How does one avoid this anyway? I bring the water up to my face, it runs down my arm and drips off my elbow onto the counter. Inevitable unless you have a sink the size of Nebraska.
So that got me thinking about our plans for the master bathroom sink/vanity. It would have a wood countertop, since the sink would be in a piece of wood furniture. Hmmm. Maybe not the best idea for an area I will definitely be splashing water all over on a regular basis.
I recently got a book called Victorian Kitchens and Baths. I haven't read it yet, but I've browsed through the many large, wonderful photos about a million times. So I recalled some pictures of sinks in marble-top washstands. And hey, I like these:
The reason we didn't originally go with a marble-top washstand (opting for a plain, beat-up wood-top one instead) was that I couldn't bear the thought of cutting into a perfectly good slab of marble on a perfectly good piece of furniture. But maybe that's a little silly. People sell marble slabs just for this purpose, and is old marble really that different from new marble?
Eh, I don't know. Anyway, my new plan is to keep an eye out for a plain, beat-up marble-top washstand at the next auction. I already have one, but it's part of a matching bedroom set. These types of washstands are pretty common at the Moundville auctions we frequent, so it shouldn't be hard to find.