A bathroom vanity isn’t exactly a complex piece of furniture so you could safety assume that you might be able to build one yourself. The easiest option would be to repurpose an existing furniture piece or even something completely different, not meant to be used in this way at all. Check out some of our ideas for DIY bathroom vanity designs and maybe you’ll be inspired to start your own project.
Before you get all excited with the idea or repurposing a cabinet as a bathroom vanity, take a moment to consider things like the humidity in the room, the size of the space and the style that works best for it. You might realize that a more open design would suit the bathroom better. In that case, check out Smalltownrambler to find out how this semi-floating vanity was built.
An open shelf vanity like the one featured on H2obungalow is also a beautiful option. Notice that it looks quite robust and solid, with a sturdy wooden frame and a stone top for the washbasins to stand on. However, because the compartment are not closed off, the vanity looks open and less heavy.
If the bathroom is small or if you’d like to maintain an open and airy decor, consider a floating shelf vanity. It’s one of the easiest DIY projects you can do. You just need some wood which can be reclaimed lumber, a table saw, a drill, some screws and polyurethane. If you want, you can make a live edge shelf and you can stain the wood in any shade you want so it looks great in your bathroom. Check out Themerrythought for more inspiration.
Another thing you can repurpose as a vanity is a dining table. Sure, dining tables are pretty big so you’ll have to cut off some of the pieces. Consider having the vanity sit on only two legs, with the back section attached directly to the wall. Make sure you measure the sink before you cut the table and that the piece fits. If you can find a dining table with built-in drawers then you’ll also have some storage in your bathroom. Of course, you can take advantage of the empty space underneath your new DIY bathroom vanity to store things like towels and cleaning products in boxes or baskets.
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