Bathroom Vanity

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I found this beautiful quarter-sawn oak dresser and mirror in a local antique store and knew I wanted it for my bathroom vanity.

The top was bowed and needed attention. The original plan was to purchase a piece of marble for the top.

The cost of the marble made me reconsider. Hubby convinced me to replace with oak. We bought 3 nice pieces. They were biscuit joined and glued together, then clamped and left to dry. Mr. cut holes for the sink and fixtures.

I found this sink at Home Depot. I finished the top with Waterlox product. We cut the drawers out to make way for the plumbing.

All the hardware and fixtures were purchased off the shelves at Home Depot.

We mounted the mirror directly to the wall for good veiwing height. That left about 5" of wall exposed to water, dirt and toothpaste splatters so we made a small back splash from the old oak top.

There is tons of storage and I love the addition it is to our home.

I have updated this post to include photos of the drawers, messy as they are. In this photo on the left is a diffuser in it's box. It stands about 10" tall. In the center you can see the cut out for sink and plumbing.

This is the bottom drawer. Less space was needed for the plumbing lines in this drawer so we ended up adding some back in; thus the little box in the center. On the left is a full size can of hair spray-for size reference- and my blow dryer.

Suggested materials:
  • Vintage dresser   (local antique store)
  • Sink & faucet   (home depot)
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  • Pamela Pamela on Dec 07, 2020

    Wow. At first I was a little bummed thinking all that drawer space was gone! Mr. is a pretty good guy to have around! I am on the search for something similar to your find! Best wishes!


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  • Tricia Tricia on Jun 24, 2022

    Not a question just…….WOW!!! Just WOW! I never would have thought to keep the mirror!!! Absolutely amazing and brilliant!!! I’ve been looking for a dresser to use for my bathroom remodel and now I’m definitely gonna find one with the mirror. I see you were even able to use the top drawer. Congratulations and enjoy your new vanity.

    • While I Linger While I Linger on Jun 24, 2022

      Thank you for the kind words, Tricia. I am so glad you found some inspiration here! Share a photo with me here or on IG when you find the right one.

  • Katt Katt on Sep 23, 2022

    Love it. I always love when someone repurposes a beautiful antique into something new yet keeps most of the original pice. Very beautiful