With their old vanity sold on Craigslist, DIY-savvy homeowners at Our Humble Abode built their own modern console. The vision? A bathroom where containers display daily gear in a pretty way without breaking the bank. The homeowners created a high-end look for less by constructing the frame from basic wood boards and adding a remnant quartz scrap as a countertop. A coat of bold cobalt paint gives the space a pop of color.
Recreating the look in your own home is surprisingly simple—and budget friendly. The homeowners shared their how-to guide, and we've broken the process down into easy-to-follow steps.
Before building, examine all pieces of wood and sand away any rough edges. Then place your posts in desired position.
Lay out cut sections of 2x6 boards on top of the posts. Attach boards to each other with long screws. Then, use a stud finder to locate wall studs, and attach boards to studs with the same long screws.
Editor's Tip: When attaching wood, check for level several times. It's easier to fix one unlevel board than it is to rearrange a whole structure.
Nail vanity legs to the cross boards. If your floor isn't level, now is the time to add filler pieces to make the vanity stable.
Cut plywood to the size of your vanity. Cut out notches to fit around the legs. If desired, cover plywood edges with facing.
Add two small cleats to each leg, and install a long support piece across the back of the vanity. Place shelf on cleats. Repeat with step 4 for a second shelf, if desired.
Measure and cut a hole for the sink in your countertop material. Install sink and faucet, then secure vanity top with an adhesive. Let dry, then connect plumbing lines.
Prime the vanity, then apply thin, even coats of paint to the wood surfaces. Let dry.