A few weeks ago, we took a look at ways to incorporate vintage furniture into your bathroom. If you love the idea of adding a little character to your bathroom but don't have space for a whole armoire, why not consider using a vintage piece as the base for your sink? It's a look that's surprisingly versatile — you don't have to live in a farmhouse to embrace the idea. Take a gander at these inspiring examples.
Above: a vintage table turned vanity, thanks to the addition of a vessel sink. From BHGRE.
I love the way this oversized sink perfectly fits the top of this vintage piece. From HGTV.
Why not turn a gorgeous old library table into a sink? It works perfectly with the gentlemanly-bohemian vibe this bathroom has going on. From Lonny.
This sink console may of may not be a midcentury piece turned vanity — but that shouldn't stop you from repurposing a similar console in your own bathroom. Photo from Linda Bergroth.
A weathered table adds a little extra texture to this bathroom from California Home & Design.
Pieces like these used to be used to hold washbasins in the days before indoor plumbing — so repurposing one as a vanity feels just right. From Nuevo Estilo.
This vintage marble basin, sitting on an antique table, is just gorgeous. Spotted on Veranda.
This table lends a rustic feel to the bathroom. Spotted on Houzz.
So you may have noticed that there are three different ways to do this:
1. Purchase a vessel sink that sits on top of your antique piece.
2. Carve a hole into your dresser or table, and drop the sink in.
3. Have a custom top made, with a hole for the sink, that fits your piece.
Whichever way you choose, you will probably have to do a little cutting. Behind My Heart has a great tutorial for transforming a vintage piece into a vanity, with some behind-the-scenes photos and advice. If you do choose to go this route, we wish you happy thrifting, and happy DIYing. And maybe send us a picture of the finished bathroom when all is said and done. :)