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Revamped Vanities

So hear we are Friday already, this week has really flown by! I was out of town yesterday busy working with a new client on a potential model!  As I was digging through all sorts of inventory, trying to finagle what could be reused, revamped, repainted, etc I started to think about how so many things can be recreated into “New” special pieces, if you are willing to do the work!  I also thought that since I stared this week off with a post on fun finds from Scott’s Antique Market I would post some unique bathroom images I have collected in the “Style Files!”  I love turning bathrooms into a whimsical, somewhat outlandish retreats…when you can add a recycled element, even better!

This is a great shot (although I expect nothing less from Anthropologie!) Here is a very simple, table rejuvenated as a vanity.  I also love the clever way they accessorized below to hide the plumbing.(Anthropologie)

I absolutely love this idea! These two unique looking consoles began their journey as one table.  They were cut in half, and became two freestanding bath consoles that were attached to the wall using french cleats.  Brilliant! I also love how they coordinated the P-trap with the faucet finish.  This is a small detail that makes a HUGE difference.  The standard white plumbing P-trap would have really detracted from the overall look.
(Better Homes and Gardens, Summer 2008)

So this has been one of my favorite powder baths of all time! The image I had is super tiny which I cut out of a magazine sometime ago, hence the poor scan quality, however the inspiration quality is huge and I swear I will use this application in someones home soon…. Can it please be yours? Antique mirrors are very popular right now and you can find them all over.  What a clever way to add character and make a very small space (4′ x 5′) feel much larger!(Apologies,  Source unknown)

I am not a fan of mopping, and would much prefer to use an old pail this way!!(European Homes & Gardens)

This is a great use of an old farm table – The same application could work with just about any console style table if you have the length!  I think it is great that it extends in front of the window.(Apologies, Source unknown)

Here is a few thoughts before you start your rejuvenation project!
1. If you are working with a chest of drawers, make sure the actual frame of the piece is sturdy enough without the drawers in it.  Sometimes having the solid drawers in it is what holding the life in the chest, if you start cutting and reworking the framework, it may not be sturdy enough in the long run.
2.  Check you local codes.  Many times on new construction homes, they will not allow a unique, found object to be used as a sink.  Certain counties require certification for the inspector to approve.  Just be aware and don’t be disappointed if you had your heart set on using the mop pail!

Enjoy the weekend!