Remodeling a bathroom comes right behind a kitchen with home projects that pay off, but it can be expensive to get a look that isn’t builder boring. One of the most expensive purchases when remodeling either of those rooms can be the cabinetry. Lucky for us, if a bathroom redo is in your future, you can save some serious cash and make your bathroom look high end custom with these DIY bathroom vanity projects! Easier than they look and much more charming that a vanity from some big box store, these are one of a kind projects.



DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas

Love this feminine look for a DIY bathroom vanity from ‘Domino‘. They give you great tips on how to cut the dresser, which faucets to choose and how to add the countertop. And can we talk about that wallpaper? Love the colors and the pattern in this pretty bath!


You can actually make this stunning DIY vanity yourself with these free plans from ‘Sammy on State‘. This is definitely a more rustic bathroom vanity, but you could easily make it fit a modern style as well. With simple choices in the type of wood you use and cabinet hardware, you can turn this into an entirely different piece, with the same plans! Don’t forget how cool it is to have the open shelving below, as well. Perfect opportunity to bring all those pretty baskets you’ve been collecting into the bathroom!


If you are looking for more storage in a bathroom vanity, then try your hand at this tutorial by ‘Houseful of Handmade‘. Their step by step instructions let you add a custom look to your bathroom with a DIY vanity, and also gives your extra space to store all those bathrooms accessories with these huge drawers! Don’t let building drawers scare you off, they have broken this down into easy steps to help make it easy for the average DIY’er.


Turn a vintage dresser into a DIY bathroom vanity with this tutorial from ‘HGTV‘. Make sure you choose a sturdy piece, and obviously one you don’t mind cutting into the top for the sink. We like the square sink with this antique piece!

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This open shelf  DIY vanity from ‘H2O Bungalow‘ was made for less than $100! You couldn’t touch a cheap box store cabinet for that. Great tutorial with photos for each step.

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Learn how to build a vanity from ‘Beneath My Heart‘. LOTS of photos in this step by step tutorial. This would be the perfect size butcher block DIY bathroom vanity for a powder room!

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Below is a DIY rustic vanity from ‘Build Something‘. Perfect for the modern farmhouse trend, can you picture this with white subway tile?

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From one of our favorite woodworkers ‘Ana White‘ comes these free plans and instructions for this simple gray DIY bathroom vanity. She even tells you what kind of hinges to get for the doors!

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Here is another tutorial on how to turn an old dresser into a bathroom vanity from ‘Little Vintage Nest‘. This one has a vessel sink, which saves room insider the dresser for storage. Love that!

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From ‘Addicted 2 DIY‘, this double DIY bathroom vanity isn’t freestanding like the others, but is all DIY! Made to replace an old one that fell apart, this tutorial has tons of step by step photos.

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From ‘DIY Network‘, this mid-century bathroom vanity was a DIY project, though unfortunately, there is no tutorial! Which is no big deal, since by now you’ve read enough of these tutorials to have this down, right? This is the same project as the dresser ones above, just with a different style of furniture. My daughter and son in law inherited this exact dresser from his Grandmother! Love!

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Last, from ‘Living Vintage‘ is another example of a vintage dresser as a bathroom vanity. This DIY vanity project was large enough for two sinks!

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Ready to get started on your new DIY bathroom vanity project? Us too! Then you can jump on over to our posts on Budget Bathroom Makeovers or DIY bed frames. Or jump on over to our post Small Bathroom Ideas & Projects over at our sister site, OhMeOhMy!

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  1. Mark Fendelman November 21, 2016 at 4:14 am

    I’ve always been the “DIY” guy over the “Let’s buy” guy. To be honest, The open shelf vanity from ‘H2O Bungalow’ caught my attention. It looks amazing for the price. I would definitely try it since my parent’s house is already under construction. I bet they will be impressed!

    1. Wendi @H2OBungalow February 24, 2017 at 6:30 am

      Hey Mark… I love that you like my vanity! It’s held up well and I still love it, especially the price tag! Cheers.. Wendi from H2OBungalow

  2. Wendi @H2OBungalow February 24, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Thanks for including my vanity project in your roundup!

    1. Kathy Woodard March 7, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      It’s such a great project Wendi, thank YOU!

  3. Kitchens east Tamaki February 25, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Here is great information about Bathroom Vanity. Remodeling a bathroom comes right behind a kitchen with home projects that pay off, but it can be expensive to get a look that isn’t builder boring. this blog content is really amazing.Thanks a lot for such kind of blog post.

  4. Charlotte Lindsay February 27, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing! It is always hard to find quality DIY’s. My favorite bathroom look is a wood vanity in a stark white bathroom. It adds a lot of character to a room, while the white creates the illusion of light and spaciousness. The first vanity, wood with open shelves, is defiantly one of my favorites. Having open shelves allows you to decorate with your essentials. I love using baskets to do this. Some of my favorites come from Next time you’re redoing a bathroom or organizing something give them a look!

  5. Dela Ampofo August 26, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Remodeling a bathroom can be painful if not planned carefully. Amazing vanity project kathy.


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