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Jun032010

Reader request - bathroom vanities

Sorry for my lack of reader request posts lately - things have been a little hairy for me (and with 9 cats now I mean that in every sense of the word). This one comes from Brooke: "I have one request: bathroom vanity's using antique dressers. I am renting an apartment, and going to school to become a designer... and once I am all done and find a place of my own - I will be sure to find a fixer upper... and in that fixer upper will be many fab finds such as a vintage dresser vanity!" I adore dressers repurposed as vanities so I was shocked to find out I didn't have that many photos of this brilliant idea. So below are some vintage dressers, tables, maybe some not so vintage dressers, and even an Ikea kitchen island. (The last photo after the jump has been a favourite of mine for a loooong time).

Sköna hem Elle Decor
Nuevo Estilo Mark Olson
Kristen Buckingham House and Garden
Kara Mann Sunset
Sunset Sunset
pattern of life Phoebe Howard

design*sponge
Canadian House & Home
Côté Maison
Jordi Canosa
Sunset
House To Home
Dwell

Reader Comments (10)

I really like these! All very different, but all very beautiful. I especially like the Elle Decor, House & Garden, and Sunset. All great vanity ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

3 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

what a fun request! vanities are so wonderfully feminine. there's nothing like a ruffly chair and trays of perfume to carve out your own corner of a room! i love the yellow in the sunset picture.

3 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Darling

I was kind of 'meh' -- until the last one. It belongs in a ravaged vintage movie theatre, the sort with a warren of old dressing rooms made into bathrooms. The place you went to gossip with your friends because the movie was terrible, but just being out was velvet! The green marble-top table is wonderful too.

Maybe it's just me, but antique dressers made into vanities just make me cringe -- watermarks! Toothpaste smears! Bathrooms have to be *scrubbed*, which includes every surface of a vanity... the sheer ruin to the delicate surfaces just doesn't make sense. Looks fabulous, of course.

3 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

Thanks so so much for doing a post on these! I have been wanting to do this in my ensuite for SUCH a long time but have been unsure about it. I think it would be fabulous if I could get an old dresser to match my bedroom suite.

3 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Thanks for including my bathroom! I had a ton of fun making it all come together. And for $30, it was well worth it. Oh, and it's actually quite easy to clean, especially since we put a serious clear coat on the surface, therefore, no damage.

3 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

.. bathroom is my favourite room !!!!!!! thanks for the pictures .. as always a stunning collection !! :D

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorella

@Carrie -- which bathroom was yours???

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

Wow these are so stunning. I love all the dual vanities.

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Those orange subway tiles in the Sunset image are to die for. We have two bath remodels planned this year in our home, so this post was perfectly timed...Thanks!

4 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassiMO

Los espejos son preciosos

24 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNur

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