How to Turn a Plain Sink into a Cedar Vanity
From our #DIYDARE challenge, use common cedar to transform an inexpensive sink into a charming version of standing water
Turn an inexpensive wall-mount sink into a vanity using cedar, which doesn't mind getting a little wet.
Could you do better? It's your turn to make use of any scraps you've got lying around, supplemented, of course, by one or three trips to the home center, to build a project of your own.
We're calling it the #DIYDARE. Check out our examples to get inspired, then snap a photo and of your project and tag it #DIYdare when you post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. (HASH)Tag, you're it.
Overview to Turn a Plain Sink into a Cedar Vanity
"A sink? What are we gonna do with a sink?" Doug asked when Liz told him it'd be part of their #DIYDare challenge. "And cedar posts, too? We're doomed." "Relax," said Liz, measuring a length of cedar to vanity height. "We're gonna clean up."
Doug immediately got it, and, relieved, began to draw an open but storage-friendly base for the $32 sink's square edges to sit on. A shelf and a towel bar completed the sketch.
They built a rim for the sink to rest on with cedar, nails, and glue. Then Liz notched the legs with the miter saw to accept the shelf. Once the legs and shelf were assembled, they rubbed on a coat of tung oil to add luster and some protection to the piece, which now appeared far pricier than the sink's original cost.
"Yes indeed, clean up," Doug said, thinking of winning the #DIYDARE, before Liz added, "You know, I meant that literally," and handed him a bar of soap.