18 DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas

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Refinish a flea market find, update an existing stock cabinet, or upgrade a retail table for a personalized vanity you'll love. Let these stylish ideas for a DIY bathroom vanity be your inspiration.

Salvaged Sophistication

A long media cabinet becomes the perfect base for a trough sink while providing plenty of additional counter space. Glass-front sliding doors on this DIY bathroom vanity make for grab-and-go storage with style. You could even pair this with a marble slab for a DIY bathroom vanity top. 

Built From Scratch

If you can't find the bathroom vanity style you want or one that will fit in an awkward space, make your own! This simple blue vanity was made from wood posts, inexpensive lumber, and a white quartz countertop. Finish your DIY vanity to fit your style, whether that's with a coat of high-gloss paint or a rustic wood stain.

It's a Match

Make a mismatched vanity and mirror feel like a pair with a fresh paint job. For this rustic bathroom vanity, the homeowner intentionally painted the antique mirror above a similar color and style. With visible brushstrokes of teal paint, the DIY bathroom vanity and matching mirror are a pair made in rustic-style heaven. 

Furniture Flip

Transform a favorite dresser or console into a stunning DIY bathroom vanity with a fresh coat of paint, new hardware, and a little elbow grease. For this custom vanity, we removed the inside frame of the dresser to account for plumbing and reattached false drawer fronts. Opt for any vessel sink that suits your style, and use the bottom drawer of the DIY vanity for bonus storage.

Fake It

If you love the idea of a dresser-inspired DIY vanity but don't have a creative bone in your body, we've got you covered. This custom vanity was designed to look like an antique dresser without much work required. Prop a traditional vanity up on antique, curved furniture legs. These will mimic the style of a decades-old dresser, and your guests will never know the difference.

Budget Makeover

DIY bathroom vanity plans sometimes come from other rooms in the house. This old cabinet used to function as a dining room buffet but now works perfectly as a double-sink vanity. Center drawers were removed for easy-access storage. Soothing aqua-blue paint coats the base, while the original stained top was kept intact.


Smart Modifications

If a stock vanity is too large for your small bathroom, look to local retailers for a wood table. This weathered, painted piece resembles a pricey European design with its aged patina, open shelving, and X-detail sides. Have a contractor install a wall-mount faucet and recess plumbing pipes into the wall so the mechanicals don't show. Furniture makeovers are a great way to incorporate antique finds into your rustic bathroom vanity plans. 


Easy Vanity Update

Give an existing off-the-shelf vanity a shot of Vitamin C with glossy yellow paint and decoupaged doors. Handmade paper in a trendy ikat pattern adds easy DIY sophistication to the cabinet doors. Cut the paper to size and apply with decoupage medium and a foam paintbrush.


Small But Mighty

Combine a purchased cabinet base with a birch plywood countertop for a customized DIY bathroom vanity makeover that fits even the smallest of spaces. This DIY countertop's curved shape allows the door to open into the room while squeezing in more storage. A vessel sink and cylindrical faucet found on clearance modernize the look while sticking to a budget.


Wooded Wonder

Often tucked away and short on square footage, the powder room is an understated space that's relatively easy to revamp. This reclaimed pine desk boasts a modest bowl sink and wall-mount faucet for plenty of counter space. Open shelving underneath creates an ideal spot for baskets to hold extra towels and toiletries.

Instant Upgrade

Refresh a basic oak cabinet by removing the hardware, sanding the wood, and finishing it with primer and a high-gloss paint. New hardware and a fresh faucet complete this colorful DIY bathroom vanity makeover. Paired with rustic wood shelves and storage, it's the perfect mix of new and old. 

Glamorous Allure

Save money and inject some personality into your bath by converting an existing dresser into a custom vanity. For a peaceful primping experience, layer a white traditional dresser against crisp white walls. A custom countertop with a fitted sink and faucet change the function of the dresser-turned-vanity, while a faux center drawer hides plumbing.


Dresser Do-Over

Repurposing is an inexpensive way to update your home. This old bedroom dresser was painted blue for modern cottage style. The DIY bathroom vanity made from a dresser offers extra storage and easy customization. Keep the existing surface or add a stone countertop, and install a simple sink bowl.

Boot Strap Towel Rack

Add an industrial vibe to your modern and minimalist bathroom vanity with a DIY towel bar. Affix leather straps to your vanity drawer that loop around a waterproof towel rod. This adds a personal and practical touch to your bathroom vanity. 

Regal and Red

Dressers with attached mirrors are DIY bathroom vanities waiting to happen. This elegant vanity was sanded, primed, and painted red to achieve an eye-catching look. A white vessel sink continues the neutral bathroom color scheme, while an off-center faucet emphasizes its originality. See how easy it is to convert a dresser into a bathroom vanity

Desk Vanity

Construct a single sink vanity from a desktop and two adjustable-height desk legs. Use a cleat to secure the back of the desktop to the wall. Cut holes in the desktop for the faucet and drain with a hole saw, and secure a towel bar to the underside to keep towels handy and hide sink pipes. For easy-access storage, screw two 10-inch-deep wall shelves together to form an L, paint them, and add casters.

Cottage Creation

Refinish an antique table to serve as a sturdy but stylish rustic bathroom vanity. Classic vessel sinks and bridge faucets complete this clean and simple cottage look. Recessed wall shelves keep clutter off the vanity top. 

Traditional Taste

Traditional with a twist, this bathroom pairs a period-appropriate desk base with a custom countertop and backsplash. The elegant DIY vanity easily mingles with furnishings of both now and then, fine and found. Keep a clean, neutral palette to let the natural light flood the bathroom.  

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Best-Ever Small Vanities

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