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Roundup: 10 DIY Sinks and Vanities (and a Tub and Shower Too!)

DIYer's turning bowls into vessel sinks and dressers into vanities, aren't new ideas, but the DIYer's included in this roundup did it right. Also in our list are some ideas that might serve as inspiration for the next big thing  in bathroom fixture repurposing. 

Jill bought a bamboo $20 bowl at World Market and turned it into a lovely vessel sink. She wrote up a how-to 5 months after its installation, just to make sure it held up. It does!

Ginger used a resin bowl to make her vessel sink.

An IKEA Hacker turned a $15 BLANDA BLANK salad bowl into a vessel sink. 

From industrial to farmhouse, this galvanized steel turned laundry tub is so charming it hurts. And I want one.

Instructabler CaptainJester tells us how he turned this dresser...

into this bathroom vanity:

This $79 Salvation Army find was turned into...

this vanity:

For a larger vanity, cabinets, like this one...

work great too. 

How about a whiskey/wine barrel turned into a vanity? Sure, why not. Those like one from Willowbee clock in around $1,400. However, you can buy brand new oak wine barrels for $525 and flawed barrels for as low as $275 at Kentucky Barrels. You can buy used ones at Kentucky Barrels too, but they might be harder to find. 

We've covered homemade sinks and vanities; now for a diy bathtub. Okay, so it's not exactly DIY, and it's for outdoor use—but I could imagine someone using a galvanized steel livestock tank for an indoor tub too. (Note the laundry tub above.) 

Of course, we can't forget a DIY shower. Again, this one is for outside, but what a great way to enjoy a warm summer day in a secluded spot. The addition of a rustic ladder/towel holder and a stake table to hold soap and a puffy are the icing on the cake.  

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Grisha Bornsztein on Jan 21, 2016:

@Mike, one barrel is about 60 gallons of wine.


MIke Carmona on Jan 20, 2016:

how many liters is a barrel of wine?


Chrissy g. on May 19, 2014:

Please inform me where I can possibly order the galvanized sink and pedestal ! Love the look for my laundry room!


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