Bathroom P1010056

Published on January 16th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


bathroom special: space saving wall mounted vanity

was meaning to post this earlier in the day but am having lots of trouble with my internet connection. anyways, this post made it for bathroom day and it’s worth the wait.

clever, clever use of the stolmen chest! david m turns it into a wall mounted vanity. perfect for small bathrooms.

david m writes, “i made a vanity out of the ikea stolmen chest with 2 drawers. i wall mounted it and modified it for use as a vanity like this one only for $50 instead of $1500. i found the sink and faucet at grassroots modern.

of course, there’s a drain and p-trap coming down from the sink and going back to the wall. in order to make the drawers functional, i had to shorten them. this wasn’t particularly difficult – cut the drawer base to the desired depth, cut a groove to receive the drawer back, drill 4 holes to attach the drawer back with the original plastic ikea hardware. works just like it did before only the drawers are a little less than half as deep. it’s a lot better than nothing, though, and my wife uses the top drawer as countertop space when she’s getting ready in the morning because our vanity is so small.

wall-mounting the vanity turned out to be easier than i thought. i took a 4′ section of 1.5″ angle stock from home depot, cut 2 pieces of about 19″, bolted it with some pretty heavy bolts to the studs in the wall, drilled a couple holes on top of the new vanity at the back to correspond with the holes in the angle stock and bolted the vanity to the bracket. i then bolted up a second bracket to the wall inside the vanity at the bottom and bolted the vanity to that. from there, i cut a hole in the top of the vanity for the faucet and another for the drain, mounted the sink and faucet and that was it.”

see david’s wall mounted vanity flickr photoset.

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10 Responses to bathroom special: space saving wall mounted vanity

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have been planning a simular project, including the half drawers, great to see it turned out so nicely. Any things I should be forwarned about?

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been looking for a shower curtain with a tree/branch pattern like that, would you mind sharing where you found it?

  4. David says:

    The toilet is a standard Toto. The controls you see are for the toilet. They control the bidet functions, the temperature of the heated seat and water, etc. It’s an Inax Clessence. My wife is half Japanese, and I bought it for her but it won me over from the get go.

  5. Skel says:

    Its not a BIDET is it?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is this a japanase toilet ? There is a kind of remote on the side which makes me think to these japan toilets with the small shower, ass dryer..

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great idea! I’m also interested in what kind of toilet that is? I see some “controls”.

  8. superjunk says:

    japanese toilet envy!

  9. Greg Smith says:

    I’m interested in what kind of toilet that is.

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