By Pamela Masin

Published on July 27, 2018

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Photography by JASON FRANK ROTHENBERG
Photography by JASON FRANK ROTHENBERG

When the bathroom vanity of your dreams isn’t sold in stores, turn to one of these DIYs to easily build it on your own. Your bathroom renovation budget will thank you, too! Here are some ultra-inspiring ideas—from repurposing antique furniture to small bathroom vanity hacks—that are far beyond builder grade.

Photography by Adam Crohill via Rock My Style

The Modern Farmhouse DIY

If there were ever the perfect DIY vanity, this one just might be it. Bringing in a warm burst of color, the piece imparts the modern-meets-rustic aesthetic of the bathroom with a saturated detail that instantly elevates the ambiance of the space. The repurposed dresser cleverly conceals the clunky pipes of the sink, falling right in place with the shiplap flooring and bucolic details of its surround. Long shorty short, Rebecca of Roses & Rolltops nailed it, and you can, too. 

Get the how-to on Rock my Style

Photography by ikea

The Ikea Hack

If you build it yourself, it’s technically DIY, right? Given the opportunity to mix and match a wide variety of tops, basins, sink drawers, and fixtures, customization comes with a bold dose of style and ease with this option. If you’re feeling the need to take things a step further, revamp the facade of the drawer with one of these ultra cool cabinet fronts

Get the scoop on Ikea

Photography by Simply Grove

The Repurposed Item from Your Parent’s Home

If you lean towards contemporary interiors with clean lines and sleek finishes, a Mid-Century Modern media console will fit right in with your aesthetic. Uncluttered countertops and a simple white backsplash add to the luxe look. Install an offset sink like Kristen Groove did in this bathroom so the plumbing only has to take away half the drawer space.

Photography by The BlackBird

The Shocking Bathroom Vanity We Swear Isn’t From a Catalogue

You’d never guess this floating vanity was actually built from scratch by Gemma Adams of The Blackbird for under $300. Raw and white-painted plywood work flawlessly together to create a bright and airy minimalist aesthetic. DIY leather cabinet pulls help bring the understated look together.

Photography by The Merry Thought

The Low Maintenance Vanity for Your Tiny Bathroom

With only five items needed to build it, this floating vanity from The Merry Thought doesn’t require any advance skills or tools—but we’ll keep that just between us. The super simple design and distressed wood work with any decorating scheme. Plus, keeping things open underneath the sink will visually expand the look of your small bathroom.

Photography by Houzz

The Surprising Antique That Thinks

Out-of-the Box

For a creative twist on a traditional vanity, use an antique sewing machine to add instant charm to your bathroom. Rest a vessel sink right on its surface, and call it a day for a vintage-inspired look, or give it a slight update with a new countertop and an eclectic or contemporary basin. 

Photography by Lovely Indeed

For the Bathroom That Needs a Little Extra Sparkle

While not technically a vanity, sometimes all your bathroom needs is a gold pipe frame to add a little extra pizzazz to a basic white sink. No DIY experience or carpentry skills required for this easy bathroom update

Photography by Jenna Sue Designs

The Modern Farmhouse Vanity

A buffet table or sideboard provides plenty of surface space when transformed into a bathroom vanity—and has loads more character than something mass-produced. Just look at how Jenna Sue of the blog Jenna Sue Designs transformed this Craigslist find with a not-so-pretty red-varnish into a French-country-inspired vanity that oozes elegance. Low profile plumbing painted in black matte chalk paint makes the pipes pretty much unnoticeable if you don’t like the exposed look.

Find out more on how to sand and repaint an antique piece of furniture.

Photography by Centsational Girl

The Shocking Builders Grade Makeover

You don’t have to completely gut your builder grade vanity to turn it into a desirable—and modern—bathroom feature. Kate from Centsational Girl used a few easy tricks to make the best of what she had. First, she moved the vanity higher off the ground to give it an of-the-moment floating look. Then, she reversed her cabinet doors so the inside shaker style appeared on the outside. A fresh coat of paint and new hardware finish off this incredible makeover.

Get her complete step-by-step guide to a builder grade bathroom vanity makeover.

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