How to Build a Vintage-Look Dresser Vanity
Convert a favorite furniture piece into a sink stand
Few vanity styles complement a traditional bathroom design as well as the dresser profile, which handsomely blends modern function with the wash—basin look that was so common before indoor plumbing.
To get one for a bath today, you can choose from the many furniturelike vanities available on the market. Or, if you're handy, you can easily convert a beautiful old dresser—or a modern one if that's your style—into a sink cabinet. You're best off choosing a chest with doors and as few drawers as possible to better to accommodate the plumbing. Read on to see what's involved in making an old bureau into a new sink station, or find a premade unit that suits your space.
Don't want to build it yourself? Then buy it:
Many new dresser vanities mimic fine old furniture; this antique look-alike has the cabriole legs, carved relief, and curved lines of a Louis XV chest. Single-basin vanity, About $950;
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Build a Vintage-look Dresser Vanity
You can turn an old dresser into a vanity by reconfiguring the top drawer, drilling holes for the plumbing, and installing a new top and sink