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How I Built My Modern Spa Vanity

Hello all and welcome back! If you’ve been waiting to see how I built the vanity in my awesome new bathroom renovation, then this is the post you’ve been waiting for. It was actually so easy to do, even for someone like me. I’m usually not very quick, but I did this in a couple of days!

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This vanity came together with the help of PureBond Plywood and Osborne Wood Products, Inc., who provided the products for this project.  This project contains affiliate links for your convenience.  All opinions are my own.  See my full disclosure policy HERE.

Materials

Purebond Hardwood Plywood

    • Wood Glue
    • Vanity Top (tutorial coming soon)!
    • Wood Stain

Tools Needed

    • Table or circular saw with Fence
    • Drill

Tutorial

Like I said before, this was pretty easy.  I started by cutting a piece of plywood the size I wanted the vanity to be.   I used PureBond plywood because I really do love this stuff. Not only does it look the best, it is made in America and formaldehyde free.  So, you don’t’ have to worry about a thing with this stuff, and it’s super sturdy!

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I’m so sorry I don’t’ have more pictures.  I accidentally erased them, but it is basically just pieces of plywood cut up and placed together. I wanted the vanity to look like a free-standing vanity and I made each piece sized to fit. The first pieces I connected were the  back pieces and I attached them to the studs in the wall to make sure the vanity didn’t’ move around on the tile.  I drill pocket holes before attaching it to the wall and then used the pocket hole screws and wood glue to attach the pieces together.aHow I built my Modern Vanity for our recent spa bathroom makeover. UncookieCutter.com

Then I used scrap 2x4s to pull the pieces together and to add a little extra support.

How I built my Modern Vanity for our recent spa bathroom makeover. UncookieCutter.com

Once I got this put together (so easy), I sanded and stained it using 2 coats of  Minwax weathered gray and 2 coats of Polycrylic.

How I built my Modern Vanity for our recent spa bathroom makeover. UncookieCutter.com

The details are what really make this vanity – the feet and the door.

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I wanted a sleek, modern look for this post and Osborne Wood Products provides a huge selection of furniture feet and legs. Once I stumbled upon these metal tapered feet, I knew they would be perfect!  So pretty :).

Osborne Wood Products, Inc. Metal Tapered Furniture Feet - UncookieCutter.com

The screw on easily and provide a sturdy base for this fairly large piece.

And that door!  I love love love the door.  I love it so much I wish I could say I designed it.  But, alas, it was my friend Elisha from over at Pneumatic Addict that made this so I’m going to send you over to her to get the details on how to make this awesome door. The only thing I did a little different than her was I used a piece of scrap PureBond and ripped the pieces down with a table saw.  I was easy, I just set a stopper and ran it through to make the same size cuts. Check out her awesome side table and get all the details HERE.

Mid Century Nightstand with Hidden Shoe Storage - Pneumatic Addict

KregJig makes an awesome Concealed Hinge Jig that takes all the guesswork out of putting hidden hinges on doors.  It was super easy to attach these bad boys. Hidden hinges go perfectly with modern decor.

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I’m not kidding, it was that easy!  I thought about putting a face plate on the front but I was really digging the vibe of the exposed edges and I love the edges of PureBond.  The layers are funky and perfect for the style I was going for, so I just left it.  If you don’t’ like that look, in the above post about the door, Elisha has a great way to cover the edges so go read that!

How I built my Modern Vanity for our recent spa bathroom makeover. UncookieCutter.com

The top was made out of concrete and I will have the full tutorial on that up at Sawdust 2 Stitches very soon (I will update with a link when it publishes).

How I built my Modern Vanity for our recent spa bathroom makeover. UncookieCutter.com

Okay, that’s about it for today.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Thanks for stopping by!

April

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