Bathroom Vanity DIY


We were doing our upstairs bathroom over. It was the ugliest bathroom I had ever seen. We went to Lowes and ordered one of their vanities, which was $500 and fell apart as it came out of the box. So we thought about how all the things of the past were made so well... and "boy, they don't make things like they used to!" And Voila!! An idea was born. Went to the local Lion's Club donation center and found this cabinet with the perfect measurements for the space we had.
Even had a hole in the back for the pipes!
We bought some cabinet paint in "old time white" and got to work. We sanded some of the divets out and got rid of a few deep scratches and started painting.
The cabinet took the paint well....
Then we distressed it using sandpaper until it had the look we wanted...
Had the plumber come and hook it all up. We ordered a vessel sink from Overstock.com from Krauss (highly recommend Krauss... their quality is amazing). Now we have the prettiest vanity with a touch of old-world sturdiness!! We love it!!!!

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  • Kathy Murray
    on Apr 2, 2017

    Where did you get the sink? Your project turned out great. Thank you

    • Linda
      on Jul 7, 2017

      She said they ordered it from overstock.com from Krauss.
  • Linda
    on Jul 7, 2017

    I wonder if you could use an undermount sink?
    • Denyce
      on Jul 30, 2017

      You can also keep the top drawer. You cut 2 pieces of scrap thin wood the depth of drawer & connect(wood glue, tiny nails) which leaves ends left for storage to fit the space removed for the sink. Once done you will have extra storage on each side of the sink. 😀
  • Bernie Moon
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Did u have to sand and prime the varnished surface at all. if so what kind of primer did you use and what kind of cabinet paint? I want to do my varnished kitchen cupboards
    , My kitchen cupboards
    • Craig LeBeau
      on Dec 10, 2018

      Bernie, you can sand or steel wool the finish and use cabinet and trim paint. It already has the primer in it. We redid our kitchen cabinets and looks fantastic

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