Budget Style: Vintage Vanities

July 30, 2012

It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through summer vacation already! While we’ve had plenty of fun and a whole lot of R&R going on around here, we have yet to complete the lagging renovation of our master bath. Now, “master” bath sounds quite grand but ours is more of a cubby hole! The shower was the guilty source of the nasty leak that inspired the demolition, but the vanity is a builder basic that really just needs to go. I think I’ve finally convinced Brad to rip it out but will have to get really creative when finding the budget-friendly replacement. And when I say budget, I mean as cheap as possible because this reno was definitely not on our radar for this summer! I love the idea of a vintage cast iron wall mounted sink and have seen several at the Bellingham Habitat for Humanity store for around $50 apiece. It would take some reinforcing for the supporting wall, as I’d imagine they weigh a tonne, so I’m open to re-jigging a vintage dresser or table instead…if I can find the perfect piece! Here are some lovely examples…

Better Homes & Gardens

Photo by Virginia MacDonald for Canadian House & Home

Photo by Kristin Sjaarda for The Marion House Book

Photo by William Waldrun for Elle Decor

Design*Sponge

Ellen’s Album

Feldman Architecture via Desire to Inspire

Photo by Laurey W. Glenn for  Southern Living 

Photo by Andrew Grinton for Canadian House & Home

I know that there are a few new vanities in this mix but I do love their simplicity, especially when paired with rustic and reclaimed wood elements. Isn’t that wood-slatted shower floor above fantastic? As I cruelly hinted at on Thursday, I’ve got a certain big project in the works (will just have to keep you hanging a wee bit longer!) so we’ll have to hustle and get our ensuite finished. The novelty of sharing one bathroom between all 5 of us has definitely gotten old too! Off to the beach now but have a wonderful Monday!

5 comments

1 Will @ Bright.Bazaar { 07.30.12 at 1:35 am }

I kinda of love a rustic country feel to a bathroom. I still dream of having one big enough for two sinks!! Have a great week :)
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2 Nadia { 07.30.12 at 7:04 am }

What a lovely post! I am actually hoping to get a new vanity soon so the inspiration helps! x
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3 Tan { 07.30.12 at 9:44 am }

That shower in the last photo is incredible! I love the wooden flooring
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4 Birch + Bird { 07.30.12 at 10:29 am }

I agree Will and two sinks would be divine…especially with 3 kids who will one day be teenagers!

5 Amelia Partridge { 08.04.12 at 2:17 pm }

Loving this look – shabby chic just works in every room, never lets you down X

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