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How to Turn a Kitchen Cabinet Into a Bathroom Vanity

 

Is it possible to repurpose a kitchen cabinet for the bathroom? You will see in this article that it certainly is!

Following water damage, we had to redo the bathroom on the ground floor of our century-old house.

Before undertaking this major work, we thought carefully in order to make the most of this project and we deemed it necessary to add a bathtub.

This room was not quite like the rest of our house, so it was time to harmonize it.

A few years ago we removed the hutch from our cabinet as we only wanted a sideboard in our new dining room. This one had the ideal dimensions to be transformed into a bathroom vanity.

The hutch, meanwhile, was awaiting a future transformation. Desiring shelves above the new bathtub, it was then that I came up with the idea of ​​using it.

Before undertaking this somewhat wacky project, we had to find a piece of furniture in the same style as this one for the dining room.

A few weeks later, after finding the new dresser on Kijiji, we were ready to start our project.

The Preparation of the Vanity

First, sand the top using a sander and 80 grit paper and finish with 120 grit paper. Cover it to protect it well.

Then remove the hardware.

Sprinkle the cleaner and varnish remover on the furniture and spread it well on all surfaces using a paper towel, let it act for 30 minutes.

It is important to rinse well twice to remove all residue.

In order to scratch the surfaces, sand lightly using 100 grit paper and make sure to dust very well.

Apply the oil-based primer using the Colorantic velvet foam roller and respect the recommended drying time.

Now is the long-awaited time to apply the colour.

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The Painting

Apply a first coat of the very beautiful colour, Tractor Dust, using the velvet finish foam roller and the #10 oval brush.

Once the paint is dry, it’s time to apply the second coat.

Protection

Using a natural bristle paintbrush or a velvet foam roller, apply two to three coats of Clear Glaze, Translucent Window on top.

For the base, apply two coats of Top Coat on all surfaces using a foam roller and the #10 oval brush.

The Hinges

To make the hinges match well with the new handles, a pewter colour, I painted them.
Spray cleaner and varnish remover liberally on the hinges and let sit for about 30 minutes.
Rinse very well under running water to remove all residues.
Spray a first coat of aluminum colour.
Once the paint is dry, spray the black paint in short bursts. Add aluminum paint as needed and so on until the desired result is reached.

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Hutch Transformation – The Preparation

We removed the doors, added a moulding to hide the holes in the hinges, removed the brackets that allowed it to rest on the sideboard and we also changed the depth.

The hutch is now 5½” deep, excluding the ledge of course.

Spray the cleaner and varnish remover on the furniture and spread it well on all surfaces using a paper towel, let it act for 30 minutes.

Rinse very well twice to remove all residue.

Sand very lightly, only to scratch, using 100 grit paper and make sure you dust very well.

Apply the primer using a foam roller and respect the recommended drying time.

Now is the time to apply the colour.

Painting The Hutch

Apply a first coat of the beautiful pure white, Cotton ball using a foam roller and the #10 oval brush.

Once the paint is dry, it is time to apply the second coat.

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To Finish…

After a few weeks of hard work, we are really very proud of our new bathroom. Now it matches the style of our home perfectly.
To top it all off and  to really enjoy the moments of relaxation it gives me, what could be better than this bath bridge and scented candles from Colorantic.
If you would like more upgrading ideas, do not hesitate to join our Facebook group or follow our publications on various online platforms.

Diane Lavoie / Blogger

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