Published on March 25th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Gorm and the wash basin

Thye Foo from Malaysia (yay!) completes his first Ikea hack. And it’s the first time I’ve seen the Gorm used with a sink unit. That said, the Gorm is untreated wood, so it would be advisable to coat it with varnish to avoid water damage.

“This is my first ‘Ikea hack’,” he says, “I replaced my dirty old wash basin with the help of Ikea’s Gorm shelving unit. It’s used as support and doubles up as a shelving unit.”

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18 Responses to Gorm and the wash basin

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  2. buywowgold says:

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  3. Robj98168 says:

    Very cool use of the gorm! Never thought I would see someone hack it in to a vanity for a sink!

  4. Annalea says:

    What a great hack! It really furnishes the room, and leaves plenty of room for towels and other necessities. (With a bunch of kids, this would be a great setup.)

    Thanks so much!

  5. anthony says:

    will the wood become rotten due to the water?

  6. Mo 8) says:

    Great idea, Thye Foo.

    Love the fresh look. Good idea to use blind to let in the light but block sight of the other building.

    I’m about to lose view of the hills due to new building.

  7. Barbara says:

    Even though I might have left the tall upright to the right of the sink, to make it easier to mount a mirror over the sink, a telescoping mirror could still be attached to the upright on the left. Cool hack!

  8. Courtney says:

    Wow. What a simple and easy fix! I can really see potential for staining the wood. I think it could look really modern and fresh with some color. Great job!

  9. nope. don’t like it. looks a little too 4th grade camp for me. but well done in the ingenuity department.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Looks nice. Good idea. I agree that sealing the wood might be smart.

  11. April says:

    I love this. We were looking for a counter/storage option for our tiny house and this is inspiring!

  12. Jesse says:

    I never give up a good window! Great otherwise

  13. Marleen says:

    I love how it looks like the sink is just another planter, standing on the shelf loose!

    (I think there’s a blind over the window…)

  14. Anonymous says:

    i to wonder were the window went but ithink it is jUST A BLIND PULLED DOW. BUT VERY NICE JOB ..

  15. Nice and simple. I like it. Well done :)

  16. Dora says:

    Very pretty and tasteful.

  17. Keri Donald says:

    Good idea, but where’d the window go?

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