors come in with streaks and dark spots, but re-silvering restores their brilliance. Re-silivering cannot fix every blemish, such as surface scratches, but these are usually minor and add character to the piece.

Installing the Sinks and Faucets

Our standard sinks are made of white vitreous china and are 19 inches wide and 16 inches deep. If you a pick a vanity to customize, you may choose any sink that will fit in the piece. Our standard faucets are bronze or brushed nichel, and you may choose a different faucet on either finished or unfinished pieces. Price will be adjusted for the difference in cost of the sink and faucet you choose.

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