Upcycle an Old Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity with Lowe’s
If you’re loving the modern farmhouse look then you can easily upcycle a family antique or a garage sale find into your new bathroom vanity. With a few supplies from Lowe’s we gave this old dresser a brand new purpose.
- Kohler Bryant White Drop-In Oval Sink
- Protective Top Coat
- Richelieu Mushroom Cabinet Knob (Matte Black)
Upcycled Bathroom Vanity Before & After:
Watch The Full Project Unfold Or Read The Steps Below!
Lowe’s Upcycled Vanity Tutorial:
Step 1: Choose an old dresser.
Tip: Choose a dresser at least 30-36 inches high, approximate counter height. If it’s too high, cut the legs. Be sure they’re level and sanded. A hand saw works perfectly cutting wooden legs.
Step 2: Prepare for the sink
A drop in sink or a vessel sink works perfectly for this project. We used the Kohler Bryant White Drop-In Oval sink. It came with a template, you can trace so that the sink in guaranteed to fit perfectly. Centre the sink across your vanity top, positioned the sink an extra inch away from the front edge of the vanity, for more space in front. Leave enough room in the back for cleaning behind the tap.
Trace the cut out with marker.
Drill a hole big enough for your jigsaw blade to fit in, near the inside edge of your sink tracing.
Cut the sink hole out using a jigsaw.
Step 4: Retrofit the Drawers and back of the dresser.
Cut out the middle of the drawers to accommodate the plumbing.
Cut a hole in the back dresser panel to accommodate plumbing pipes from the wall.
Step 5: Prepare to paint.
Sand your dresser enough so previous finish is disrupted and new finish can be more easily absorbed.
We used Chalked, a tintable chalk paint from Rust-o-leum tinted to Sensible Sage and finished with the matching protective top coat.
Step 6: Secure the plumbing and insert the sink
Plumbing should fit in the hole cut in the back of the dresser before inserting the sink.
Step 7: Replace the Tap & Hardware
For the tap we used the Moen Arlys Matte Black 1-Handle Single Hole 4-in Centerset WaterSense Bathroom Sink Faucet with Drain.
Replace old knobs. We used Richelieu Mushroom Cabinet Knob (Matte Black).