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How to Turn a Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity (page 2 of 3)

Learn how to transform a dresser or a sideboard into a bathroom vanity.

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Retrofit Top Drawer to Fit the Sink

Cut out the center of top drawer in order to be able to fit the sink's plumbing. Plan to put the drawer back in so it will be stationary. Secure it in place with wood glue and nails from the inside so the drawer cannot be opened.

Second Drawer Down

For the next drawer down, cut the back off of it and move it forward to shorten the width of the drawer. Nail the back on or use L-brackets to secure it.

Paint the Dresser

Once all drawers are cut for plumbing, paint the dresser. Apply two coats of paint, then seal with shellac.