Bathroom vanities greet us every morning as we brush our teeth, shave, and get ready for the day. Every morning, the reflection of a unique individual gazes back from the mirror, why not make the vanity itself as unique as the individual. Try repurposing one of these items of furniture for the washroom and imbue your morning routine with a touch of originality.
A Butcher’s Block
A butcher’s block uses heavy hardwood pieces pressed together to form a durable surface. The surface is usually treated with mineral oils to make it water resistant and give the wood a lustrous, care-worn look that highlights the natural grain. Normally, they are found in the kitchen, but their compact design and water-resistance make them a good fit for a wash basin. Find a cabinet maker to cut out a hole for a sink and mount a mirror to the back and, voila, you’ve got something unlike any of the cookie-cutter bathroom vanities.
Chart or Blueprint Cabinet
In the days before computers, these types of cabinets were very popular with architects and cartographers. The multiple shallow drawers allow for easy organization of drafting tools without any items getting lost underneath. Maybe you have a drawer like that now, with mystery items lining the bottom, hidden beneath hairbrushes and other frequently used items? A chart cabinet offers ample space for separating and storing toiletries and, with minimal customization, can easily accommodate a sink.