Vanity, Shelves, & Bathroom Accessories, oh my!
Brian and I partially recessed some bathroom shelving storage over the toilet, since it was an interior partition (and not in the shower). We used cedar boards and put a nice trim around it later.
We also jumped on the industrial wagon and made our hand towel rack and toilet paper holder out of metal plumbing piping and fittings from our local home improvement store.
I decided to start small when trying out my very first piece of furniture: our bathroom vanity. I realize that everything in this house is “technically” small, but this was smaller than, say, starting with building the couch or the wardrobe or even the kitchen cabinets.
The only materials I used to make the vanity were 2x2s and leftover pine boards!
My kitty had just had a cardiogram, so he was looking a little patchy, but he kept me company while I had my project laid out on the floor in the living room!
Just double checking to make sure my teeny ikea sink would fit! I kept the back of this piece open for my plumber friend to hook up the sink from the rough-ins he did earlier in our tiny project. I also created a single storage shelf down at the bottom, but wanted to keep it pretty light and airy toward the floor, since there isn’t much floor space in the bathroom!
Then I stained it to become a bit darker and more orangey, to match the timber frame and contrast with the surrounding pine walls:
After staining the vanity, I sealed it with a top coat, and voila! Little vanity with a little sink.