Since our little daughter (and probably also every other toddler) would like to do everything herself, we try our best to fulfill her wish.
Of course we do not want to slow down this zest for action in the bathroom when washing our hands or brushing our teeth and so a wooden children's chair was converted into a beautiful children's washstand / washbasin.
Table of contents:
- Building your own washbasin for kids
- Step 1 - Old Chair becomes washbasin
- Step 2 - Setting up and decorating the washstand
Building your own washbasin for kids
Here I would like to explain what material and tools are needed for this Do-It-Yourself project and how to make this great washstand. So you can build your own washbasin for children. The construction is quite simple, but the result is quite impressive, I think!
For the construction of the washbasin you first need a small wooden children's chair which can be upcycled very well. I shot it on eBay for only 7,- EUR (about 10 USD) and was luckily able to pick it up on the same day, because the seller lived only a few kilometers away from me.
In addition to the chair, you will also need a small washing bowl (preferably made of metal with a small edge), a drill with a drill bit, a jigsaw, some coarse and fine sandpaper and, if necessary, toy varnish if you want to paint the chair in a different colour.
Smaller accessories and utensils such as children's mirrors or a towel rail are also a must, of course, and later complete the appearance and functionality of the DIY washstand.
Step 1 - Old Chair becomes washbasin
First, the diameter of the washing bowl is measured and a corresponding opening is cut into the seat surface with a drill and a jigsaw. First simply cut out a circular hole with the drill bit, and then bring the whole thing to the required size of the wash bowl with the jigsaw.
Afterwards, all edges are sanded with sandpaper - until all cut edges are completely smooth. We don't want the little worm to catch a splinter of wood or cut itself somewhere when the washbasin is used. Now the wash bowl can be inserted and the chair already looks like a washstand.
Step 2 - Setting up and decorating the washstand
Basically, the washbasin for children is already ready and fits perfectly into the bathroom!
Personally, I didn't like the colour of the wood, and since white toy paint was left over from an earlier project (building a Hörbert-like MP3 player), the washbasin was painted white without further ado.
This is what our new children's washbasin looks like now.
The sink, toothbrush, soap and towel are now easily accessible for the child. A mirror completes the overall picture.
So the little worm can stand just like the big ones in the bathroom at the washbasin and wash his hands and face in front of the mirror and brush his teeth. 🙂
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