We were on the hunt for a new sink vanity, for the bathroom in our new office. After searching and A. not finding what we really wanted and B. seeing the prices of the vanities we didn’t really love, we decided our best bet was to build one! Building a bathroom vanity might sound intimidating BUT if you can build a box, then you can build this vanity! So, let’s build a new DIY Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Vanity!
DIY Bathroom Vanity
Not only was this an easy build, it’s more affordable than anything we could find in stores AND a whole lot more cute!
So, let’s build it! Grab a cup of coffee and click HERE or the box below to watch us build this vanity!
Super easy and affordable right?! Make sure to download the FREE printable plans HERE and you can also follow along with the step-by-step below!
The first step is to rip the round edges off of the 2×4 boards, to make them 3″ wide. This is not a necessary step but if you choose not to rip your boards, make sure to adjust the measurements. You can watch our how-to video on this process HERE!
We cut the plywood and legs to create the side panels and used our Kreg Jig to drill 3/4″ pocket holes into each side of the plywood. You can find our favorite model of Kreg Jig HERE!
Then, we attached a leg to each side with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. The top of the legs should be flush with the top of the plywood and there should be a 3/4″ gap on the front of the panels and a 1 1/2″ gap on the back. Build two assemblies. Tip: put a scrap 1x board under each panel to give the 3/4″ gap needed on the front.
Next, we measured and cut the top and bottom, side panel trim to size. We flipped the side panels right-side-up and attached the trim pieces to the front of the side panels with our Ryobi 18-Volt, 18 gauge brad nailer with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. You can find our favorite Brad Nailer HERE!
With both side panels assembled, we moved on to connecting them. We cut the front and back aprons to size and drilled 3/4″ pocket holes on the back aprons and 1 1/2″ pocket holes on the front aprons. Then, we attached the aprons to the legs with 3/4″ and 1 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Refer to the plans for the proper placement of the aprons on the legs.
We cut the bottom support pieces to size and drilled 1 1/2″ pocket holes into the ends that attach to the front apron. Then, we drilled 3/4″ pocket holes on the other ends. We attached the supports to the aprons with 1 1/4″ and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.
Next, we cut the plywood for the bottom of the vanity, applied wood glue to the top of the bottom support pieces and laid the plywood on top of the supports. We used our Ryobi 18 Gauge Brad Nailer with 1 1/4″ brad nails to attach the plywood to the supports.
We cut the middle support pieces to size and drilled 3/4″ pocket holes into both ends. We centered them on the aprons and attached them to the aprons with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Refer to the plans for the exact placement of the middle support pieces.
Note: If you choose to have a back on your vanity, this is the time to attach it. Cut the 1/4″ plywood to size and attach it to the back aprons and back divider with 3/4″ staples and wood glue. We chose not to add the back because of the way the pipes were designed in our bathroom. If you have a back, you can use a jig saw to cut the back for the pipes.
Now for the doors!
We cut the 1/2″ plywood and top and bottom craft boards to size. Then we attached them to the plywood with 5/8″ brad nails and wood glue. We followed up with the diagonal trim pieces and attached them the same way.
We gave everything two coats of paint, attached the hardware and the vanity top! If you aren’t comfortable with plumbing, you can hire a plumber or handyman to come attach your pipes to the sink. We installed cabinet latches to keep the cabinet doors shut. You can find them HERE!
We designed this vanity to fit this vanity top! You can find the vanity top that we purchased HERE!
We love the clean lines, rustic hardware and the crisp white top!
This is the exact vanity we dreamed in our heads but couldn’t find in stores! We were able to save money AND get exactly what we wanted!
You can find everything that we used for this DIY Bathroom Vanity below!
Hook and Eye Closure – Hobby Lobby
Handles – Hobby Lobby
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