Not to be the bearers of bad news, but renovating a bathroom is not cheap. In fact, you might want to sit down before reading the next sentence: According to Remodeling magazine, the average cost of a midrange bathroom renovation — including replacing all the fixtures, the tile, the toilet, and the vanity — is $20,420. And that's just the nationwide average. Thankfully, Instagram is rife with DIY ideas to keep costs down, which, as you may have already surmised, brings us to the topic at hand: DIY bathroom vanities.
From low-lift IKEA hacks to full-on DIY projects that require power tools, sandpaper, and paintbrushes, here are 15 bathroom vanities that will have you planning a trip to your local hardware store, stat. Spanning a West Elm dresser that's been converted into a stunning two-sink vanity to a cheap IKEA sink cabinet that's been transformed into a luxe vanity complete with a marble backsplash, we're willing to bet that you'll want to pin each of these DIY vanities to your "Dream Bathroom" Pinterest board.
The Pretty Vintage Dresser Turned Bathroom Vanity
Make like Bri of Burts Bris Please and repurpose a pretty vintage dresser as a bathroom vanity. Slathered in a warm shade of pink, this rustic-meets-modern piece falls in perfectly with the beadboard wainscot-paneled walls and the other bucolic details in the space.
The Charming West Elm Dresser Turned Two-Sink Bathroom Vanity
The Spacious Vintage Dresser Turned Bathroom Vanity
Rather than scrolling through West Elm's sale section, let this bathroom by Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors inspire you to hunt for a vintage dresser at your local flea market instead. Look for one that boasts large drawers to ensure you're not sacrificing storage space for style.
The Ornate Antique Dresser Turned Bathroom Vanity
Allow this bathroom designed by Studio Life/Style to convince you to search your local antique shops for a one-of-a-kind dresser to transform into a bathroom vanity. In this space, a gilded antique dresser complete with spacious cabinets and drawers is as functional as it is beautiful.
The Small-Space West Elm Nightstand Turned Bathroom Vanity
If you're short on bathroom storage space, take a page from Chris and Claudia Beiler and convert a petite nightstand into a bathroom vanity. Here, West Elm's Penelope nightstand acts as a functioning vanity and offers plenty of space for stashing away bathroom essentials with three spacious drawers.
The Simple DIY Floating Shelf Bathroom Vanity
Even if you're a DIY novice, this floating shelf bathroom vanity by The Merry Thought is totally doable. All you need to make it is wood for the shelf and supports (opt for reclaimed wood for a rustic aesthetic), a table saw, drill and screws, and polyurethane. Yes, that's it.
The Full-On DIY Pottery Barn-Inspired Bathroom Vanity
If you've fallen completely in love with a ready-made bathroom vanity that's way over your budget, gain inspiration from Rhiannon Lawson who modeled this DIY bathroom vanity after a pricey Pottery Barn piece. All in all, she saved over $2750 (!) by going the DIY route.
The Hacked IKEA Vanity With Walnut Cabinet Fronts
The Hacked IKEA Vanity With Shaker Cabinet Fronts
The Hacked IKEA Vanity With a Luxe Marble Backsplash
The Hacked IKEA Vanity With Textured Melamine Fronts
The Hacked IKEA Vanity With Beadboard Cabinet Fronts
The Hacked IKEA Vanity With Streamlined Cabinet Fronts
The Simple IKEA Vanity With Half-Moon Drawer Pulls
The Hacked Small-Space IKEA Vanity With Matte Cabinet Fronts
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