Hi there you. Happy first day of Spring! It's the time for new beginnings, fresh starts and picking up where we left off. New Year's Day just doesn't work. Now seems a much more fitting time for reevaluating, purging, getting organized and making changes doesn't it?

For the next two weeks the house will be under a shroud of tarps and paper, as the painters complete the inside. In the meantime, there are still a few things that need to be selected. On the top of the list is the powder room sink. The room is narrow, so the sink has to be small and the counter space wide rather than deep.  

Here are some powder room photos I've filed over the years for future inspiration.

Mirrored vanity - hampton design

 Ashley Goforth Designs

Ashley Goforth Design

Bathroom - la dolfina
via la dolfina

I really like this style with the corbels on each end that join into the backsplash. As far as material goes, necessity is the mother of invention and at this point budget and time have run out.  The walls are black and I'd like the sink surround to be, but black stone is hard to come by in a remnant. Soapstone is a great option. The more I looked into it, the more I liked it. Especially the way it looks when it is natural (as in NO maintenance).

Soapstone farmsink -greenmountainsoapstone
Soapstone_bathroom_sink - soapstones.com

SoapstoneSink - thisoldhouse
Soapstone farmsink

High backsplash soapstone sink

Any advice or suggestions on Soapstone? How does it wear if left unsealed? Do you like it?

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