Published on February 9th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Blanda Blank face basin

Blanda Blank face basin

Materials: Blanda Blank serving bowl, Lagan kitchen mixer tap, wooden board, plastic pipe

Description: Walking through my Ikea local store, I saw this beautiful serving bowl, and I thought: “This is a face basin for sure!”. But it was not. So I had to turn it into a face basin.

First of all, I cut a hole (around 25 cm of diameter) into a wooden board.
Biggest problem met was to adapt the bottom of the bowl so that the water would run completely.

Blanda Blank face basin
Blanda Blank face basin

I solved that hitting the bottom of the bowl with a round pointed hammer.
I cut a hole at the bottom of the bowl.
I placed the bowl into the hole in the wooden board, and I connected the pipe (bent like to create a syphon).

Voila! My beautiful face basin for my wooden country house!

~ Manuele Gargamelli, Fossombrone (PU), Italy

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to Blanda Blank face basin

  1. Anonymous says:

    i really like this! Impromptu, unpretencious and functional. That bowl must’ve cost you like £10. Unbelievable price for a new sink. Well done!

  2. Janine says:

    Looks good! I’m planning something like that in my lavatories. Can you tell me what tool you used cutting a hole in the bottom of the bowl? Was it a steel drill or something like that?

  3. Anonymous says:

    This looks lovely, and you could improve the look by changing the white pipe underneath with a metal one. It is easy and inexpensive, I have one in my own bathroom

  4. Anonymous says:

    Love the impromptu look of this washroom. Jist perfect for a vacation cottage.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You might want to lengthen your drain hose to create more of a bend. The point of the curve is to create a water trap to prevent sewer gasses from flowing back into your home.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just love this simple, minimalist and unpretentious look.
    Makes me think of Pippa’s kitchen skimmer –> soap dish. Here it’s kitchen salad bowl –> bathroom sink.
    2 similarly innovative minds. Kudos!


  7. yes i think that looks really good, well done

  8. Love the look of this, rustic and modern at the same time…beautiful!

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