Sunday, April 5, 2009

Vampire of the Vanities

Don't you love those antique dressers or sideboards turned into bathroom vanities? I know I do. Take a look at these...




This vanity belongs to Linda at Lime in the Coconut. Isn't it great?

So I found a website with a lot of antique sideboards. Can't you just see these turned into bathroom vanities? One of these days...






Do you have a favorite?

26 comments:

Love Where You Live said...

These can be used practically so many different ways. Must I pick a favorite? You offer a nice selection, so it's hard to pick just one. I like the long Asian inspired one, in addition to the black one. Oops, I went for two...see?! -susan

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I love the 4th and 5th pictures down. They are all so pretty though.
~Michelle

Lisa said...

I love the 2nd one with the floral sink. Darling!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the third one down. We have a faux vintage vanity in our master bath. I would love the real thing. We are thinking about putting one in the guest bath. That just has a builder cabinet and formica top...

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Each is pretty in it's own way. I just couldn't cut into an antique to fit the sink. I've wondered if you could just remove the original top and use other wood or granite, saving the original in case you ever wanted to convert it back? I'm just a stickler for not disturbing antiques, I won't even paint something unless it's been previously painted.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

It is amazing what you can use these days...the sky is the limit!I recently saw an old huge shell (real!) as a sink on an old driftwood piece as the vanity...very cool! Also love the light, long antique piece...that is similar to the one we did in our other bathroom!

Hey, girl, thanks for including mine in the group!

Velvet and Linen said...

I love turning old furniture pieces into sink cabinets.
These are some beautiful examples.
I turned an old Swedish cabinet into my sink cabinet.
It is my favorite piece in my bathroom.

xo
Brooke

GrannySmithGreen said...

My goodness! The second to last is calling my name. I like the way the sink plays second fiddle. You notice the lovely furniture first. Decisions decisions!

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Wow, what finds! But I don't think I could choose a favorite. If hard-pressed, I'd pick the style in photo #3 as I've always liked the Queen Anne era. Thanks for sharing all these photographs with us! ~Arleen

Louise said...

Oh yes, what a great idea, a SIDEBOARD so you can have a double vanity! GREAT IDEA! I like the second one best by far.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love the look of them I just always wonder how they hold up to use. I love the white one with the vessel on top!

Manuela

for the love of a house said...

OMGosh... that first photo with the circle in the center- be still my heart! Love it!
joan

mary said...

Love them all.....have done this in my last two homes and it seems so right.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's hard for me to choose!! They're all beautiful. I'd love to do something like this.

One of my favorite "adapted" vanities has always been Linda's. It's so unusual. Of course, her home is amazing, so it is no surprise!

Renee Finberg said...

i have a real thing for this !

i almost always get clients to use furniture for drop in sinks in baths.
i just think it looks and feels so
interesting.

anybody can have what comes with the house......boring.

Rose said...

Although I'm not an antiques person, I do appreciate the beauty and creativity of sideboard vanities. In the right home, they make such a stunning piece. Great choices, Sandra!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Yes, I sure do too! I'll probably never get to do these again, but I sure enjoyed them in my last house. They are so great to live with.

SILVIA said...

yes! all of them..lol
they are just beautiful, i'm a big fan of hutches and sideboards...thanks..
silvia.

forthesakeoftime said...

The black one has such potential. I would love to have it in my master bath. Thank you for sharing such lovely ideas.

dec0r8or said...

I love them all!! This post has reminded me that I have a vanity in my basement awaiting this treatment! Time to start bowl shopping!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love all of these, but Linda's at Lime in the Coconut is one of my faves. Beautiful!

Barbara said...

Sandra, They all have good points, i would like to combine some and make my own, but they are wonderful. Hard to choose just one.

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campwandawega said...

These vanities are beautiful. I love how antique they look.