Bring new use to an old teak sideboard as a Bali villa-style bathroom vanity. After a quick revamp, have your plumber connect the basin and mixer, then accessorise in style.
Gather your supplies:
• Balinese-style teak sideboard (or similar)
• Stain and varnish (we used Feast Watson in Black Japan)
• Countertop basin and basin mixer
You’ll also need:
Super-fine steel wool or fine-grit sandpaper; pencil; tape measure; drill and hole saws, to suit; drop sheet; paintbrush and tray
Note: Have a plumber connect basin and mixer.
Using steel wool or sandpaper and working in direction of grain, rub over surfaces of sideboard. This roughens surfaces, ready for application of new top coat. Wipe away dust.
Using pencil and tape measure, mark position of required holes for basin and mixer on top and back of sideboard.
Fit drill with hole saw of required diameter, then cut holes in marked positions. Brush away sawdust.
Lay drop sheet and put sideboard on top. Remove drawers and set aside.
Pour stain and varnish into paint tray. Apply 1 coat to carcass using brush. For a neat finish, keep brush strokes running in same direction as grain of timber. Let dry. Apply 1 coat to fronts of drawers. Stand drawers on end to dry.
Move sideboard into position in your bathroom. Replace drawers.