Sideboard Turned Vanity

antique Jacobean sideboard made into a bathroom vanity with bowl shaped vessel sinkRepurpose an antique sideboard into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for the bath.

DD2’s master bathroom remodel has been put on hold while we play the waiting game – the vanity is on backorder until mid-April.  Although I keep revisiting the option of repurposing a vintage piece, I don’t think it’s the right choice for her house.  While it is important to do what you love in your home, resale comes to mind and going vintage would most likely scare away many potential buyers in her neighborhood.  That said, this Jacobean sideboard would be perfect with its dark stain and shelf below for fabric lined baskets – important for a room lacking in storage.  The charming space is a mix of masculine and feminine with the strong lines and visual weight of the vanity along with the delicate floral wallpaper and fabric.  This was an easy switch from the dining room to bath, with the simple addition of a bowl-style vessel sink and single lever wall mount faucet.

mahogany sideboard made into a double sink master bath vanity For the Love of a House blogAt only $75, this mahogany buffet was a steal for this homeowner/blogger.  The double sinks were offset just a tad (not centered over the doors) so there is a bit of counter on each end and the door storage wasn’t completely overtaken with the plumbing.   Cararra marble counter and backsplash were added, and the marble tones were repeated with the white painted beadboard and soft gray walls.  Recessed medicine cabinets provide Mr and Mrs more storage.  Towel bars were cut to size for each end of the vanity, keeping the wall visually cleaner without the normal hand towel clutter.  Hardwood floors are sealed with tung oil, making them more water friendly.  The white cowhide rug, heavy cotton chenille upholstered chair and Czechoslovakian chandelier are also additions not normally found in a bathroom.  I’m rethinking DD2’s remodel once again.  I bet you’re looking around too.

(Sources: 305sealanelajolla.com, For the Love of a House)

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4 Responses to Sideboard Turned Vanity

  1. Jordan@the2seasons March 20, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Wow this is beautiful. What a great idea. Now I wish my bathroom was big enough to do this but I only have room for a pedestal sink.

  2. RHome410 March 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Gorgeous! I love the baskets that add just the right touch to the otherwise heavy piece.

  3. laxsupermom March 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Both examples are beautiful! It makes me wish I had kept my old sideboard instead of Craigslisting it. Looking forward to seeing what you end up with.

  4. Tricia Rose March 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    If you want beautiful furniture in your bathroom, you have to use beautiful furniture in your bathroom don’t you? C’est la logique!

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