Bathroom vanity

Published on January 19th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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PS vanity





Floating vanities are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have this one from Jenni.

She says, “This cabinet is in our bathroom. It is a white PS cabinet. The legs were removed, then painted with white gloss enamel to get a true white (original white is cream in colour). It was attached to the wall from the inside of the cabinet, so no legs required and at the height we needed.

We had a piece of chocolatey timber cut to cover top of cabinet with a little overhang, hole cut out to drop basin into and finished with a 2pac seal for waterproofing. Sink hole was also cut into the top of PS, then the timber lid was attached to cabinet. Next was securing in sink and plumbing in tap mixer. It is working very nicely.”

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15 Responses to PS vanity

  1. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Nice work!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Are those keys where I expect the handles to be? Heh, if you can lock your vanity, then you know guests won’t be snooping in your “medicine cabinet”!

  3. I love these floaters. But not every wall is suitable for this. Too soft and you’ll rip a part of it out.

  4. DJinny says:

    Well done!!! Wow!
    xx

  5. Anonymous says:

    One thing to be careful of if you are standing in front of this cabinet a lot is that the keys are pretty weak and if you bump them too hard the key part can actually break off in the lock. I wish there was a latch to keep the doors closed on the PS. It’s such a poor design with those keys being the only thing keeping the door shut. If anyone has a hack for that, I’d love to see it.

  6. Sheesham says:

    Love these floating furniture ideas. Makes it much easier to clean under compared to one with legs.

    I’d imagine it’s be an easy enough job to replace those locks with a simple turn handle which operates the door latch if you’re worried about snapping the keys. In fact, I’d be surprised if most hardware stores don’t carry something that’d fit the exising holes almost perfectly. Either that or remove the latch leaving just the lock fronts for a bit of detail and secure the door with magnets.

  7. Jenni says:

    Thank you for comments & all points very true. The cabinet wall was well prepared to support the unit, we had the luxury of of doing this before the plaster was fitted.
    I agree about the keys not being terribly strong, fortunately there is an overhang on top & it will be no problem to replace with handles when the time comes, magnets are a great idea sheesham!
    Thanks again for taking the time to comment.
    Jenni.

  8. the result is very nice, i like what you did to this old cabinet.

  9. Oh! I love the shape of this sink very unique.

  10. info says:

    View another creative recycled design furniture by Italian designers on http://www.ecohandmade.it

  11. Jenni says:

    WOW, “info”, thanks for that brilliant link.
    It’s a joy to see the creativeness of some people.

  12. I don’t know if I like that material it’s made of so much but I like that idea of mounting the cabinet like that. It looks nice, just not my personal style.

    -Jenny

  13. Great idea to take off the legs and adjust the height to what you need or like

  14. I never would have thought to use a cabinet as a sink, neat idea!

  15. I like that it’s ‘floating’ as you say, looks good. I’m going to go look at a few cabinets at IKEA and see if I find one I’d like to try this with.

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