Asked on Aug 12, 2013

Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Vanity

Julie @ WhereWeAreBlog.comJWeisbrodtChristine


We'd like to build a custom vanity with the wood we reclaimed from our renovation. We like the rustic industrial look but also want it to be practical for a bathroom (i.e. storage, can get wet, etc.) Any tips? The rest of our bathroom is painted a soft vanilla and we have a white subway tile tub surround and white hex tiles on the floor. Examples of what we're thinking below.
9 answers
  • Miriam I
    on Aug 12, 2013

    Wow - this is stunning!

  • Debby Boyle
    on Aug 14, 2013

    Very nice!! Love the work you did!!

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    on Aug 14, 2013

    That style of vanity would be awesome and easy to build, also! If you seal the entire piece with a coat of spar urethane, it will be able to repel moisture and still be able to expand and contract. I like using Rust-Oleum Spar Varnish. I have had really good luck with this product! Good luck on your build!

  • Julie @
    on Aug 14, 2013

    Great tip @Cher @ Designs By Studio C! Thanks so much!

  • Phil Miller
    on Aug 14, 2013

    The top is the only thing one has to worry about water stains. A good water seal is required. Cher@ Designs has the best answer.

  • Christine
    on Apr 7, 2014

    Did you find a vanity? Or, did you find the plans for this on Ana White's site? I think she has something very similar. It's something I was looking for, too! :)

  • Yes, we built it from the 100+ year old wood we removed from the walls on our first floor. Check it out here.

    • Christine
      on Apr 9, 2014

      @Julie @ Every, very nice. An heirloom piece. I think folks forget that when they're recreating out of old materials, it's also unique and family could treasure it! I know mind would. Or I'd kill 'em with guilt. hahaha

  • JWeisbrodt
    on Jul 4, 2014

    Can you tell me where you purchased the lighting fixtures?

  • If you've visited our blog ( and have seen our bathroom, our vanity lights are from Lowes. The one's in the photo above are from Restoration Hardware.

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