A good carpenter can easily create an antique chest vanity for a bath by adapting a vintage piece.
This charmingly painted, country style two-door commode lends itself especially well to becoming an antique chest vanity. The reason to go to the trouble of finding and adapting a piece of furniture like this one is character. A piece of vintage furniture is a one-of-a-kind choice for a bath, especially a powder room. It adds some mystery and history to a house as well even when it’s fitted with a generic white drop in sink and sink faucet. This vanity is a beauty with a paneled apron above the doors. that’s so helpful because it eliminated reworking drawer fronts to make them stationary. The painted rim around the top of the chest frames the sink and ties into the black diamond motifs on the doors. Funny how those details count.
As conversions go, this one looks relatively easy. While a less than supernally elegant rimmed sink was used (and I won’t insult the faucets in public) it was simply dropped into the cut out on top, and fitted up through the back so the drain doesn’t show.
The advantage of using an old piece is obvious from the photo. It’ so pretty and it dresses up a guest bath which is a place to embellish. But a chest of any vintage could be easily “aged” with paint and glaze, or sanded down to become sleekly modern. Once the basic style works, the rest is up to you.
(Source: Coastal Living)
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