How to Turn Nightstands into a Vanity

Turn two old bedside tables into a brand new vanity for your bedroom.
Repurpose Old Bedroom Nighstands Into A Charming Vanity

Repurpose Old Bedroom Nighstands Into A Charming Vanity

In just nine steps, HGTV's Design On a Dime can help you turn two old bedside tables into a brand new vanity for your bedroom.

From: Design on a Dime

Don't have a use for those old nightstands anymore? Put them to use by making a vanity with them in this project.

Materials and Tools:

table saw
pin-nail gun and pin nails
iron
miter saw
finish-nail gun and finish nails
caulking gun
palm sander
mini paint roller with roller pad
paintbrush
screw gun or Phillips screwdriver
¾-inch plywood
wood glue
edge banding
eight 2-by-2-inch wood dowels or blocks
two one-drawer nightstands
construction adhesive
sanding discs
paint
paint tray
screws
drawer pulls

Steps:

1. Cut down two pieces of ¾-inch plywood to the desired size of the tabletop.

2. Glue and pin-nail the two pieces together.

Banding Your Plywood Together For a New Vanity

Banding Your Plywood Together For a New Vanity

In step 1, cut down two pieces of 3/4-inch plywood to the desired size of the tabletop. Next, glue and pin-nail the two pieces together. Then, use an iron to adhere the edge banding to the entire outside edge of the plywood.

From: Design on a Dime

In step 1, cut down two pieces of 3/4-inch plywood to the desired size of the tabletop. Next, glue and pin-nail the two pieces together. Then, use an iron to adhere the edge banding to the entire outside edge of the plywood.

3. Use an iron to adhere the edge banding to the entire outside edge of the plywood.

4.To raise the height of the table, cut the eight dowels to the desired height with a miter saw set at zero for a flush straight cut.

5. Attach the dowels to the four top corners of each nightstand using wood glue and a finish-nail gun.

Putting the Finishing Touches On Your New Bedroom Vanity

Putting the Finishing Touches On Your New Bedroom Vanity

HGTV's Design On a Dime : To raise the height of the table, cut the eight dowels to the desired height with a miter saw set at zero for a flush straight cut. Next, attach the dowels to the four top corners of each nightstand using wood glue and a finish-nail gun. Then, lay the plywood on top of the dowel pieces and adhere with construction adhesive and finish nails. Sand the entire piece with a palm sander, and wipe clean to remove any dust. Paint the entire piece using a mini roller and paintbrush, and attach new hardware.

From: Design on a Dime

HGTV's Design On a Dime : To raise the height of the table, cut the eight dowels to the desired height with a miter saw set at zero for a flush straight cut. Next, attach the dowels to the four top corners of each nightstand using wood glue and a finish-nail gun. Then, lay the plywood on top of the dowel pieces and adhere with construction adhesive and finish nails. Sand the entire piece with a palm sander, and wipe clean to remove any dust. Paint the entire piece using a mini roller and paintbrush, and attach new hardware.

6. Lay the plywood on top of the dowel pieces and adhere with construction adhesive and finish nails.

7. Sand the entire piece with a palm sander. Wipe clean to remove any dust.

8. Paint the entire piece using a mini roller and paintbrush.

9. Attach new hardware.

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