Published on January 27th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Powder Room by JANEJIRA

Materials: kitchen cabinet

Description: Get the expensive floating vanity look without paying high dollars! I used the kitchen cabinet here, and installed sideways. Best of all, I found the cabinet and doors on the clearance section, so I paid something like $20 for the whole vanity! The handle was a leftover from a kitchen project.


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Jules Yap

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17 Responses to Powder Room by JANEJIRA

  1. Irma Burne says:

    That wash basin looks setup very lovely! it just fits in with the powder room’s lighting setup. To think that the base was just a kitchen cabinet on sideways…

  2. It’s 4′x5′. Goodluck with your project!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love the floating vanity look, I think it really helps to tone down this otherwise very busy and dramatic powder room.
    And yes, a better matching soap dispenser/dish and less clutter on the already small vanity would help pull together the high end look of this space.
    Also, I do have concerns regarding your countertop material though. Any splashing will quickly result in a deteriorating finish.

  4. Anonymous says:

    you really should check out Pippa’s kitchen skimmer turned soap dish, which would work very well with your round vessel sink, that plastic dispenser just does not belong.
    Great looking vanity cabinet!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bathroom sink and faucet combo can be purchased on
    I assume you have two magnet closures on the cabinet to keep the door in its closed position?

  6. love your powder room decor and color.

  7. Anonymous says:

    That’s an amazing price for the look. I don’t see this cabinet on the website. You say you installed it sideways, so is this a door front cabinet? Was it intended as a wall cabinet? How do you keep the door from falling open? Our powder room desperately needs a new cabinet and we need to find a bargain like this, so I’d love to know more about how you made this work so well. I love your results! You did a beautiful job pulling the whole room together with those brilliant colors.

    • It’s a regular kitchen wall cabinet. You’d have to modify the hinge to keep it close…only a couple of dollars more, you can find the parts at Home Depot. Thanks for the comment and sorry for the late reply. I forgot to check this website! :)

  8. Ksenia says:

    How big is this room. My husband and I are thinking of converting our small walk-in closet into a powder room, but we are not sure if it is big enough. Love the colors of your tile on walls, btw :)

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