Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Buffet Repurposed as Bathroom Vanity

My client brought this beautiful buffet to me and wanted to know if we could make it work for a vanity in her bathroom. It was in beautiful condition (so, just a little guilt when I had my go-to guy hack it apart). 


Here it is during the process.  We had to gut the middle by removing the glides and supports for the drawers.  We also removed the top so she could replace it with a piece of stone (white quartz??  I'm excited to  see what she decides!!).  At this point I really was feeling a little guilty!  We saved the drawer fronts, but cut off the drawers for the top two to make room for the plumbing.  When all the plumbing is finished she can just attach the drawer fronts and no one will ever know! :)

I sanded down the door fronts to the bare wood because there were a few gouges, but the rest of it was just scuffed sanded with 220.


Oh my, I think I'm jealous she gets to use this for a vanity!! ;)

 I just set the old top on for pics...

Wish I had a better place to display her (but I think she even makes my ugly old shop look better!).

I hope I get pics when she's in her room with her new top on!

Love when someone can repurpose a piece of furniture!  

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  1. love the pulls :) It will be beautiful!

  2. That is going to look amazing in her bathroom! I would love to do that one day. By the way, I can't reply to your comments through my email. If you want to change your settings so you can get replies check this post

  3. That dark color looks so sharp and classy. Someday soon we are planning on adding on a bathroom and I love this. It's so homey.

  4. It look amazing!! Do you mind sharing what kind of paint you used and did you use a protective finish?

    1. My go-to black is always All Surface Enamel in stock black by Sherwin Williams. I did use Varathane in satin for my poly. The secret is to sand, sand, sand! :) I use up to a 500 grit for the final coat and then sand between the two coats of poly. Hope that helps! And, thank you! :)

    2. Oh Karen, I didn't realize that was you! You don't need tips from me! Your work is absolutely gorgeous--love the light blue dresser you recently finished. :)

  5. Beautiful in black! You do such great work. Patti

  6. Looks like you're a gal who knows her way around furniture redo's!


  7. This is really beautiful. Oh I hope she sends you pics so you can share them with us.

  8. It looks stunning, I would like it in my bath for sure!

    Jan @ The Pink Geranium

  9. Gorgeous! Great idea to use it as a vanity! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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