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Trash or Treasure rustic-bathroom

Trash or Treasure

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April 2, 2013
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Strap from an airplane to secure luggage.
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December 20, 2012
dneal10 wrote:
I love the countertop where can I get it, what is it?
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It is an old oak desk used as a vanity. The counter top is varnished oak. The sink is from Kohler.
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December 12, 2012
John Brunelle wrote:
What is the depth of the desk the sink was placed in? - I have an old oak desk that I could use but it is 33 inches deep. That seems too deep.
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A standard vanity is 20"-24" deep. If you have the space you could use the 33" desk but ensure you install the sink within a few inches from the front of the desk.
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September 30, 2012
renoqueen wrote:
I like the sink - it looks like a wider, deeper sink than most standard bathroom styles. Where is it from?
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They are burnt out florescent tubes with an incandescent interior light bulb built by Gordie Warnoff of A Higher Plane.
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July 24, 2014
bella_mar wrote:
was there anything used to seal the wood from moisture ?
May 25, 2014
dramaticdesigns wrote:
Genius design! Love the wall and door color selection. What are they?
April 2, 2014
Pat Curtis wrote:
Like to use those windows around my shower. Where could I find them?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

This truly inventive vanity is created from an old desk. The drawers make perfect storage for toiletries and necessities.
Lisa Frederick added this to Design 2012: Not Your Grandma's Antiques
An old office desk transformed into a vanity is a genius touch. The drawers provide extra storage for toiletries.
Some genius designer repurposed a 1900s oak banker's desk as a bathroom vanity. I'll say it again: genius. The desk probably had a rolltop that was either busted or wasn't used. These are some of the heaviest, most solid pieces known to collectors. It's a great example of someone thinking outside the box.
An old teacher's desk also makes a lovely vanity. And here the drawer space can be saved, since the plumbing can fit in the middle.
The depth of a standard vanity ranges from 18 to 24 inches. While you may find an old dresser that is that deep, any size piece can actually be used, within the confines of your space. If you are repurposing a larger and deeper dresser or vintage desk, like the one pictured here, make sure that you place the sink close enough to the front edge to avoid excessive reaching. Setting the sink 3 to 4 inches from the front edge will prevent splashes onto the floor and allow easy access to the water.

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tulasas added this to tulasas's Ideas
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luvallmykids added this to Bathroom Ideas
large sink
peacemoe added this to Cottage bathroom
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Like the desk as cabinet
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roll up plastic for west deck shade
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March 19, 2015
Love using the desk as a vanity/sink.
tamhum added this to Re-purposing
March 19, 2015
desk works perfectly - good wood color without any changing.
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March 18, 2015
windows, light fixture
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March 18, 2015
Old desk as vanity
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Old desk vanity
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March 16, 2015
Desk vanity
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March 12, 2015
Convertible vanity
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March 7, 2015
old desk sink
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March 3, 2015
Wow, maybe we should have kept our knee hole desk.
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March 3, 2015
love this for guest room vanity
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February 27, 2015
no words for how much I love the old desk as vanity. Also maybe as kitchen island?
pamelawm added this to MasterBath
February 27, 2015
nice upcycle of an old desk
Lindsay Eve added this to lindsay_eve's Ideas
February 24, 2015
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February 22, 2015
this is an old teachers desk so you don't lose any drawers when you put in the plumbing since there is a space there already
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February 19, 2015
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Old desk
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February 15, 2015
Desk for lavatory
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February 15, 2015
Light idea
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February 12, 2015
Old desk as bath counter
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February 11, 2015
The idea of a desk
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Interior windows
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February 5, 2015
If there are any bathrooms that we can do something interesting with the vanity, I like the idea of a desk-as-vanity
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February 3, 2015
Desk as vanity
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January 30, 2015
warmth of the wood, reclaimed desk sink...but how practical is this?
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January 29, 2015
small desk for sink? would lose the drawers on the left
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January 26, 2015
half bath cabinet
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Light fixture
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January 24, 2015
The depth of a standard vanity ranges from 18 to 24 inches. While you may find an old dresser that is that deep, any size piece can actually be used, within the confines of your space. If you are repurposing a larger and deeper dresser or vintage desk, like the one pictured here, make sure that you place the sink close enough to the front edge to avoid excessive reaching. Setting the sink 3 to 4 inches from the front edge will prevent splashes onto the floor and allow easy access to the water.
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January 24, 2015
Another old desk. Another vanity unit.
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January 22, 2015
desk base
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January 21, 2015
Repurposing a desk into a bathroom vanity!
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January 21, 2015
I like that it is made from an old desk.
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January 21, 2015
desk converted to vanity. warm weird tones. industrial window panes.
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January 19, 2015
old desk as vanity
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January 16, 2015
desk sink?
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repurposed desk for vanity
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January 15, 2015
old desk LOVE!
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repurposed desk as vanity
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Great door!
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Zanimivo predelana mizA
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January 8, 2015
sink in desk
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January 5, 2015
Old classy look
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vanity idea for mom
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January 3, 2015
Vanity idea for Mom!
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January 3, 2015
Bathroom 2
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Color of door
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old oak desk as vanity
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December 29, 2014
desk as vanity
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December 28, 2014
Roll down floor-length shade
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December 19, 2014
door, good for whole house
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Desk turned into vanity for bathroom
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December 12, 2014
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A desk for vanity
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Wooden Vanity
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December 4, 2014
Love the desk sink!
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December 4, 2014
th desk
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December 2, 2014
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November 26, 2014
desk conversion
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November 24, 2014
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November 24, 2014
desk vanity
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November 16, 2014
Like the reused desk. What's with the fluorescent lights?
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November 15, 2014
gray doors
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Door color
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Door interior color
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November 10, 2014
The desk sink
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November 10, 2014
Vintage vanity desk. Wow.
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November 6, 2014
door colour
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Porte grise
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October 31, 2014
Bureau en meuble de sdb
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October 31, 2014
A simple upcycle of a vintage piece of furniture can add character and charm in a space OR give the space a very clean classic look
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October 28, 2014
Antique desk into vanity
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October 19, 2014
vanity desk !!
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Bathroom roll top desk
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October 11, 2014
very cool way to utilize a vintage desk!
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October 6, 2014
accessible wood
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October 1, 2014
great idea!
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September 29, 2014
Wall color?
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September 29, 2014
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September 28, 2014
Desk as sink
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September 26, 2014
Drawers on the side completely usable
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September 24, 2014
jess: bath
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September 23, 2014
Glass on top pantry
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desk vanity
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September 16, 2014
Cabinet of old desk
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September 15, 2014
neat idea using a vintage desk in the bath.
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September 14, 2014
Desk turned into a vanity
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September 14, 2014
Windows and the desk turned vanity
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September 14, 2014
desk as a vanity
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September 12, 2014
love the desk sink
Gene Mayo added this to Bathroom Ideas
September 8, 2014
Desk Vanity
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September 8, 2014
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September 7, 2014
love the old school look....
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September 4, 2014
cottage desk
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September 3, 2014
Desk vanity
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September 3, 2014
This is awesome...the door, the hook the windows, especially the windows.
Brian Cleveland added this to Brian Cleveland's Ideas
September 1, 2014
Desk vanity sink
homeann added this to Hall Bathroom
August 31, 2014
big sink
Karen Mueller added this to Master bathroom
August 30, 2014
vanity made from old desk. Cool idea but prefer modern built-ins. Maybe for guest or downstairs bath. We have a number of old desks/vanities.
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August 30, 2014
door colour
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August 24, 2014
Sink vanity from old desk
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August 24, 2014
warmth of old oak.
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August 22, 2014
desk as vanity
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August 20, 2014
Old desk turned into a sink. Interesting.
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August 20, 2014
repurposed desk
lonad added this to Buffets turned into vanities
August 14, 2014 old tanker desk turned into a vanity. Kind of cool and masculine. Very industrial looking which is a popular look. I don't see this in dad's house but I like the large sink.
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August 11, 2014
The mullioned windows, the converted old desk, side lighting of the bathroom counter and mirror
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Desk vanity
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August 5, 2014
Desk vanity
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August 4, 2014
desk as vanity
Jillian Goldberg added this to Jill Goldberg kitchen
July 30, 2014
Brilliant! An old desk!
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July 30, 2014
using a desk as a vanity. who would have thought!
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July 28, 2014
love the black window grids
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July 28, 2014
door color
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July 25, 2014
desk vanity
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July 25, 2014
Mirror with double from
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July 25, 2014
casey_annie added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 24, 2014
That looks great! I would of never thought about using a desk
erinjennings32 added this to erinjennings32's Ideas
July 23, 2014
Cool desk sink
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July 21, 2014
love the wooden desk converted into a vanity.
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July 20, 2014
Great door
cbeagye added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 16, 2014
An old teacher's desk makes a lovely vanity, and you don't lose any drawer space to plumbing fixtures.
jmcpro added this to Bathrooms
July 14, 2014
vanity next to window?
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July 14, 2014
desk as vanity
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Repurpose ideas
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July 12, 2014
I really love these windows!
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July 11, 2014
Desk vanity
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Desk repurposed as vanity
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July 11, 2014
ancien secrétaire pour meuble lavabo
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Vanity from old desk
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July 8, 2014
Big sink
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Sink in desk
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Color scheme
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July 4, 2014
windows to bedroom
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July 1, 2014
great idea to use a desk as a vanity.....junkyard chic
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June 28, 2014
The depth of a standard vanity ranges from 18 to 24 inches. While you may find an old dresser that is that deep, any size piece can actually be used, within the confines of your space. If you are repurposing a larger and deeper dresser or vintage desk, like the one pictured here, make sure that you place the sink close enough to the front edge to avoid excessive reaching. Setting the sink 3 to 4 inches from the front edge will prevent splashes onto the floor and allow easy access to the water.
Andrew Haley added this to Design
June 27, 2014
desk vanity
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June 25, 2014
Reminds me of Dad's schoolboy desk
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June 24, 2014
so cute
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June 24, 2014
Vanity n back splash.
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June 18, 2014
desk vanity way cool
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June 16, 2014
Brenda Storey added this to brenda_storey's Living Room ideas
June 15, 2014
I love these old desks but are just too big for modern use. this is a great way to enjoy their craftsmanship
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June 10, 2014
Great eclectic bath for an old house
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Main floor bath inspiration
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Moms idea
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Door color
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Great idea,using an antique desk
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June 5, 2014
cool light
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June 5, 2014
Vanity top with drawers on the 2 sides and middle empty.
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June 4, 2014
I like this vanity!
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June 3, 2014
never thought of this
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June 2, 2014
the windowpanes
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June 2, 2014
I see these at the auction all the time ! I never thought of turning one into a vanity. Brilliant !
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June 1, 2014
use an old desk as a vanity.
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May 31, 2014
Awesome vanity
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May 31, 2014
Brian's desk?
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