How to install a pedestal sink without wall studs

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I had a special visitor at the house today. And he brought along all his tools. So exciting!

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Remember the basement bathroom?

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It now has this! EEEK!

I hired a plumber today for about 4 hours, tinkering around with a whole bunch of stuff. I nearly didn’t allow that poor man to come up for air because I kept adding to his list. It was a good goooood day!

My kitchen sink tap got professionally tightened. It required wedges of wood. (????) Well beyond me. You have no idea how many times I had to prop it straight for a picture.

A bathroom toilet that kept leaking got adjusted. No more trickle!

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The new vanity got hooked up! I was so busy working that small room before reveal day, there was no room to share it with a plumber. So I waited until I had a few other tasks lined up to make it worth his while.

It seems strange to use this beautiful bowl for water. I’ve used it for 2 weeks for makeup. :)

But my two very most favourite things in the world that got worked on?

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#1. The pedestal sink from the main master bathroom is operational once again!

I’ve been without a sink downstairs for a few years. YEARS. Crazy. But you were all right when you chimed in THIS post. You knew the pedestal would work well downstairs, and it does! It’s a perfect fit. And ‘good enough’ until something better comes along one day.

Oh, and that BOARD! Lemme tell you about the board. This is how to install a pedestal sink without wall studs in the right places. 

The board on the back of the wall was necessary to mount the sink properly, because the studs were located no where near the plumbing. There was talk about burying the board inside the walls, but I don’t think the plumber quite realized who he was dealing with.

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I happen to like exposed boards just fine! In fact, I have a tendency to put them up even if they don’t have to be there. I had the 1×6 cut within 30 seconds. I’m sure he was most impressed (baffled) with my willingness (urgency) to step in and gitter done. 

ANYWAY… that board? That BOARD is gorgeous and now my head is screaming with all kinds of coolness for this tiny room.

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#2. This dinosaur toilet got a complete overhaul. It was taken apart, all moving parts replaced, and is turned on once again! It’s been years since this has worked too.

I was tempted to replace this old guy with a new toilet, but my gut said hang tough. This isn’t a bathroom we will frequent all that often, so cheaper parts won the race this round. For now.

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Today was indeed one good day… that came with an excuse to decorate yet another room. :)

Party Junk is back to 7pm pacific each Friday. See you then for a real special one!

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  1. It’s always so nice to get things done that have been hanging over your head….forever! I have a list like that too, guess I should move on it, huh? Bet it feels great!

  2. Fantastic!!! I love the quote ” I don’t think the plumber quite realized who he was dealing with” You got that right! Congratulations on wringing the best out of the plumber in the hours you had the expertise at hand. Great to have that bathroom working again and looking SO much more spacious! :)

  3. Ha! I bet he was surprised when you “Ok’d” the exterior stud!
    So glad you got all the plumbing needs repaired and are happy with the results
    AND!
    you get to decorate now!
    That has to make you a happy happy GAL!
    Pat