Interior Decor and Styling, Vintage Style

Beautiful Vintage Bathroom Ideas


Welcome back dear readers for another post in my Vintage Style Series!  I am getting ready to make some vintage “updates” to our 1921 bathroom and I have been gathering some photos for ideas. It is easy to create a vintage bathroom with all the modern amenities  simply by incorporating vintage furniture pieces and accessories. Today I am sharing some beautiful vintage bathroom inspiration that will make you want to go junkin’ for vintage items to use in your own bathroom.


Vintage Inspired Cottage Bathroom Makeover !


This gorgeous cottage bathroom has me swooning! Every detail from the original claw foot tub to the white painted wood floor and glam-shabby accessories is pure vintage bathroom perfection.



My dear friend Larissa of Welch House 1900 just gave her historic outdated bathroom an amazing French Country Bathroom makeover. I absolutely love the tin tile walls and leaded glass windows! 


- Stained Glass window designs are architectural features that have been around for ages. In the past, they were usually found in churches and monasteri...

Leaded glass or stained glass windows can certainly create an instantaneous vintage look. Stained glass windows are perfect for a front-facing bathroom privacy while allowing light and increasing curb appeal.  


Anne Wagoner Interiors on Instagram: “An antique chandelier was the perfect finishing touch to complete this Raleigh powder room.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @comerford.erin⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀…”

Don’t forget that vintage or period appropriate chandelier, light fittings and lamps  can really add character to a vintage bathroom.



What if winter is not a place outside?


I would love to have an antique or vintage claw foot tub! I have had them in my previous homes and they are wonderful for taking long, relaxing baths. I have seen several affordable ones at estate sales and flea markets but they are usually in pretty rough condition. If the inside is clean and refinished for safe use however, the outside “patina” can still be charming left as is if you love rustic, shabby chic style.


a wonderful custom vanity - 1 of 8 picks for this week's Friday Favorites

via Living Vintage Co.

The good news is that there is always the possibility of affordable DIY bathtub refinishing if I ever come across a really great deal.  Of course there are new reproductions that look completely authentic which might cost a bit more, but they weigh a lot less and are much easier to install.


 Create Character Using Pre-Loved Pieces

Vintage Bathroom - Farmhouse Restoration Idea House Tour


I love everything about this vintage bathroom from the original faucets on the wall to the tile floor. The repurposed chippy, vintage green desk-turned-sink vanity is just wonderful too!

Those who love old-world charm and warmth can often replicate it in bathrooms by re-purposing vintage furniture. Shop flea markets and consignment shops for a vanities or desk with good bones and give it a makeover using chalk paint and finish with some type of dark stain or wax using a  chip brush. Many decades-old cabinets and tables were so well constructed they are still in great shape. A professional plumber generally needs to convert pieces so they can be fitted for plumbing. You may want to create a lovely time-worn appearance by lightly sanding surfaces but not adding paint. Original wood can also be refinished and painted or stained. Experts at Houzz suggest stripping off old paint to reveal original wood grain and then adding a pedestal sink.



DIY: Repurpose a mirrored dresser as a sink cabinet by making a cutout in the top for a drop-in lav.


This antique yellow dresser and mirror repurposed as a sink vanity is probably one of my favorites! If you aren’t a big fan of neutral bathrooms just remember that the smart use of color and metal elements can add sparkle to even the blandest spaces. Paint an old vanity in a bright color you love!  You might also want to choose a vanity with antique brass faucets.






Beautiful grouping of vintage mirrors and salvaged board on sage green walls and beadboard


A collection of beautiful vintage mirrors,  a chippy towel holder and white chippy vanity looks so beautiful in this bathroom with bead board lower walls and a soft, vintage green wall color.


 Penny Lane Sinks offer hand-hammered copper sinks that can add beautiful vintage styling to a bathroom. Sleep is very important however, so if you have a bedroom by the bathroom and you choose a copper sink be sure you don’t have a dripping faucet or that “clink-clink-clink” on the copper might keep you awake all night!





Sweet vintage bathroom with Thibaut Wallpaper, beveled subway tiles backsplash. | Vintage Bathroom Ideas


I love the antique looking wallpaper with vintage mirror gallery wall hanging above a claw foot tub in this lovely vintage bathroom. If you decide to install a clawfoot tub or reproduction, don’t forget the fixtures. Try to find reproduction fixtures in keeping with the style of the tub. Opting for used fixtures could save you some money too (there are plenty of modern used fixture designs in great condition to be found online at sites like Preloved).

Waterfall taps are particularly popular nowadays and could bring a sense of sophistication to your bathroom. Try to look for these taps in stainless steel to reduce the chance of future corrosion. Tap Warehouse is a great site for finding deals on these taps. 


Beautiful home decor! What better feeling than coming back to a cozy home. Get inspired and try this in your home!

via Liz Marie blog

This pretty robin’s egg blue cabinet with glass doors is great for holding and displaying bathroom necessities.


The Simple, Affordable, Yet Totally Transformative Addition Your Bathroom Needs


A vintage dresser repurposed as a sink vanity adds a pop of pink perfection to this vintage bathroom.


Choose Simple Elements for a Minimalist Look

Well-organized homeowners who like uncluttered, the sleek decor would do well combining a vintage Boho look with industrial-modern elements. HGTV experts suggest using clean, white tiles and walls but adding interest with statement flooring and simple vanity. Vanities with open spaces below them, minimalist hardware, and deep sinks help create an open, uncluttered look. Add personal touches like a plant, baskets, and a brass-framed mirror for interest.


The smallest room in the house is getting a makeover! Take a peek at the plans for our bathroom refresh and weigh in on our wallpaper.


This bright and beautiful vintage bathroom is also pretty in pink! The vintage floor and wall tiles are timeless! If you have bathroom with old tile and want to restore your old tile, you can paint over it with epoxy, but be sure to follow instructions as there are some health hazards associated with this method. Grouting can be much harder to clean – you may want to hire a company such as Houston Groutsmith to handle this task for you. Alternatively, you could consider retiling and adding new grout (this could be preferential if you no longer like the design of your tiles).


I hope you have enjoyed taking a look a these beautiful vintage bathroom ideas today! I think the bathroom is probably one of the easiest rooms to quickly achieve vintage style. Whether you love French country bathrooms, farmhouse bathrooms, or bathrooms with a little 1920’s Hollywood glamour, creating the look is all about adding the right accessories and vintage furniture pieces. Of course the appropriate period lighting and floor choices can even make the bathroom seem authentic and “original.” The great thing about vintage bathroom styling is that it will also work perfectly well in modern bathrooms. After all, everything old is new again!





Which of these examples shared here today is your favorite? I love hearing from you! Let’s talk vintage bathrooms!

Thanks for visiting!

  Amber Signature copyright 2018 Amber Ferguson

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  • Reply Marty Oravetz

    Wow, I love it all. Such fun chippy painted pieces too.

    June 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply At Rivercrest Cottage

    I was loving all the painted chippy pieces, then saw the last one with the wooden mirror. Wow. Love them all!

    June 19, 2018 at 8:14 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I am with you about the wooden mirror! I was working on the post and I couldn’t stop finding beautiful examples of chippy things to share, then I saw the wooden mirror and had to stop looking or else the post would have gone on and on with more examples like that one too!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      June 20, 2018 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Kathy A

    I loved all the mirrors, especially the collections. The last wooden one, I swear, looks just like my grandmother’s bedroom dresser mirror. I’m afraid that I like the pink dresser better than all the chippiness; I guess I like lightly distressed better than chippy. Good thing we don’t all like the same things; it’d be a dull world!

    June 21, 2018 at 1:23 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I like them all, I can never really decide! I also love the lightly distressed. It just looks better in some rooms. That pink dresser is a great example.
      Thanks for visiting!

      June 21, 2018 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Cindy@countyroad407

    Wowza, how can we choose just one. I am a huge fan of vintage. The more chips and rust the better. I think Living Vintage is gorgeous but they all have something phenomenal about them! Pinned.

    June 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Susan

    Super bathroom inspiration ! So glad to find your post at the bloggers pit stop!

    June 21, 2018 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    So much inspiration in this post! Thanks so much for sharing and for taking time to stop by!

    June 23, 2018 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Debrashoppeno5

    I love all of the examples you showed. Each one is so charming.

    June 24, 2018 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Lovely inspiration! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    June 24, 2018 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    Your bathroom inspiration is so beautiful! Love it all! Featuring you as part of Thursday Favorite Things this week!

    June 26, 2018 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Liz Marie’s cabinet ALWAYS stops me in my scrolls. I have it as one of my board covers! 😉 Thanks for sharing these, Amber! Just charming… Pinning!

    June 27, 2018 at 3:08 am
  • Reply Katherines Corner

    fabulous inspirations my darling friend. I can see why you like them all so much. The ornate mirror in the last photo is filled with character. xo

    June 28, 2018 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Each one is swoon worthy! I love using dressers as sink vanities. We did that in our basement bath. It’s my favorite bathroom in our house. I am loving all of the vintage mirrors! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    June 28, 2018 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Nikki Gwin

    Oh you have touched my heart with these pictures!! I think you and your blog know me and my likes better than I know myself.
    🙂 gwingal

    June 29, 2018 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Ivory

    I am in love with them all. They are my wow factor.

    August 12, 2018 at 10:51 pm
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