Bathroom Vanity

This beautiful bathroom vanity was remade for sharing!

I love elegant old furniture so when I spotted this sideboard at an auction it was high up on my bid list.

Preloved old sideboard
Preloved old sideboard

A quality piece of furniture made by a company in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the early 20th Century, it did have some sun damage to the top and was almost too good to paint, however, I had something special in mind for this piece…

Sun damaged top
Sun damaged top

With it’s beautiful bow front, shaped back panel, pretty doors and claw feet I thought it would make a stunning double vanity. I have memories of vanity units from when I was a child, coloured basins sunk into cheap modern units which were considered posh in those days. I had something much more luxurious in store for this beauty.

Work in progress
Work in progress

So, I had a vision (I always start with a vision) and couldn’t wait to get to work. After preparing and priming I applied three coats of Autentico low sheen eggshell in Bright White. Once the taps and basins arrived I had the holes cut, ready for plumbing. As well as being pleasing to the eye, I wanted this bathroom vanity to be practical too so the cupboards and drawers can all be used.

I can now imagine this stunning double vanity in an older house (for all the right reasons) with two ornate mirrors placed above each basin, sitting alongside a roll top bath. It will certainly be a talking point for any guests!

Reloved vanity unit
Reloved vanity unit
Traditional style mixer taps
Traditional style mixer taps
Counter top basin
Counter top basin
Inside view
Inside view

I thoroughly enjoyed upcycling this piece of furniture. It turned out exactly as I’d imagined and I hope it gives the new owner/s many years of pleasure.

Click here to see more of my upcycled vintage and preloved furniture.

Love Jo x

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