Oh my goodness, the master bathroom vanity is done!!! I couldn’t be happier. If someone would have asked me 5 years ago to build my own 8 foot long double vanity for my master bathroom I probably would have laughed at them. But then I got addicted to woodworking and building furniture. Now I have finished my very first big build all by myself and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you my brand new mission style open shelf bathroom vanity!
This master bathroom remodel has taken way too long. It’s almost a joke around our house because it has been so long since we ripped out our tiny, useless master bathroom. So when it was finally time to make a decision on the vanity design, I was afraid. After waiting 7 years for this, I didn’t want to screw it up. I decided to go classic with the look, then it would be timeless. I can add all kinds of personality through the accessories. And I have a more unique top planned for it so I needed to keep the vanity simple.
I decided the mission style would be the best for a classic vanity and bonus, the mission style doors and drawer fronts are easy to build for a DIYer. Then I painted it white for some brightness and a little farmhouse style. Our master bathroom does not have a window, so we are completely dependent on artificial light. The large white vanity was a must to keep things bright and fresh.
To add a little more openness to make the room feel big, and to add a place to style and store fun accessories for the personality I want, I built the vanity with an open bottom shelf. I absolutely love the big shelf for storing towels, toilet paper, and anything else I decide. I am looking forward to going and buying (or DIYing) some fun baskets to help store all the bathroom stuff that comes with being a girly girl. And bonus for the hubby, I can always see when the clean towels are gone so maybe (and that’s a big maybe) I will get the laundry done on time too.
Because we have been living with our small guest bathroom for the past 7 years that only has 2 very small drawers (seriously they are tiny, about 5″ wide by 4″ tall) and one of the drawers broke about 2 years ago so technically we have been sharing 1 tiny drawer with our family of 4, I knew I wanted large, full extension drawers in my new master bathroom. And that is what I got (a big perk of DIYing it yourself). These drawers are 5 1/2″ tall, 12 1/2″ wide and 16″ deep and they pull out completely so I will be able to access the very back corners of these giant drawers.
Now instead of sharing 1 teeny, tiny drawer with 4 people, I have 4 gigantic drawers that I only have to fight my husband for. And since I built the vanity, he is graciously giving up 3 of them for me! Isn’t he the best? Finally I will have a place to hold all the things I need to pretty myself up in the morning. Maybe I’ll actually do it more often since I will be able to find things again… maybe 😉
Lastly in our giant master bathroom vanity, we will have 2 large under sink cabinets to hold the rest of the stuff. Organizing is one of the things that makes me happy so having a place to store the not-used-everyday-but-still-important things makes me giddy. Since we will be finishing off our vanity with above counter sinks, we will only have to share these large cabinets with a little bit of plumbing so I can get all crazy happy about the things I will be organizing under there!
The very best part of our new master bathroom vanity though, I built the entire thing for less than $300! And I didn’t use the cheapest wood option to build it. I used my favorite budget friendly hardwood, knotty alder, to build it. So now we have an 8′ solid hardwood custom built vanity in our master bathroom for under $300. Can you believe it? That is why DIYing is so awesome!
Now that the vanity is all done, I don’t get to take a break just yet. I still need to get the vanity top done, install sinks, tile the backsplash, add mirrors, frame the mirrors, build shelves, and accessorize. Whoa, that is a long list, but someday soon I will finally be able to cross the master bathroom remodel off my to-do list, just in time to start the guest bathroom remodel!
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Off to finish another project!