how to repair or inexpensively replace vanity top?
We're in the midst of a super-low-budget DIY whole-house remodel. In our $2500 bathroom, our 24" vanity has a "granite" top that we got from CL for $75. Seemed like the perfect solution.
However, it got a couple scratches very early on, and last weekend acquired a chip in the corner. I was working the in bathroom, but recall no traumatic dropping event that would have chipped a piece of rock. So I'm thinking that it's not real stone. Here's a close-up that shows the chip and the 2 scratches.
1. Watching CL for replacement options (none yet)
2. Called a granite place to inquire about remnants ($300 for fabrication!!)
3. Checked big box options. There's a $129 24" option from Menards, but it's 22" deep and 4" centerset, and I need 10" deep and widespread faucets.
If there's a way to repair this, I'm game. But given its relative fragility, I'm more inclined to replace it, especially before I do the backsplash. I'm not wedded to a natural stone, so open to other classic-looking options for our 1920 house if there's a budget option.
It also doesn't have to be black. Anything in the grayish to black range will work.