Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dresser Vanity

We bought this dresser
in Amish country
at an antique store
in 2007
We paid $22
for it and it looked awful
of course I didn't take a pix
of it before -was pre-blogging
this is it once I had stripped it


I will show how the sink 
was cut out below





Wood Grain













Check the fit



The sink is off center because of the
way it needs to fit in the bathroom

After staining with Minwax 












I polyed the top
with Helmans
I didn't like it at 
all
It did give the finish I wanted but
did not like the application process
and had a terrible time with the natural 
bristle brushed shedding

Some adjustments
had to be made 
with the drawers
to fit around 
the pipes





The top left drawer
could not be used as a regular
drawer so we purchased
this tilt out that usually
go on kitchen sinks


and yes the knobs came with the dresser






Before





Dresser $22
Sink $35 on sale
Faucet $50 on sale
varnish/stain etc abt $10
so for under $150
we were able to make it


















34 comments:

  1. i so hope to do this someday to our bathroom, btw needs gutted!! but someday!!

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  2. Wow...what a beautiful job! I just love the glass knobs and it's amazing how warm the wood is in the bathroom. You'd think that the paneling and the wood around the sink would almost be too much wood...but it's not. I think it is because the stark contrast of the porcelain sink just stood out and made you see JUST the sink. Now your bathroom looks larger and warmer. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  3. Hey Jo- What a difference this vanity/dresser made in the bathroom. You have more storage now that the pedestal sink is gone. Great job on the re-do. Cool knobs!
    ~ Sue

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  4. Oh Jo, what a fabulous transformation!!!

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  5. Jo,
    This dresser looks so good after her makeover...love her knobs! Hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see you there:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. I am SO impressed! What a great job!

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  7. WOW! You have such vision. That's way beyond my scope of diy right now. Beautiful.

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  8. Wow! I love it when bathroom fixtures look like furniture. Or in your case...ARE furniture!

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  9. That's absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job! The knobs are really the bling bling on the piece! LOVE IT! Thanks for stopping over.

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  10. It looks beautiful. Nice job!

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  11. Found you on Meetup Monday...very impressive work!

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  12. This is such a great idea! And looks so much better than anything you could have gotten for the same $150. Nice work!

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  13. I love it! Truly, I love it and want to do something like it in my powder room... great inspiration for me...
    thanks for posting this!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  14. Found your blog through Just Another Manic Momday, And I wanted to say I love it!
    What you did with that dresser is AWESOME! I've been wanting a sink like that forever, and your post is definitely inspiring me to get it done! Amazing. You all are true craftsmen/ ladies :)
    And I love the name of your blog as well! :) LOL!

    Hope to see you around the bloggy-verse!
    <3MaryAnne

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  15. Hi Jo,
    Love what you've done with the dresser! I appreciate you linking to 2nd Time Around!

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  16. un-freaking-believable. WOW. simply wow. :)

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  17. Your dresser vanity looks marvelous!!! I was just in Amish country last weekend!

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  18. Great job! I did this too, but I painted the bottom white (and I had to spend $70 here on the West Coast...):

    http://www.anoregoncottage.com/2010/05/how-to-dresser-to-vanity.html

    Lovely to visit you!

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  19. Hey its really nice
    Thanks for sharing this
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  20. Wow, that looks like it's original to the bathroom! It looks fantastic!

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  21. Simply wonderful! I love your new old vanity.

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  22. Good job! And all for less that $150! And, it fits in so well with its surroundings....looks like it's always been there.

    L.

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  23. What a great find and great transformation!

    Debbie

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  24. Oh, I simply love this!! I have always wanted to do this, but never had the nerve to try it!! This turned out amazing and can hardly believe what you paid for it!!! Have a great VTT and thanks for linking in today!

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  25. I've been meaing to do this for quite a while now....You've done a beautiful job! Congrats!

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  26. Lovely even though I love pedestal sinks!

    Beautifully done repurposing!

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  27. Charming!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  28. That is beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I love that idea. ~~Sherry~~

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  29. Love the chest and what a great redo for your bathroom!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  30. Oh wow i have always wanted to do this, I love it!
    Great job!
    Terry

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  31. That is really cute! Excellent idea!

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  32. Love it! I have always wanted to do this, but thought it would be too hard. You have inspired me. Thanks for sharing!

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