Vintage market find – or – my new vanity

May 3rd, 2013

I LOVE turning vintage/antique furniture pieces into bathroom vanities. It’s such a cost-effective way to get a really unique piece in your home. And if you’re a great budget shopper it can be cheaper than your average pedestal sink but with so much more style.

You may remember me altering a console table into a vanity in my first project house:

 

In our new house, I am planning on doing something similar, so I’ve been on the look-out for the perfect piece to remix. I heard about a local vintage market, and hoped in Mr. Project’s truck to see if I could find something magical. After going through nearly the entire market, I happened upon this gorgeous little lady:

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I’m pretty sure thats an antique vanity (pre-bathroom/plumbing). The height is perfect – including these cute little roller feet, the depth is just big enough for a sink, and the width is going to fit my bathroom just fine. I had to have her and went a little over my budget. But she’s just so pretty and I knew she would be a great conversation piece in our guest/powder bathroom.

I rolled her on outta there, and brought her home (her feet are not on in this pic, but they are sooo cute).

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I love how leggy she is, and that little under-frame is so unique. They just don’t make furniture like they used to.

Now I need to find a drop-in or vessel sink, and some sort of wall mounted faucet. I’m also planning on painting her black. What color would you paint her? I think black would be super elegant but I’m totally into black cabinetry right now.

 

3 Responses to “Vintage market find – or – my new vanity”

  1. libbywilko says:

    It looks sooo pretty ! I actually love a light colour on it maybe a cream …but that probably is because I want a shade of green or statement wallpaper in the guest powder room. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  2. cindy says:

    i would use a vessel sink with the wall mounted faucet……more storage in the little drawers beneath it. I have painted a lot of furniture and find that black tends to cover up the pretty details in these period pieces. trust me, those details are way too beautiful to hide.

    be brave and bold…how about the pantone color of the year…emerald??

    cindy

  3. Jen Allyson says:

    Great idea on the emerald Cindy! I’m totally in love with that color this year. Bought tons for my little boys to wear too. I definitely can see what you mean about the black… and I totally had my heart set one black. But a bold color would look amazing – maybe a dark/bright turquoise? I’ll have to experiment a little bit. Thanks for the suggestion!!

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