Antique Bathroom Vanity Ideas

Lately, I’ve had bathroom renovations on my mind. When it comes to bathroom vanities, I really love an antique bathroom vanity using old furniture.

The antique pieces add such character to a space that can otherwise be difficult to add interest to. Using a vintage piece of furniture in the bathroom will require a bit more work than a traditional vanity.

You’ll have to have a custom top to fit it and modify the piece for the pipes. Sinks can sit on top or be dropped in if you create an opening.

Additionally, if you’re using wood, you’ll have to seal it to protect it from water damage.

Things to consider when choosing an antique bathroom vanity

  • You’ll need a custom vanity top.
  • Will the sink be dropped in or sit on top?
  • The piece will have to be modified for pipes.
  • Will you paint it or seal the water to protect against water damage?

All that being said, the result will be so worth the additional time spent preparing the piece. Here are some beautiful examples I’ve rounded up for inspiration.

Natural Wood ANtique Bathroom Vanity

Even though this piece is sealed, it has such a beautiful raw wood look, which I love. The carved wood detailing on the doors is amazing. Additionally, I love the marble backsplash detail they added as well.

antique bathroom vanity

home with ally

Another beauty with the look of raw wood is this one. This piece was a great find with a wood backsplash already in place!

antique dresser bathroom vanity ideas

patrick sutton

I’ve always loved the curved front dressers. For this vanity, they had the marble top cut along the same curves and added more curved detail in the backsplash. So well done!

vintage vanity with marble top

little blooming farm

traditional-style wood vanity

Old dressers with carved wood handles are another favorite of mine. The darker wood gives a nice, traditional feel and contrasts nicely with the white walls.

vintage dresser bathroom vanity

she holds dearly

It’s the stunning carved marble backsplash on this next one for me. The wood grain detail of the dresser also adds texture and interest.

vintage sideboard bathroom vanity

jen woodhouse

Slighly more minimal but no less beautiful is this pretty wood vanity with carved wood details.

how to turn an antique dresser into a vanity

noting grace

And how about this stunner? A vintage console table with gorgeous spindle legs. Amazing!

Another simple sideboard turned antique bathroom vanity. I love the finish on this wood as well.


rustic farmhouse vanity

If you like a more rustic or farmhouse look, you can achieve that with a little DIY.

old dresser used for bathroom vanity

tidbits and twine

Not all antique vanities have to be wood tone. If you prefer lighter and brighter here are a couple of painted vanity ideas.

painted vintage vanities

A simple vintage dresser painted blue looks so pretty with the floral wallpaper.

painted vintage dresser bathroom vanity

sincerely marie designs

Or keep it neutral with a pretty off-white color.

yellow painted bathroom vanity


Aren’t they all beautiful?

What do you think? Painted or unpainted? Sink dropped in or sink on top?

Although I love them all, I lean towards the unpainted, natural wood with the sink dropped in!


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