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Ideas For Repurposing A Piece of Vintage Furniture Into A Beautiful Bathroom Sink Vanity

vintage dresser as bathroom vanity repurposed vintage furniture bathroom vanity ideas



Hello dear friends! Today I am sharing some ideas for repurposing a vintage piece of furniture into a beautiful sink vanity. I was inspired to write this post after repainting a little vintage cabinet this weekend, and I wanted to share the before and after. I purchased the cabinet at a yard sale for $40.00 a couple of years ago but I have never found a spot for it. I was going to sell it since it was just taking up space in the basement, but as I was looking at it a few days ago I had a “eureka!” moment. We are planning to build a small bathroom addition in the next couple of years and I think the cabinet would make an adorable sink vanity. *This post contains affiliate links.


When I bought the cabinet is was actually an awesome vintage green color, but it was dirty and smelly and it needed to be primed with Kilz inside and out. I found the cabinet right before the holidays and I was first inspired to paint it a very dark green which I did really love for a while.



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I kept it out for Christmas and winter in front of the fireplace the first year, but after giving our fireplace tile a makeover I didn’t want to cover up the fireplace anymore, so I moved the cabinet over by our front door.



By the time I moved the cabinet it was spring so I was in the mood for a lighter color. I used a few different greens and blues from my stash to give the cabinet variations of green. It looked okay in pictures, but in real life it wasn’t a very good faux finish. When I did some spring rearranging last year I moved the cabinet to the basement where it has been sitting for over a year.



Over the summer I started to paint the cabinet white just to see what it would look like, but I got side tracked and never finished it. Recently I was doing some purging and was just about to sell it when I realized it would make a great sink vanity.



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This weekend I painted it a spring teal-green again, and this time it turned out so nice! I used a green mistint that I bought on clearance from Lowe’s, followed by Dixie Belle dark wax on top. I still don’t really have the perfect spot for the cabinet, but since I am decorating with so much green for spring I decided to move it up to the dining room to enjoy for a few weeks at least. I am not sure when we will get started on the bathroom, but I am so glad I didn’t sell the cabinet because I know it will be great as a repurposed vanity.

For the rest of the post I will be sharing some vintage furniture-to-bathroom vanity inspiration.

Ideas for Repurposing Vintage Furniture Into A Beautiful Bathroom Vanity




I am a big fan of repurposing beautiful vintage furniture whenever possible. About 15 years ago we repurposed a little dressing table into a sink vanity in a previous home and it was just darling.  Dressers, sideboards, buffets and even dining tables can all be repurposed into a bathroom vanity.


The Parsonses gave the master bathroom's characterless vanity the boot and replaced it with a dresser scored on Craigslist for $35.

Country Living

Vintage furniture is the perfect choice for those who are wanting to retain the classic features of an older bathroom or those who want to add some historic character to a bathroom.




Schumacher Fern Tree Wallpaper in Bone 5005071 in Bathroom (Also comes in Ebony/Ivory)




TIDBITS-&-TWINE-Guest-Bathroom-Dresser-Vanity - curved edges of sink look great against the wod

Tidbits & Twine



34" Benton Collection Distress Light Blue Daleville Bathroom Sink Vani – The Benton Collection




A Tree Lined Street: Our Bathroom Renovation an old "wine" buffet turned into a vanity with a granite custom fitted top.

A Tree Lined Street



Antique washstand in bathroom... not for now, but maybe when there's a more extensive remodel.



The Lily Pad Cottage






Custom Antique Bath Vanity From Antique by RedBarnEstates. $1500



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

Apartment Therapy



creative vanities ... dream house needs extra bathrooms, now!

Refresh Restyle




How to make a dresser into a bathroom vanity. These are the details you really need to know to do it yourself.

Lovely ETC.

If you are gutting your bathroom completely or if you have any issues with leaks or mold, then your whole bathroom plumbing system will need an upheaval.  If you have an older home and you are renovating it, then consider hiring a professional since bathrooms don’t seem to age very well and you may run into problems.



If you are just wanting to install a repurposed vintage dresser or cabinet sink vanity then the process really isn’t that difficult. There are plenty of great tutorials on Pinterest to check out.


Guide to Choosing a bathroom vanity DIY Turn a dresser into a bathroom sink vanity

An Oregon Cottage


The little green cabinet is too small for the space where the sink goes in our current main bath, or I would happily switch it out with the 90’s builder grade cabinet base. Our main bath really needs a makeover before we even get started on the small bathroom addition. The white tile all throughout the bathroom and shower is constantly yucky no matter how much I clean it so I have been looking at shower remodeling ideas.


21 Best Inspiring Farmhouse Bathroom Design Ideas


My dream is to take out our outdated garden tub that we never use and install a repro claw foot tub with a shower. Our house is 98 years-old so it can get quite cold upstairs in the winter, so we might even consider underfloor bathroom heating too. 



vintage dresser as bathroom vanity repurposed vintage furniture bathroom vanity ideas

Well, I started this post just to share some ideas for repurposing vintage furniture into bathroom vanities, and now I am getting ahead of myself with ideas for building a new bathroom and renovating our old one! I always have projects that I am dreaming about and plenty of pins for future inspiration.  Neither of our bathroom projects are urgent, so who knows when we will get around to them. Right now I just need to concentrate on de-cluttering, purging, and spring deep cleaning, which I plan to continue today!


I hope you enjoyed seeing some of these pretty repurposed bathroom vanities. Of course when we eventually do get around to building the new bathroom I will be sharing all about it here on the blog. What’s on your spring project/cleaning agenda? I love hearing from you, dear readers!

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  • Reply Cecilia

    I love how your cabinet turned out! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    March 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Jack Hiller

    Thanks for sharing such creative ideas. I really appreciate it.

    April 1, 2019 at 1:05 am
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