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Published on August 17th, 2010 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Very Vanity Vessel Hack aka Vanity with vessel sink





Materials: Hollviken vessel sink, Billy Bookshelf, Akurum cabinet

Description: We determined we could fit a 1/2 bath in our large master bedroom. I wanted a vessel sink, but we couldn’t afford the expensive vessel sinks seen in the modern stores, so we set out to make our own…..hence the very vanity vessel hack.
I connected two Billy birch veneer book shelves in tandem with a piece of extra Billy Book shelf side of wood in between but with the opening opposite each other, this created a nuck on the inside facing the sink to place long items. On the outside, I placed shelving to display items and the one facing the vanity, I placed book shelves too, but I put glass door on it, so that I could place all of my toiletries, etc.

Keys to the hack:
1- securing the bookshelf to the wood piece to the next book shelf
2- finishing the exposed edges with iron-on birth colored wood veneer I found at a local hardware store
3 – left-over travertine tile broken up to form a mosaic pattern on our home made vessel sink-cabinet.
4 – extra birch wood side book shelf found in discount section of Ikea

If I had a do-over, I would have put the short legs on the bottom, but we tried that and it was too tall for me to use.

~ Ikeeea ’cause I-cannaa

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6 Responses to Very Vanity Vessel Hack aka Vanity with vessel sink

  1. These rooms are inspiring and would sure give IKEA a run for their money. I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks good, maybe you can put up some cool material over the back pieces to kind of cover the dead space and bring in texture and color.

  3. Keter says:

    Yes, covering the exposed backs of the Billy shelves will really put a nice finish on this project.

  4. eva says:

    i love this post, the room looks very comfortable and well organized.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! We have been struggling with finding the perfect modern vanity at a low price and you solved the dilemma. See you at IKEA.

  6. That vessel sink is so cute. It is so simple and I like the shape of it. It really fit to that small area.

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