DIY Gold Sink Legs

DIY Gold Sink Legs

DIY Gold Sink Legs

DIY Gold Sink Legs

This project happened so fast we didn’t even think to photograph the step-by-step process! But I’m pretty sure you can get it with just the written instructions, so fear not. You too can have these fancy gold legs on your boring old bathroom sink, dudes. In the new house (is it still new if we’ve lived here for six months?) we have this teensy tinsy half bath that really needed a little something fancy. Eventually we’ll probably do a whole remodel on this little room and make it a full bath; for now we just wanted something to hold us over and update it a bit. It’s so tiny that we were hesitant to add any major statements, but some gold accents felt just right. Because gold anything always feels just right. Right?


Make Time: 3 Hours (Plus Drying Time)

1. Measure the distance from the underside of your sink to the floor. Cut two lengths of pipe to this length using the dremel tool.
2. Measure the distance that you’d like from the pipe legs to the wall. Cut two lengths of pipe to this length as well.
3. Give all of your copper pieces a light sanding to rough up the surface so that the paint will stick. Wipe clean.
4. Put together your legs. Slide a T connector up each long leg and insert the short pipes into the T on each side. Connect a flange to the end of each short pipe. Put a cap onto the bottom of each long leg. Secure each piece together with E-6000. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
5. In a well-ventilated area, spray the whole structure with gold spray paint. Start with thin layers and build, leaving plenty of drying and curing time in between. Be careful not to touch it too soon or you’ll leave fingerprints!
6. Insert the metal structure under the sink and be sure it’s level. Once level, screw the flanges into the wall with a drill.
7. Optional: Go hog wild like Mr. Lovely and paint everything in sight gold. He ended up painting the pipes under the sink and even our faucet. To do this, mask the crap out of your bathroom with painter’s tape and plastic drop cloths. Then open a window and carefully spray the parts you want gold. (I kid you not, he masked the rest of the room so well it looked like an episode of Dexter.)

DIY Gold Sink Legs

DIY Gold Sink Legs

DIY Gold Sink Legs

Ta-daaaa! A fancy schmancy (looking) sink that’s just a little more special than your average. I get so jazzed on this thing every time I wash my hands! We’re still figuring out what to do with the rest of the bathroom — I can’t decide if I just love it plain white and gold or if it needs a little something extra. I’ll keep you posted. xoxo

DIY Gold Sink Legs

DIY Gold Sink Legs

  1. dior on said:

    fabulous! I am pinning this for our house remodel ideas. would love to know what the flooring is as well!

  2. This is so much win. all of it. All of the win is here.

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  4. Marian on said:

    Lovely smart finish there!! 🙂

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  7. I love compilation of white and gold and this bathroom looks fabulous.

  8. Elsa on said:

    Hi! I loved the idea and I would like to recreate it with the same sink. Where can I find it or what’s the sink style’s name?

    • chelsea on said:

      Hi Elsa! Thanks so much for your question. My home was built in the 1950’s and the fixtures are mostly original; unfortunately that means that I don’t have information on the sink brand or style (there are no identifiable markings). However, you should be able to find something similar by searching on Home Depot, Lowe’s, or similar websites. Good luck! xo

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  10. Sarah on said:

    i love what you distorted this tiny bath!!!
    My question is how is the faucet holding up being spray painted? What about the rest of the items? I’m considering this project as well and knowing that will help me!
    Thank you!

    • chelsea on said:

      Hi Sarah! Things are holding up pretty well! The sections of the paint where no water makes contact are still perfect. The painted sections where water is present have a bit of discoloration — they almost look a little aged or antiqued. For us it’s not too much of a bother; in fact I kind of like that it added a little dimension. But if you’re looking for a perfect finish forever, it might not be the right project. Hope that helps!

  11. Sarah on said:

    Wow so much for typing on my phone! ” did to this” not distorted 😉

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  18. melissa on said:

    question, where is your mirror from? i love it!!

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  20. Eden arrebollo on said:

    I always have problems getting the paint to stick to metal. Did you use a sealer of any kind?

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  22. Rachel on said:

    Could you tell me what the tile or linoleum you have on the bathroom floor is? I very much like the linen look and color.

  23. susan on said:

    Such a brilliant idea! I might be tempted to lay a piece of glass or acrylic atop the cross-braces to make a shelf for extra hand towels, TP, etc.

  24. Alisha on said:

    Awesome unique idea it is.. such dull looking pipes are now looking attractive. Thank you for sharing this DIY. Really wanted to give a try once.