Antique Sink Vanities - Add Style to Any Bath

If you're looking for a relatively easy way to transform the look of your bathroom, we recommend using an antique dresser or piece of furniture and re-purposing it as a sink vanity. Below, Cathy gives you a peak into her home and shows you a few stunning examples of similar projects. 

Inside Cathy's Home

Here is a glimpse of the master bathroom at my house in the Memorial area of Houston. I purchased the one-story home from the original owner who did not want her house demolished. Instead, I renovated it and kept much of the original charm and character. The master bath, though, was teeny-tiny by today's standards, so we completely gutted this area of the home and started from scratch. Here's a before shot...check out that pheasant wallpaper, which you know was really somethin' in it's day!  



We took an antique dresser, kept it's original hardware, had it professionally faux painted, added marble for the counter top with a small back-splash, and viola, a beautiful, one-of-a-kind bathroom vanity. Below, you can see where my friend Brigitte insisted that I have our carpenter adjust the drawers so that they were still functioning despite the sinks taking up some of the space. She was so smart to suggest this, because it's a handy place to stash things like toothpaste, hairbrushes, and other bathroom items that you don't want cluttering the counter. 

Stunning Sinks

Bathrooms are one of the most frequented rooms in a home, so why shouldn't they be stylish and interesting too? Whether it's a powder room for guests to use or something larger like the master bath, bathrooms can really make a statement in your house.

This powder bathroom isn't quite finished, but the light fixture and sink vanity already make the space outstanding. This is an imported French buffet console, repurposed with a sink dropped in the center. Don't you love the finish on this piece? We'll be sure to share the finished room soon!

We've gathered several other examples to share with you! You can find more about the sources of these projects and photos at our Pinterest page.  If you're looking to update a bathroom in your home, this is a great place to start. You'll see on Pinterest that you can find an already-finished antique, like the dresser above, or you can look for a steal at a resale shop or elsewhere and have it painted yourself. 

And keep in mind, we're a full service interior design firm, so if you're interested in working with us, you can email Courtney at and tell her a little bit about your needs. 

Thanks for visiting!! Much Love, Cathy

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