We have the typical boring cabinets throughout our home- basic, no frills, and probably not much real wood either.
Step 1First, I painted the toe kick black to give the illusion of a shadow under a leggy furniture piece.
Step 2My next step to aid in the furniture illusion was to add legs to the cabinet. Because you hafta’ have legs on a leggy furniture-look vanity, right? Van Dyke’s has an awesome selection and I was able to find just the right style and size. The Greco Roman Square Tulip Foot (affiliate link) on Amazon is similar.
I measured the height of the toe kick on our cabinet in each spot where I wanted a leg, then looked for legs that would be a little taller than the largest measurement. (I wanted to have extra height to easily trim as needed to allow for uneven floors.)
I also knew I wanted the top section of the legs to be square so that it would transition smoothly to the future vanity skirts. Here is a closeup after priming, painting, and attaching to the vanity. (This pic was taken after we attached the skirts also.)
Step 3The cabinet stayed in that stage for several
With no budget for a new vanity, this project seemed like a good compromise. I think it fits with my love of curvy French country furniture, but of course you could create any style with different feet and skirt. Think you would give this a try?
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