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Ideas for DIY Bathroom Vanities

by Ted Stumpf 07/24/2022

Whether you want to replace your current bathroom vanity or add one to a bathroom that doesn’t have one, DIY bathroom vanities are a great option. Making your own bathroom vanities means you can design them any way you want. Your DIY bathroom vanities can blend in with the surrounding bathroom design or stand out and serve as a focal point. You can also make sure your bathroom vanities have a practical design or features that fit your needs. Consider the following ideas when coming up with designs for your DIY bathroom vanities.

Glass-Front Doors

Your bathroom vanity should include storage space for towels and toiletries, but you don’t have to go with closed, solid door cabinets. Glass-front doors on vanity cabinets can make it easy to see which items are stored inside, so you can grab what you need. You can include paneled glass doors rather than full glass doors for a more decorative and charming look. If you don’t want clear glass, you can choose frosted glass panels.

Dresser Vanity

If you don’t want to build a bathroom vanity from scratch, consider using an old dresser. Give your old dresser a fresh coat of paint in a color that complements your bathroom or contrasts with it for an eye-catching design. Keep in mind that you’ll need to remove the interior frame in order to accommodate plumbing. You can attach faux dresser drawer fronts on your DIY bathroom vanity afterwards and leave the bottom drawer in place as a storage spot. You can place a vessel sink on top of the vanity rather than cutting the top open for a built-in sink.

Vintage Vanity

For a DIY bathroom vanity with vintage appeal, choose salvaged or reclaimed wood to build it. Just make sure you use a sealer to keep these wood pieces protected from water or moisture, so they won’t rot or warp. Combine your rustic wood vanity with marble remnants for a stylish countertop. Include a sink in a vintage design, such as a trough sink, to complete this old-fashioned look.

Elegant Vanity With Mirror

If you’re looking to build a stylish bathroom vanity, consider making one that includes an attached mirror. Build your vanity in a design of your choosing, then add pieces of wood on top to hold a mirror in place. Include an elegantly framed mirror as the finishing touch. Consider painting the entire vanity and mirror in the same color, such as a bold tone for a striking look or a subtle tone for a soothing look.

About the Author

Ted Stumpf

Ted draws energy and joy from building synergetic relationships with his Clients. Ted's nature is graciously gregarious and persevering; he's honest; and he's been dedicated to a substantial list of clientele throughout his 25 years in the hospitality business and almost two years as a REALTOR. His passion is creating a sincere, successful relationship with people.

Ted grew up in a family of Realtors in central Indiana, earned a degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and jumped into all aspects of the restaurant business. His ensuing hospitality career path eventually led him into the Event Management Sales & Service role in hotels and quickly guided him to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally to a luxury resort in the Napa Valley, where he, his husband, and their dog have resided for almost a decade now.  

The irony is not lost on Ted that his ‘growth’ journey has culminated in“living happily ever after” in an agricultural area with a small-town feel and sense of community strikingly reminiscent of his youth…and as a REALTOR nonetheless!