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DIY upcycled vanity

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DIY upcycled vanity



Like many of us during Covid I spent lots of time inside the walls of our home and decided I wanted more unique furniture but I didn’t have the budget to accommodate so I decided I’d make them myself.


This beautiful vanity was gifted to me by a friend that belonged to her grandmother and when I saw it I knew I wanted to give it a new look with big Versailles inspiration.


 I started by cleaning and stripping the piece of the existing varnish before scuff sanding the whole piece and sanding the top and draws back to their natural colour.

 I then lightly primed the main piece and painted it in trim semi gloss paint by Tint called ‘Do Not Disturb’.


I wanted to keep the beautiful original handles so I gave them new life with Dulux duramax bright gold finish spray paint, which I also hand painted details onto the side. To finish I sealed the piece with a clear polyurethane.







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Re: DIY upcycled vanity

Brilliant job, now I'm envious! 

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Re: DIY upcycled vanity

Hello @kateferguson


Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's a pleasure to have you join us, and thank you for sharing your upcycled vanity project.


What an amazing transformation, that dark cabinet colour really gives excellent contrast to the cabinet top and drawer fronts. It's great to know that you've managed to save the original handles. Just out of curiosity, what will you be doing anything with the cabinet mirror? I suppose if the mirror is still in good condition, you could turn it into a wall-hanging unit.


Again, thank you for sharing such a wonderful upcycled vanity.




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Re: DIY upcycled vanity

Hi Eric,

Thank you for the lovely welcome! I’m hoping to reattach the mirror at some point with new brackets as it looks beautiful complete but would also look amazing wall mounted above, so many options!

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Thank you 😊

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