First, the bathtub set that she received for her dolls did not have a sink included.
So, I had to build one!
So, I had to build one!
Here is what I started with: A jewelry box ($4.50), an old soap dish,($0.45) both from Goodwill,
and a soap dispenser with a chrome finish ($1.00) from Dollar Tree.
The top of the jewelry box has a little door which you can open and add a photo underneath.
This jewelry box is especially perfect for this project because it already has a nice oval to place the sink under. But if your dad is handy with tools, he can cut a circle or oval and just sand it smooth.
I removed the little door knob, the existing glass under the oval shape and I traced it with a pencil.
Next, I removed that little door and I made a hole with my drill.
The oval hole was a little small, so with a jigsaw, I finished the job.
The jewelry box by itself was a little short for an 18" doll.
So, I cut four pieces of 1" x 1" wood for the legs.
After sanding the wood, I primed and painted it.
I used acrylic paint which can be found for less than .50 at the craft store.
Here you see the jewelry box without the drawers,
and the little door with the oval shape where I will put the sink.
I glued the soap dish onto a piece of wood, just to make sure the future "sink"
would be level with the top of the vanity.
Now, you see the "sink" with the "drain" made with a washer glued onto a black circle of paper. Note that I needed to adjust the top by cutting a notch to fit the soap dish. Instead of a straight cut, I had to make a curve on both sides and I now have a perfect fit. Glue was used for the top of the vanity.
View of the top of the vanity, now with the picture frame "door" added back on top of the sink.
For the towel bar, I bought a chrome drawer pull from the local hardware store. ($2.90)
For my faucet, I cut the top of the soap dispenser off.
With a small piece of brown and black paper, I created a "sensor" for my faucet
instead of adding hot and cold knobs. But if you prefer, silver beads could be added
for the hot and cold knobs.
I used chrome spray paint ($3.00) on the drawer pulls to tie them together with
the rest of the chrome finishing on the faucet and towel bar.
And it's done! Here I removed the last drawer for extra towels.
Or you can keep them in.
Total cost: $11.85
However, you may already have some of these items such as an old soap dispenser or
a different colored paint you might already have for the drawer pulls, making this
project even less. It really depends on how much you want to put into it.
You will need someone with the tools to cut your hole for the sink.
The rest is really up to you how you want to customize it.
That's all! I hope you enjoyed it! :)