Some of you may remember way back months ago when we were doing a bathroom renovation. We jumped on in and tiled the floors (here), put up board and batten (here)… and that’s all you heard about. Until now.
My amazing husband built our vanity for the guest bathroom reno. He built it months ago- I am the slacker in not blogging about it until now.
He’s amazing. I am so lucky.
There are two absolutely wonderful things you need to know about this vanity:
- It was pretty simple to build (so I heard at least)
- It costs us a whopping $70 to build (well, the base).
Pretty amazing, right?
So here is how we (meaning by husband) did it.
We measured our space to know what we had to work with. We knew we wanted the butcher block top to hang 1” over on each side. Once you have the dimensions for the top, you work from there.
4 deck posts for the legs
1- 1×3 board for the bottom panels
1- 1×5 board for the top panels
1- 1.5” trim piece for the top
1- 0.75″ trim piece for the bottom
1- Pine butcher block top
1- ¾” plywood sheet for the bottom shelf
Spray on primer
Paint of choice
Circular (or miter) and jig saws
Caulk, wood filler
Nail gun and nails
Tip: To get the lengths of the panels and trim pieces use this: length of butcher block (front/back or side) -2″-6″ (each post was 3″). That leaves you with how long the sides and front/back should be.
Here’s the how-to:
1. Cut the round posts of the top of the deck post (this will become the bottom of the vanity)
2. Cut off long end to height for legs
3. Using some scrap wood, anchor 2 pieces of 1×3 to what will be the inside of each post so that there is enough room for trim in front of the panels (1x3s and 1x5s). Meaning- set them back enough for the depth of the panel and trim so it doesn’t stick out.
Here are the top panels attached:5. Make sure it is all level and square! Attach trim to bottom of top panels and top of bottom panels. We only put trim on our two exposed sides. Then cut plywood sheet for bottom shelf and nail in place
Done with building the base! Yahoo!
6. Caulk and wood fill gaps and nail holes.
7. Spray primer!
9. Measure butcher block top 1″ over the sides and cut.
10. Trace sink top and cut as directed using a jig saw.
12. Caulk sink in place and attach faucet. (We ended up hiring a plumber to do this since he was at our house working on the bathroom sink plumbing anyways)
Whew. Lots of steps. I know it sounds like so much but my husband is quick to confirm it was very basic and so easy to adapt for your own bathroom!
Which leaves us here in the bathroom reno…
What do you think? I am just smitten. Our sink was $60, our faucet $43, and the top $35. So the whole thing was $208! Pretty awesome considering it fits perfectly, has a great farmhouse look, and is gorgeous!
There is obviously some work left to do like patching, painting, hanging the mirror, towel rack, and art.
Hopefully I will be back soon with updates!
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