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1. Remove doors from the existing vanity and set them aside.
2. Cut the plywood base, VJ panels, and timber countertop to size. Our team helped us cut materials, but you can ask your local hardware store to cut most pieces as long as you have your measurements beforehand.
3. Sand the cabinetry doors, plywood base, and timber countertop to prepare them for painting.
4. Apply the first coat of polyurethane to the timber countertop and legs.
5. Use liquid nails to glue two VJ panels onto the doors. Place weight on top of the doors and leave them overnight.
1. In the morning, apply the second coat of polyurethane onto the timber countertop and legs.
2. Using the 3-in-1 paint, prime all VJ panels, including the finished doors.
3. Again using the paint, apply to the rest of the vanity.
4. In the afternoon, apply the second coat to vanity and panels.
2. Drill the plywood into the undersurface of the sides to create the base.
3. While the vanity is upside down, glue VJ panels onto the sides. Remove door hinges if necessary so you can screw them back in without the weight of the doors.
4. Reinstall door hinges.
5. Drill four holes into the base of the vanity to prepare for the timber legs. Use a smaller drill bit first and adjust the hole size with a larger drill bit if necessary. Secure legs with nuts.
6. Flip vanity right way up and place timber counter on top.
7. Entering through the open back of the vanity, drill and attach the top to the vanity.
8. Install cabinetry handles. If you aren’t using the existing holes, purchase adjustable pulls that can be fitted to the holes. However, you will drill through the VJ panels regardless.
9. Drill a waste hole and seal it in place.
10. Install the mixer, creating plumbing holes as necessary.
And you’re done!
We found the DIY bathroom vanity upcycling process easier than initially thought, keeping a relatively pragmatic approach to our desired style — but of course each individual experience will be different. You might want to experiment with different colours, re-design an entire piece, or try different fixtures during your transformation.
We’re always interested in your creative pursuits, so if you have upcycled a piece of furniture using our products, make sure to tag or DM us on Instagram!
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