Upcycled. Have you heard the term? Upcycling is a way to prevent wasting potentially useful items by making use of existing ones. Hence, new raw materials do not have to be used to make a new product. Take the old and make it new!
Here’s our old item:
Meh, not beautiful but it has potential.
And here’s where the work comes in:
We got ahold of someone locally who cuts marble and granite with little overhead, and got a wonderful price on the sink top. We also had the same bit of granite cut to sit on the windowsill, next to the bathtub. I can envision a nicely cooled beverage sitting there during a hot soak!
But the end result. Oh my. I think it’s stunning, and it was exactly as I envisioned it.
Oh yeah, and the bonus? We saved the wooden top to the dresser with it’s beautiful curved front…and right now I’m reworking that to be the windowsill in the kids room. More on that later 😉