How to convert a buffet into a bathroom vanity

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Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
Moderate
$1 to $25
Hours 1-2
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This post is actually going to be a combination tips & tutorials and a before & after because I managed to find a before picture of this pretty buffet, albeit, it’s terrible quality, it still gives you an idea of how far this piece came. So we unearthed this buffet and its sister dresser (you can check that one out here becoming the vanity for our main floor bathroom) during the clearing out of the farm house at the time of my Grandma’s death. At nineteen years old my mom moved out of the farmhouse (yes, the very farm house this blog is all about!) and moved into her first apartment in town. This buffet and its sister dresser were her first furniture purchases but she didn’t have a whole lot of fondness for them – if I recall she grimaced and said, “They’re not worth anything, I paid almost nothing for them, don’t feel you need to save them.” But I kinda liked them, they had good bones and, though they certainly weren’t fancy, I really liked their lines and they were in incredibly good shape.

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You Will Need...

  • The buffet was free for us so it was the simple task of sanding it down, restaining it, sealing it and then modifying it to use the vessel sink and faucet that we chose.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    After modifying the dresser by cutting a hole in the back and cutting out enough of the top drawer to make room for the plumbing we just had to install the sink, the drain and the faucet.

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