Vintage Marble Sink Top

Marble Sink Top Found in Maine

The last few weeks we’ve been working on our first bathroom renovation. We’ve purchased a drain kit, carrara marble 1″ hex tiles for the floor, subway tiles for bathroom stall, and now a marble top sink! I found the sink at Old House Parts in Kennebunk, Maine over the weekend. I got it on sale for $400. We need to decide if we want to build a vanity for the top or use metal legs? Closet space is non existent in the house so a vanity seems like a smart option. Greg likes the metal legs. Below the tiles I choose for the floor.

Bathroom Tile For Floor

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  1. Hi, I’m planning a bathroom renovation as well using hexagon floor tiles and subway tiles. Would love to get the marble ones but might have to settle for the ceramic ones. Can wait to see your finished photos.

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  2. Anyone know whether the porcelain tiles made by Daltile (or others) to look like marble look at all nice? Or should I stick with white + biscuit/black/gray?

    Thank you!

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  3. Just looked at your marble top. What I did with mine (dated 1893)was file the square holes round for the faucets. For the spout I removed the stopper piece, and drilled the hole with a diamond bit and water. It wasn’t easy but it was worth it. You can also get a marble fabricator to drill the middle one.

    I love the legs they have at sinklegs.com but $1,200 is a bit pricy for me. Still looking for similar ones.

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  4. WAXY,

    WE HAVE A SINK IDENTICAL TO THAT ONE. IT ALSO HAS THE OLD FAWCETS AS PICTURED AND A 10 INCH BACKSPASH OF MARBLE. THE TOP MEASURES 19 1/2 BY 29 3/4. IT HAS BEEN LAYING IN OUR BASEMENT FOR 40 YEARS AND CAME FROM THIS HOUSE ORIGINALLY. WILL SELL FOR $500.00 BUT WILL NOT SHIP. CONTACT ME IF INTERESTED.

    GYPSY

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  5. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. Great choices on the sink and hex tiles. I also recently finished a bathroom renovation so I know how tough it is to get things just right in a small space. A vanity is probably more practical, but I think metal legs would look lovely with that sink!

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  6. Love the sink!

    When we did a similar look in our first house reno, we put the sink on metal legs — it was beautiful. Much prefer it to a vanity, which I find ugly. I personally hate using undersink storage, and don't find it all that practical because of the drain and water lines.

    What we did was tuck in a tiny narrow floor to ceiling closet around the toilet vent (boxing in the vent on one side and going to the wall). It was perfect! We also found a narrow door from an architectural salvage place that just fit.

    We also built in little cubbies between studs. Or you can find vintage medical cabinets — the metal and glass ones — and have a more open display that way. Or hang some sort of a shelving unit (something from an architectural salvage place — shabby-chic sort of thing) on the wall. There are so many options aside from a vanity!

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  7. I've read that as well mopar about mixer. I'm sure we'll figure something out! I love the sink! I'll report back once we get it in.

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  8. mhawf I think also maybe you can put a mix tap in the middle without removing the other two. "Bungalow Bathrooms" might have more info, or try asking at a plumbing parts store that's been in business for a long time and has old parts.

    Mopar

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  9. OMG, that marble sink top is *incredible.* And you decided to go with the marble hex. Good for you. The two together with the subway tile will look amazing.

    mopar

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  10. Wow Donna what a nice offer. Does anyone need a corner sink for free? See Donna's comment above.

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  11. I'm _hoping_ I can solve the faucet mixing problem with some goose-neck style retrofit. I haven't looked for the parts yet but they shouldn't be to hard to find.

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  12. How are you going to work the faucets? I have a similar sink and I've been thinking about not using it because the existing faucets are set up for hot and cold and don't have a mixer…

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  13. Hello all,

    If anyone could use a vintage marble CORNER sink, I have one free of charge taking up space in my basement. A fried gave it to me several years ago when I was undergoing my Salem MA restoration. It's not quite as nice as Katie's, but it is marble, a corner sink, and free! I hate to see old things go to waste.
    Donna (daseger@comcast.net)

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  14. I have the same hex tiles and they are beautiful in our main bath and shower. They refect the light. We converted an antique cupboard to a vanity and had a matching marble top made for it. I love your vanity top, it has loads of character.

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  15. That sink is awesome – if you find another like it that is 31×19 let me know! Having one hell of a time finding a sweet vanity top for my bathroom…

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  16. I love a skirt around a sink… perhaps they get a bit grubby though? Ditto above, it's going to look brilliant!

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  17. I agree with you that a vanity provides way more (very necessary!) storage. If you do go with the metal legs, you can always add a skirt to allow for hidden storage – Eddie Ross did a good tutuorial on his blog on how to make a skirt for a sink out of tea towels. The sink is gorgeous, by the way!

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