Converted Dresser Bathroom Vanity Cabinet

 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
My friend Kenna was recently selling this adorable little dresser. And I snatched it up from her garage sale.
 
I’d been wanting to turn a dresser into a bath vanity for awhile and this was the perfect size!
 
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We have had this pedestal sink in our powder bath forever and a day. So boring.
 
So I couldn’t wait to switch it out!
 
I am relatively certain we did this all backwards, but it turned out so stinkin’ cute!!!!
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
First I painted it! You can watch the whole Facebook LIVE video of me painting it HERE.
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 

You can order the “black bean” chalk type paint that I’m using in this video HERE and the amazing brush HERE.

You need 2-3 coats of the paint and use THIS TOPCOAT over it for a gorgeous sealed finish! (ps thats always my topcoat of choice!)

 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
After it was painted (see told you we did it backwards), Mr Magic took the back off the dresser.
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
And he drilled a big hole for the sink to go in. I don’t know how he did it, I just know I came out to the garage and voila….. the hole was in it! Ha!
 
I am obsessed with this sink. I have been wanting a bowl for on top of the vanity for years!
 
You can get one like it HERE for a great price!
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
Mr. Magic used an adhesive to keep the bowl in place.
 

Dresser as Vanity Magic Brush

 
 
And, he did all the “plumbing stuff”. I know NOTwhat he did but I know it involved multiple trips to the hardware store because some plumbing things are 1/2 inch and some are 1/4 inch and do they do these things JUST TO MAKE US DIY’ERS CRAZY???? lol.
 
All I know is….. the water works. Thank you Jesus!
 
And the waterfall faucet we got is the bomb. You can find one HERE.
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
But we ran into an interesting issue when we tried to set the vanity. The vanity will not sit right up next to the wall because of the baseboard in our bathroom. Fiddle faddle.
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
We considered taking off the baseboard, but instead, we altered the vanity.
 
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
We literally just cut the back legs off of the dresser.
 
 
 
 
And Mr Magic drilled it right into the wall!
 
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
I love the original handles on this piece so I spray painted them in this silver metallic.
 
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
The silver was a little too metallic for me, so I used Black Rub and Buff over the silver and then they were perfect!
 
 
 
Black Painted Vanity Cabinet | Magic Brush
 
See the difference? 
 

Dresser as Vanity Magic Brush

 And here is the big reveal!
 
 

Black Painted Vanity Dresser

 
 From this angle you can see how the back legs are gone, but yet it’s perfect!
 
 

Dresser as Vanity Magic Brush

 
 And just for fun I want to show you the Hobby Lobby basket that’s on my floor in my bathroom with my favorite sign!
 
And YES, that IS glitter on my walls. You can learn how to do that paint finish HERE.
 
 
 
Dresser Bathroom Vanity | Jennifer Allwood
 
 Isn’t this a major change from the pedestal sink to the dresser vanity? I love it!
 
XOXO,
Jen
 
 

 

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7 comments
  1. Julie
    Julie
    June 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

    If only we all had a “Mr. Magic” in our lives! sigh

  2. Maree fraser
    Maree fraser
    June 6, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I missed what you used for the raised pattern on the top of the dress, for the vanity. Is it wall paper?

  3. Vickie Siemon
    Vickie Siemon
    June 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Great post! I’m a newbie to your site and have been very happy to have found you. My bathroom vanity is from the 60’s and I really want to do something similar as this with a vessel sink – just love the look of vessel sinks. My current sink, toilet and tub are all LAVENDER – have you ever seen a lavender toilet? LOL It’s not the worst thing in the world but I’m going to be changing it out to all white. Hopefully I can find a lovely dresser to work in my bathroom the way you did in yours. Unfortunately I do not have a Mr. Magic so I will most likely being doing everything myself. I will be watching a lot of youtube videos for how tos. Thanks!

  4. Bridget
    Bridget
    June 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Hahah I just bought a vintage styled pedistal sink!!! ?? We have an old (1908) house that at some point they remodeled/ added a bathroom. It has a cheep nasty cabinet that doesn’t fit now and I’m a wuss and would like to pee and not have my knees hit the cabinet doors. ?? Sometimes pedistal sinks are good. ?

  5. Laurie Bush
    Laurie Bush
    June 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    That looks soooooo nce, you did a great job!!! You are an inspiration to all of us. I love to paint, so this was fun to see.

  6. Kim~madeinaday
    Kim~madeinaday
    June 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    What an fantastic makeover! Love it and I need that toilet paper sign! Lol! Sharng on Twitter. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!
    Kim

  7. Marie
    Marie
    March 10, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    How tall was that dresser? before you put the vessel sink on top. I just picked up one at a yard sale and not sure if the height would be good for this project. Thank you for helping me out

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