Upcycle an Old Dresser into a Bathroom Vanity with Lowe’s

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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.



Upcycled Bathroom Vanity Before & After:

old dresser for bathroom vanity

bathroom sink vanity

Watch The Full Project Unfold Or Read The Steps Below!

Lowe’s Upcycled Vanity Tutorial:

Step 1: Choose an old dresser.

old dresser sitting in garage

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.

legs being sawed off of dresser

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.

woman with ruler measuring out circle for bathroom vanity sink

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.

woman drilling hole in dresser for bathroom sink

woman cutting hole out of dresser

Cut the sink hole out using a jigsaw

Step 4: Retrofit the Drawers and back of the dresser.

woman pulling drawers out of dresser

Cut out the middle of the drawers to accommodate the plumbing.

woman pointing at the middle of dresser

Cut a hole in the back dresser panel to accommodate plumbing pipes from the wall.

woman pulling out dresser drawers in bathroom

hole cut out of the back of dresser for bathroom sink

Step 5: Prepare to paint. 

Sand your dresser enough so previous finish is disrupted and new finish can be more easily absorbed.

woman sanding dresser for farmhouse sink

We used Chalked, a tintable chalk  paint from Rust-o-leum tinted to Sensible Sage and finished with the matching protective top coat

painting dresser with white chalkboard paint

woman painting dresser outside

Step 6: Secure the plumbing and insert the sink

woman adding bathroom sink to bathroom

Plumbing should fit in the hole cut in the back of the dresser before inserting the sink.

white farmhouse bathroom sink

Step 7:  Replace the Tap & Hardware

adding hardware to bathroom sink

For the tap we used the Moen Arlys Matte Black 1-Handle Single Hole 4-in Centerset WaterSense Bathroom Sink Faucet with Drain

white farmhouse bathroom vanity sink

Replace old knobs. We used Richelieu Mushroom Cabinet Knob (Matte Black).

farmhouse bathroom door knob

woman pulling out bathroom drawers

woman smiling at camera in bathroom

modern farmhouse bathroom vanity

bathroom vanity before and after

bathroom vanity before and after collage photo

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