trending: the vintage vanity.
by victoria comment


mid-century modern vintage vanity / sfgirlbybay

royal roulette.

i shared kirsten’s bathroom makeover project a short while ago, and ever since then i keep coming across similar scenarios: the vintage vanity. Kirsten used a mid-century modern credenza in place of a traditional bathroom cabinet in her client’s bathroom and added a marble top and the results were quite stunning, and honestly, surprising. i’d thought of old cabinetry upcycled, but never this more modern take — a mid-century modern piece of furniture recycled into a whole new bathroom vanity and it’s pretty fabulous. and now, i’m seeing these credenzas in bathrooms everywhere. chairish carries loads of vintage credenzas that should fit every size, shape and style, but i’m most fond of the mid-century modern look. i favourited a bunch of credenzas so you can see what i mean.

vintage mid-century modern vanity with white sink / sfgirlbybay

linda bergroth interior architecture.

repurposed vintage credenzas as bathroom vanities / sfgirlbybay

currently favoriting on chairish: Mahogany Danish Modern Credenza; Lane Hollywood Regency Style Credenza; john stuart walnut credenza; Mid-Century Modern Walnut Credenza; Mid-Century Lane Credenza.

modern credenza repurposed as bathroom vanity / sfgirlbybay

sarah sherman samuel’s vintage credenza turned vanity.

vintage credenza as bathroom vanity with marble top /sfgirlbybay

kirsten’s vanity makeover with marble top.

This post made possible in partnership with chairish but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

15 responses to “trending: the vintage vanity.”

  1. But what happens when they come in contact with water? I could imagine that the surface will be ruined in a year or two.

    • they can be plumbed the same way any bathroom cabinet would be, and adding a countertop, like a marble or quartz is necessary, too – just like you see in the photos.

  2. This has been a thing in Vermont for a very long time (because of old hippies? Or maybe the waste not want not mentality?) – but it’s definitely not something that appeals to me. Give me a clean lined pedestal sink any day!

  3. I know this is an old blog post but wanted to reply: The floor tile in the first photo can be bought on Wayfair currently. Tile is called ‘Redondo’ by Mulia Tile. I have them and am in the middle of installing them! Nearly fainted when I saw this photo because I also have a mid-mod credenza for my vanity. So much for my being original. Haha.

  4. To reply on the wood and water: Use a varnish wax finish that is waterproof. Polyvine makes a fantastic matte finish that you paint on. Used it in my kitchen when I chalk-painted my cabinets and it is still holding strong. Great stuff. Looks very professional.

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