I saw this on An Oregon Cottage and I had to ask Jami if I could show it off to you all, it is simply wonderful. And Jami explains how she made a dresser to vanity transformation, so that you can do it too! Enjoy!
With the rest of the bathroom completely finished, a curious thing that can happen to do-it-yourselfers at one time or another happened:
This is what we started with: a $79 dresser from the Salvation Army that I had originally bought to be my nightstand. I thought I needed the storage, but really didn’t, so they sat empty. I sure hope you can score something cheaper, but I was looking for specific measurements, and you know how that goes. Plus, have I mentioned how expensive the thrift stores are here? OK, I’ll be quiet about it…
We just got a basic 16-inch model sink for this dresser. All the others were too big. We seriously considered a vessel sink, but with the new faucet would’ve cost about $250 instead of $100 (we’d already been using a new faucet).
7. When dry, run a bead of clear caulk (works much better with wood counters than white) around the rim of the opening and carefully place the sink right on top, pressing down lightly (you do not need to add caulk around the rim of the bowl after it’s in place- that’s a sure sign of a do-it-yourself job).
8. Attach the faucet and place the vanity, hooking up all the plumbing with no drawers in place.
10. The middle drawer took the most finagling, but basically we (of course you’ve probably guessed that this part doesn’t really involve me…I’m using “we” merely to show my support) made a box to fit around the plumbing. This leaves plenty of space for toiletries.
11. The bottom drawer merely has a square cut out to skim around the drain pipe. This drawer lost no space at all.