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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?

Materials

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

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43 thoughts on “DIY Gold Sink Legs

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Hi! So we recently took out a pedestal sink and I would love to replace it with this! The sink itself detached from the pedestal, would it be possible to keep the sink and use it for this? How did you attach the legs to the sink?

    1. Hi Melanie! Thanks for your question. So in our case, the sink was an old 1950’s wall-mounted model and we were just looking for a way to make it look a little more modern. So the legs here don’t actually support any weight at all. They are attached to the wall to stabilize themselves, and the upper part of the legs just rested up underneath the sink and hid out of site. Our sink technically touches the tops of the legs, but the legs aren’t bearing any of the weight of the sink, if that makes sense. If you can somehow wall mount your sink, you could attach some faux legs for the same effect.

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