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Fugly Vanity Top !


We are fixing to have some stuff done in our master bath, like a new and "TALLER" Toilet (commode) installed and the Vanity top is baboon butt fugly.  Our Neighbor/Friend/Contractor down the street is going to do the Toilet and happens to have one that he didn't install after buying it so I'm waiting for him to work us in his schedule.  He may do the rest of the stuff also but that depends.

Now, as far as the vanity top goes, it appears to be of very cheap quality, the basin (and plumbing) is on the right end of it and it is OLD.  The finish is dull and seems porous.  There are various stains that I can not get off and, of course, the faucet will be replaced with a new and more updated one (of the Wiffy's choosing)

I have said all of that to really ask this question: "Have any of you ever had a counter top refinished instead of replacing it?  My son had a tub done that really looked nice but he didn't know about the counter finishing.  We seem to have a couple in the area that I can call but I wanted to run it by here first.

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I told Sherry this morning that I sure wish that 'ol Trevor was still around to advise me on this. Hell, he could even make me one and sent it to me. LOL Oh well, just more reasons to miss him being around.

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Aren't those tops molded out of some type of plastic,  never refinished one of those,  most likely it would be cheaper to just buy a new top, instead of refinishing that one and then it go T^%S up too,,

 In you're photos the one that has all the necessities laid out ?  what does that stuff in the blue box do,, poly,, something or other,wink 



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well Amigo, let's just say this - - - - all the stuff on the end closest to you are her's and she actually uses 4 of them - - - - the others are decorative bottles that I refer to as *@%*&%# The ONLY things that are ALLOWED on the other end (with no counter space) is my clippers, denture cup and hair brush - - - - - the rest of MY stuff is in the Cabinet where IT BELONGS.

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Mello Yello wrote:

well Amigo, let's just say this - - - - all the stuff on the end closest to you are her's and she actually uses 4 of them - - - - the others are decorative bottles that I refer to as *@%*&%# The ONLY things that are ALLOWED on the other end (with no counter space) is my clippers, denture cup and hair brush - - - - - the rest of MY stuff is in the Cabinet where IT BELONGS.


 I seem to have the same problem. I have a single small drawer with a razor and cream, deodorant and a comb. The DW has 7 of the 11 with 3 of them holding other 'supplies'

That countertop - if it was not a shiny surface, probably will never clean up and why we have a new sink, faucet and tile counter top. There are pre made post roll Formica versions of various lengths at any big box store or cabinet supply shop and are really pretty reasonable (looks like yours is a 'standard' 60"). They have a rolled front edge and back splash. Cut some holes, drop in a new sink and a new faucet, all set for another 25 years.

Toilet install - new 20" SS flex water supply line, wax ring (HD and extended cone of course), two new bowl bolts and in a half hour you are set for years of contemplation. I use a 20" supply line so I can make a full loop.

As far as faucets, I bought an ~ 200 buck American Standard on ebay for about $60 and it looks and works very nicely



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Nice Info, thanks Dave. I know I could probably "git'er done" but lately with the eye (singular) and 'ol Arthur I think I'll let my contractor friend down the street take care of me. The formica option is certainly one to be considered ?IF? my DW (borrowed) approves. biggrin



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Seems like ALL WOMEN were created equal,, at least with the same traits,,( and I use that word very loosely) my BOSS has her own bathroom, and like others among us it is totally stuffed full of every conceivable beauty product know to humans,, which I do believe don't work very well, not that I have noticed anyway,

So I have my own little room that I use,, and works very nicely,, at least my a s s fits the toilet and the shower works well, so I'm content to not have to set foot in her bathroom I redid it a few years back with a new shower stall, toilet, and tile floor ,

now if I could just convince my lazy ass kid to pick up after himself,, no no chance of that ever happening tho



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