Hey friends!  I am SO pumped about how this next space has come together.  I have a small powder room in my hall with a pocket door.  For years I have wanted to dress it up a bit.  It’s a dark space because because I don’t get any natural light, so I wanted to lighten it up a bit.  Check out my new DIY Bathroom Vanity!

DIY Bathroom Vanity Shanty2Chic

Now, before I get started, I will say that this was the most impossible project to photograph.  It’s a small room, and as badly as I wanted to be able to show you the whole wall in one shot, I couldn’t scoot back enough.  Here is a shot of the top of the wall.  I will share about where I found all the goodies later in this post!

DIY Bathroom Vanity by Shanty2Chic

Ok… Let’s get started!  This is a SIMPLE build.  I had the whole thing done and painted in one afternoon.  As always, I will walk you through the whole thing here, and you can also download and print the FREE plans by clicking HERE or the button below!

Bathroom Vanity Free Plans

First thing first.  The sink top.  I wanted to build a vanity off of a sink top that you can easily get.  I LOVE this sink top.  I love that it doubles as a countertop.  I love the size of it.  I think it’s a perfect mix of traditional and modern style and it’s so easy to clean which makes my mom heart happy 😉  I found the sink HERE at Home Depot.  It’s a Kohler sink top, and I ordered the biscuit finish to match my other stuff in the bathroom.  I will be sharing another vanity plan after Christmas that uses this same sink top.

kohler sink top

My first step was cutting and building the 4 legs of the vanity.  I used 1×3 pine boards for this part.  You can see where I made my pocket holes on each.  I used my K5 Kreg Jig for the part.  If you are considering purchasing a Kreg Jig and can’t decide on the model, this is our fav even if it’s your first Kreg Jig.  You won’t ever outgrow this one.

Kreg Jig K5

These are 3/4″ pocket holes and I attached them using 1.25″ pocket hole screws.

legs of vanity

Next, I built 2 side frames.  This is two of the legs joined by two pieces of wood.  I made 3/4″ pocket holes and joined again using 1.25″ pocket hole screws.

building the frame of the vanity

Next, I put a piece of 1/2″ Purebond Plywood into each of these side frames.  You can have Home Depot rip the hardwood plywood down to the right size.  I used birch for this project.  I used Titebond III wood glue and 1″ brad or finish nails to attach these pieces to the side frames.

Attach plywood using wood glue and nails

Next, I attached both side frames with two more boards in the front and two in the back to create the box of the vanity.  I used the same size pocket holes and screws on this part.

Vanity DIY progress

You will also attach the bottom shelf on this part.  This is also a piece of 1/2″ hardwood plywood.  I actually opted to use 3/4″ because I had a scrap piece that was large enough.

bottom shelf of vanity

Here is the “box” ready for trim and a door!

Building the vanity

You can see in this shot how the top comes together…

Building the box of the vanity

I used a very small pine moulding around the top of the vanity to dress it up a bit.  I used wood glue and 1″ brad nails to attach it.  Each corner is miter cut at a 45˚ angle.

Trim top of vanity

After the trim was done I built the door.  This uses 3 pieces of wood.  You will rip down the middle piece to get the exact size you need.   I attached all three boards using 3/4″ pocket holes ad 1.25″ pocket hole screws.

Wood for vanity door

That’s it for the build!  I left the back open to allow room for the plumbing.

I chose to paint mine with Sherwin-Williams Amazing Grey.  LOVE this color.  It’s such a versatile grey… Not too light, not too dark.  I used my Corner Cat sander to distress mine a bunch after the paint dried.

I found all of my hardware at Home Depot as well.  I found the hinges in brass and spray painted them black to match the pull.

To attach the sink, I used a line of caulk around the top of the vanity and set the sink in place.

I worked with Moen on all of the fixtures and I cannot be happier with them.  That amazing faucet is a Moen Waterhill 8″ widespread faucet.

Moen Faucet

I also used the matching Waterhill robe hook as a hand towel holder….

Moen Robe Hook

The light… Oh the light.  I LOVE it too.  I found it on Wayfair.com.

Wayfair Bathroom Light

Moving on… The tile!  The wall is tiled in the most amazing marble tile from The Tile Shop!  It’s called Hampton Polished Arabesque Marble Mosaic Tile.  The flooring is also from The Tile Shop.  It’s called Cottage Grey Faux Wood tile.

Tile Shop Tile

I built the mirror and will be sharing plans for it soon.  I also did this free printable I will be sharing soon!

Shanty2Chic Free Printable

 You can see some shelves in the reflection… I will be sharing those soon too 😉

Whew…. I’m pretty sure that covers it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Let me know if you have any questions at all!

DIY Bathroom Vanity Shanty2Chic

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  1. Have you shared the plans for the mirror yet? It is just what I need for my son’s bathroom.

  2. Love your colors! Very fresh! I may just have to copy this! Cabinet goes perfectly with the floor! Thanks for sharing this! Bravo!

    1. Thank you Heidi! I didn’t because I was having flooring installed as well, and hired someone to do everything at one time. It’s an easy job though!! 🙂