Turning an antique piece of furniture like a buffet, or sideboard, into a bathroom vanity has been something I have always wanted to do since starting in the furniture business. To be honest, I never thought I would!
I was so grateful to have worked with VIGO industries on this project! They sponsored my project, by giving me a sink and faucet combo!
I decided to come up with a mood board for what I wanted my bathroom long term to look like.
So let’s see how this went!
I took the vanity, and originally I wanted to re stain the whole thing. But that didn’t end up happening when I realized that some parts were veneer and some parts were real wood. I ended up keeping the main drawer and the top solid wood.
I primed the frame and the doors with BIN SHELLAC primer – something I use on every piece I refinish.
I chose Copley grey by Benjamin moore, from their advance line for my colour.
I stained the top with varathane flagstone after I wood conditioned! This is like a cream grey stain. I did 3 coats to get the shade I wanted.
After I applied a top coat with epoxy to make sure the surface was going to last. Than I decided where I wanted my sink to go.
The old vanity had to come out, to place the new one in.
Once we got the new one in place, my husband and I had to adapt the new one I re finished to fit the plumbing. We also had to reinforce the drawer after cutting a notch in it for the pipe. This actually ended up being easier than I thought it was going to be
I am very happy with how my VIGO SINK turned out! Having a buffet turn into a vanity was a frugal way of updating our bathroom.