Antique Desk Turned Bathroom Vanity


The whole bathroom remodel started when I wanted to change the vanity. Then it snowballs to well if we change the vanity then we might as well do the floors, since we are doing the floors then we might as well put board and batten on the walls, you get the idea. So the whole bathroom remodeling began but that's for another blog post.

Here I just wanted to show you how we turned an antique desk into our bathroom vanity. Our original vanity was not that big so I didn't know if we would even be able to find an antique desk or dresser to fit the space. But I'm an optimist so I took the measurements and started on the search. My husband and I searched a few antique stores and we even went to the Long Beach Flea Market but came out empty handed.

So we ventured to Country Roads Antiques & Gardens in Orange (I knew they weren't going to let me down). And there, with a big markdown price (was $150 on sale for $75) was the perfect piece with the perfect measurements.

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Before I painted the desk we had to make sure where the piping is going. Where to position and pre-cut the holes for the sink and faucet.

Before I painted the desk we had to make sure where the piping is going. Where to position and pre-cut the holes for the sink and faucet.

I'm a big fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint so I painted the desk in French Linen then finished it with clear wax.

I'm a big fan of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint so I painted the desk in French Linen then finished it with clear wax.

The clear acrylic antique knobs I found at Lowes.

The clear acrylic antique knobs I found at Lowes.

Of course my wonderful husband did all the plumbing work and he even went around the piping so that all the drawers are workable.

Of course my wonderful husband did all the plumbing work and he even went around the piping so that all the drawers are workable.

 

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