Based on the feedback from last week's update, I think it is safe to say that many of my fellow design enthusiasts and designers are THRILLED to finally have a more affordable outlet for hand-painted silk Chinoiserie wallpaper and panels. I'm so pleased with our wallpaper that I'm considering having a pair of panels made for our master bedroom.
I am always on the lookout for a bargain and today, I'm delighted to share a few of my eBay and Craigslist finds that will help complete the luxurious look I have envisioned for our powder room/cabana bath. Let's start with the deal of the century... Our Sherle Wagner marble pedestal sink, which was installed last week. Behold this work of art!
We purchased this sink via Craigslist from a contractor who salvaged it from a Palm Beach manse... for $250. Yes, $250!!! This sink is solid marble, and it weighs about 350 pounds. It is still available through Sherle Wagner, and upon request I learned that it retails for $22,176... Holy Cow! That's a $21,926 savings!
In addition, the sink came with a Sherle Wagner faucet, which I had re-plated through Mark Plating in Palm Beach, and relocated upstairs. I have always coveted the Sherle Wagner Cherub Basin Set but it retails for over $3K. So I found ours on eBay for a song - in like new condition! It is gold plated and positively exquisite.
I'm also thrilled with how beautifully the marble sink matches our marble tile. I searched high and low for a near perfect match, and finally selected "Parisian Ivory" from Marble of the World.
The cherub faucet looks lovely with the petite vintage cherub chandelier I found for $120 on eBay.
The vintage sconces, which I wrote about last week, were also an eBay find... a steal for $250!
I read this gold leaf DIY post over at Little Green Notebook, and then I read this post at vmac+cheese, and I panicked. Umm... I don't think this is going to work out with all the carvings in my mirror. So after a bit more research, I stumbled upon liquid gold leaf. After watching this YouTube video, I think this might be the perfect solution! Have any of you ever used liquid gold leaf, and if so, do you have any tips?
By the way, I think this the exact mirror as pictured in this lovely vignette I have long admired via Pinterest...
We also had our toilet installed last week - "Memoirs" by Kohler in Biscuit. Although, the flush needs to be swapped from polished chrome to brass.
Stay tuned next week to see if I have survived my DIY, and as I continue to hunt for accessories to complete our powder room! And don't forget to check out the updates posted yesterday by the 20 ORC participants along with a few of my favorite linking party participants, which post today.