Bathroom Remodel – The Vanity Drawers

I previously mentioned that we would be losing about 4 drawers to the plumbing for the new double sinks in the vanity. Josh and my FIL were able to figure out how to keep all 6 drawers!

This post is from March 2015.


When we decided to refinish our current vanity instead of buying a new one, I was worried about how the drawers would work with the new plumbing configuration.  I knew we were going to lose the top two drawers but I wanted to at least have the two middle drawers.
My father-in-law was able to reconfigure the current drawers (this is when it is great that all of the cabinetry in our house is real wood) and gave us a ton of storage space!
Here is the vanity completely refinished. It has a bit of a distressed look but I love how you can see the grain of the wood. Before it was refinished, the vanity was painted white.
One of the large middle drawers before we put it in the vanity to be used. My FIL did not have to use any new wood.  All the wood you see came from the drawer.
And the drawers work great!
Somehow I have fewer things in the drawers now than I did before.  I think it is because I went through and threw away anything that was too old to use or didn’t belong in the drawers. This is one of the top drawers so we still have six drawers in the vanity instead of four.
The other middle drawer.

At first, I wanted a new vanity, but Josh said that to pull out the whole old vanity would have torn up a lot of the plaster wall. Also, to get the same quality of wood would have cost a lot of money. I think it cost less than $100 to refinish the old vanity and buy new hardware. I am glad we stayed with the old one!

 

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2 thoughts on “Bathroom Remodel – The Vanity Drawers

  1. Hello, We bought a home in rural New Hampshire as a young couple. It is an 1800’s cape style home with a newer addition added in the 40’s. My husband and his dad gutted the house and started rebuilding it. They started with fixing the rock foundation and went room to room. Fortunately, for us, we lived elsewhere as caretakers, where we had a cottage to live in. After my father in law passed away my husband lost interest in it until years later we decided to move in. It took 22 years! Thank you for sharing your renovations! It must be tricky living in it…I think there must be pros and cons for each side. Good luck with it all!šŸ˜Š

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