Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Finding Furniture & Fixtures

As mentioned in a previous post, we are purchasing reclaimed furniture for our bathroom vanities. Well, we found our first floor bathroom vanity tonight! A listing on Craigslist for an Ethan Allen dry sink read:

“this is an old drysink, not sure if it is considered an antique or not... i inherited it from my grandmother, who has had it for as long as i can remember…asking $200 or best reasonable offer.”
We answered the listing with an offer of $150—and made plans to pick up this beauty on Friday evening!

We plan to put this 15-inch white vessel sink on the right-hand side of the vanity (courtesy Lowes):

We’ve also been busy picking out lighting fixtures and ceiling fans. This is what we are leaning towards…

…for the bathrooms (courtesy Lowes):

…along our 40+ foot back deck and beside our front door (courtesy Lowes):

...over our kitchen island (courtesy IKEA):

…throughout our house (courtesy Lowes):

And, yes, in case you were wondering, we're going to use outdoor lights inside our home. Because we can.


  1. I love dry sinks- they remind me of home. Yours is beautiful. I can't wait to see every thing in it's place, house completed.

    On another note, Merry, Merry Christmas!!

  2. If you are planing to use CFL light bulbs, make sure the bulbs will fit under/inside the glass lenses. I have been changing over to the larger 23 watt CFL bulbs at my home and many light fixtures are too small.This is just one more detail to coordinate.I heard on another blog that they lost LEED points because they used screw in CFLs instead of using 'energy star" fixtures that must use a fluorescent bulb.

  3. Merry Christmas to you too ThyHand!!

    Anon- good point about the CFL bulbs! We are using energy star-rated overhead fixtures in the bedrooms & energy star-rated recessed lighting in the living/dining/kitchen. We decided to use non-energy star rated fixtures in the bathrooms & instead screw in CFL bulbs because the energy star options for this room are few...and ugly! Plus, we figured these lights would be turned on the least, decreasing their energy consumption. But I'll have to compare the bulb vs. glass sizes--thanks for bringing that to my attention.

    Oh, and one of these days I'll have to write about our LEED attempt... ;)