At the same time that we did our kitchen renovations, we also renovated our bathroom transforming it into a serene space with a french feel. The bathroom is directly opposite the front door and was extremely ugly. Straight from the 70's. Surprisingly over the last 7 years I've got used to it and until I looked at the before photos I'd forgotten how UGLY it actually was.
Unbelievably ugly isn't it! and small - only a vanity and bath/shower. There was no toilet in the old bathroom so we moved the wall out (it made the hall a bit smaller but that's ok). We had 2 toilets elsewhere in the house - we now have one elsewhere and a small laundry (the old laundry was in a shed out in the garden).
As the bathroom is visible from the front door I didn't want to use a modern vanity, not my style anyway. So I used a beautiful old french cabinet that I bought years ago. I painted it in Taubman's white acrylic enamel and replaced the old wooden top with snow Caesarstone. I absolutely love that I have used a vintage piece of furniture and transformed it into a vanity. For me this is the statement piece of the bathroom.
The bathroom's whole ceiling is pretty much one enormous skylight so the room stays lovely and bright. We don't need a fan either as the skylight is vented.
The view from the front door now.
and what we lived through:
a full gutting resulting in showers for 7 weeks at our lovely neighbours.
Has anyone else used old furniture for a bathroom vanity?cheers