Renovation Inspiration: Using Vintage Furniture as Bathroom Sink Cabinets & Consoles

updated Jul 16, 2020
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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.

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Above: a vintage table turned vanity, thanks to the addition of a vessel sink. From BHGRE.

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I love the way this oversized sink perfectly fits the top of this vintage piece. From HGTV.

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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.

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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.

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A weathered table adds a little extra texture to this bathroom from California Home & Design.

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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.

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This vintage marble basin, sitting on an antique table, is just gorgeous. Spotted on Veranda.

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This table lends a rustic feel to the bathroom. Spotted on Houzz.

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A custom marble top helps this vintage table, from BHG via Decorology, fit into its new bathroom home.

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. 🙂