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IKEA items used: IKEA Hemnes 2-drawer sink cabinet in 31.5″ or 31-3/8″

I wanted a modern vanity/sink look in our bathroom and was not impressed by my options at the home improvement store or online.

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Photo: IKEA.com

The IKEA Hemnes was the right size and close to the right look, but the black round handles look like cartoon super wide-set bug eyes.

Hemnes black and white vanity makeover

Hemnes black and white vanity makeover

I found a cool modern black handle in 6.25″ wide and used the original holes for the outer edges of the pulls. Not only does it look unique, it is much easier to use the pulls since they’re closer to the center. Also, I wasn’t into any of the faucets IKEA had so I ordered a modern black one in a bar/prep sink style.

Hemnes black and white vanity makeover

Hemnes black and white vanity makeover

Steps for Hemnes black and white vanity makeover:
1. Install the vanity. You may need to cut down the PVC pipe coming out of the wall to fit the vanity.
2. On each drawer, drill a second hole (according to the length of the pull handles) towards the center of the drawer.
3. Install handles. Use a leveler to get them right.
4. Install the modern faucet. And you’re good to go.

Hemnes black and white vanity makeover

See the tutorial I shared on my blog (and more photos) here.

~ by Suzannah of Create/Enjoy