With all the variety of vanity cabinets offered by loads of retailers, the choices are just so many. You can possibly get a cheap one but you need to look at quality.
One good inexpensive and money-saving idea is building a bathroom vanity cabinet yourself, either by restoration or from scratch. If you are resourceful enough, you will be able to find second hand cabinets.
It would be fun to go around garage sales and watching out for that rare piece of furniture, and when you had found it, you will be able to restore it into a functional yet beautiful handiwork of a cabinet. If you want to start from scratch, and budget is not a problem, then that’s also doable.
First thing you will want to do is measure the area in your bathroom where you intend to place the vanity cabinet. You will need these measurements when you scout around for existing cabinets that you can restore.
When you find the right piece that measures just right, take it home, and start your project. First thing that needs to be done is sanding the wood to a smooth finish. However, to do this you will need to remove first the doors and hinges from your vanity, and ensure that you put the screws in a storage jar so you will not lose them.
Sand all surfaces of the entire vanity, and both sides of all doors at least three times. Using a heavy-grit sandpaper, start by removing major blemishes. Level the surface, and with medium-grit sandpaper, remove the old finish. Then lastly, using a fine grit sandpaper, smoothen the wood. Use clean rags to wipe away dust between each sanding. Remove the dust from the work area with a vacuum when you have complete the sanding.
With another clean rag, apply stain to the vanity walls and doors, inside and out. Let dry completely. Then over the dry finish, brush a layer of polyurethane and let this dry completely too. Buff with newspaper for a high-gloss finish. To complete your new finish, apply two more coats of stain, and polyurethane onto the vanity and doors.
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Simple restoration projects do help a lot in upgrading your own bathroom. Just re-painting could also salvage old cabinets and vanities. It is always a must to remove first the doors and hardware from cabinets so that the sanding and painting would be properly administered.
With these do it yourself projects, it will be so easy to improve the look and feel of your bathroom. Besides saving a lot of money, your own handiwork adds a lot more personal meaning to your bathroom décor, knowing that your vanity cabinet has been created with your own sweat and love poured into it.