Repurposing different items can be a great way to integrate vintage into your bathroom. Instead of just finding some old looking faucets and cabinet knobs think outside the box. For instance, use an old step ladder as a great way to store towels and knick knacks under a pedestal sink.
Repurpose an old chair as a towel rack
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Take the back of the chair, add a plank of wood as a shelf and there you have it! There seem to be many different ways that you can utilize chairs from using the back upside down to cute racks with the seat as a shelf.
I had never seen something like this until I was starting this post and looking for inspiration… now that I know I will never look at chairs the same way again!
Antique dressers and drawers
On the same track, take an old dresser or antique table and make them into a vanity or vanities, then use the drawers from the dresser to store your bath needs. Use a glass front cabinet to store towels and linens.
Oh my gosh, this bathroom remodel from Prodigal Pieces shows this idea done perfectly!
As you can see, she redid a dresser and mirror combo to serve as the vanity and then repurposed drawers as a shelving unit to the side. Not only is a super classic look in itself, but pairing it with the subway tiles in the shower just adds the perfect touch of retro.
Knobs, suitcases, shutters
Those vintage knobs? Don’t use them on the vanity, use them on the wall as towel hooks. Use an old suitcase for bath accessories. Ever see old shutters at a yard sale? Use them as a door for your medicine cabinet or linen closet. Need a mirror? Find a few old ones and hang together as an eclectic looking spot over the sink.
This cabinet from the DIY Network is a great example of using a shutter as cabinet door. The great thing about this one is they give start-to-finish directions in great detail how to make this piece!
There is so much more you could do! Let your creativity free and see how adorable you can make your bath.
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