My Future Vanity

I'm skipping the Pure Organization Project this week as baby Justin's in a very "hold me and don't put me down or I'll scream" stage and we worked more on his nursery. :)


As I've mentioned before, the bathrooms in our 70s house are very green and very 70s.  We've got plans to update eventually.  (Waiting on time & budget- what else? ;)  My "eventual" plans for the master bath have always included turning an old dresser into a vanity.  The dresser below (from one of my favorite homes eva!! - House Beautiful) is what I've had in mind.  I LOVE it!!!


And then I came across this (below) at On a Whim Antiques from Edie Trageser's booth:


It's an old vintage maple dresser and when I spied it a couple of weeks ago, I thought it could be perfect.  I just had to check the measurements & when they were right on, we bought it.   I plan on keeping all 3 drawers functional, just cutting out sections of the inside of the drawers for plumbing fixtures. 


It's got dovetail drawers and beautiful wooden nails.  I can't wait for it to make its way into our bathroom, but for now I'm enjoying having a free surface to for displaying pretty things in our bedroom:


It's time to bring in some branches from outside!!  (The pussywillow branches I have here aren't from my yard though ;)  I'm definitely planting some "branchy" bushes asap though.

 

Made any good finds lately? 
Happy ides of March!! ;)
xoxo,
lauren

25 comments:

Julienne said...

No time at the moment to find things but have bookmarked next Saturday as a definite date for a clearing sale! Not too far a drive and they sound as though they may have some lovely bits! Fingers crossed and if I get anything I will post about it. Like you dresser.

Kerri said...

Love the dresser Lauren, it'll look fantastic in your new bathroom, and the branches look just right.
My latest find is a a lovely old rocking horse, he's old and chippy and very charming..perfect in other words! I just posted some pics on my blog if you'd like a peek.
Kerri x

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Nice piece....I have a credenza in the garage I need to start working on.

Tina said...

Love your dresser, so glad it was the right dimensions to fit into your bathroom. Looks great in your bedroom though too:) Enjoy cuddling your gorgeous little man and hope you have a wonderful week as always ~ Tina xx

Melissa said...

Lauren-- the dresser is beautiful! The tone of the wood is just exactly right.

Do you have a Moby wrap? If not, you should find one for Justin asap. It's a little tricky to master, but you will be able to wear him, have both hands free, and it really soothes colicky babies. Lifesaver!!!!

charmaine said...

I love the dresser! I found a driftwood lamp for $10(!) and is now sitting in my living room. I hope to post pictures soon.

Razmataz said...

It has lovely simple lines. Looks great in your bedroom too. I just found a piece for my living room two weeks ago after years of not findong the perfect piece. I blogged about it a few posts ago.

I don't know how you have time to do everything you do with 2 little ones!

paula said...

the chest will be fabulous!

Vanessa said...

Great find - can't wait to see the transformation.

Jennifer said...

oohhh I love, love it! a chest that size is ALWAYS on my look list, but no luck so far. great find and it will be fantastic as a vanity!

El said...

I'm looking forward to the transformation and am curious to see exactly how it's done. Beautiful choice.

Joanna said...

I'm so glad you went back to get it! It's been haunting my dreams as well. :)

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Love this. We usually see more Victorian-type or carved and curvy European dressers as vanities, but your clean, fresh take on things carries into every room beautifully. Can't wait to see the finished product.

SogniSorrisi said...

How lovely! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Maria Killam said...

Such a great image with the pussywillows! Branchy bushes outside are a great idea!

LindsB said...

What a great find, and I love what you are going to use it for even better! It will make your bathroom look like a part of the bedroom. So welcoming and warm!

The Boese Family said...

Love it! We did the same thing in our old house's master bath. It was always my favorite and I hated moving away because of it. We did the top drawer as one of those hinged types you find for the kitchen, the second had compartments on the left and right to allow for the plumbing, and the bottom was a full drawer. I know you didn't ask, but I felt compelled to share. :) Can't wait to see yours!

Pink Wallpaper said...

so pretty...and love how you can just throw together a beautiful arrangement w/ branches from your back yard!

Cristin said...

Love the idea of your dresser in the bathroom! Looking forward to seeing it with your most stylish touch.

xo,
cristin

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Nothing feels better than a great find after a long search. It will be beautiful. Hope you have a great week.

Gwen

justk8 said...

i like that dresser. i can't wait to see what you have planned for it. i did find some cute little fire king bowls over the weekend at a thrift store.

Kathysue said...

Lauren I have an old piece with a sink in it for my front guest bath, It is a late 1890's piece and I love it. It is a piece ,if we move it getting ripped off the wall and replaced with something else. I am sure you will love yours when it is done.It is fun to find the marble top and the sink and the faucets. Looking forward to seeing what you do. Right now just enjoy those babies. Happy Tuesday,Kathysue

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

What an interesting post. I had no idea weeping willows served this purpose. We just had to cut down a number of large evergreens that provided privacy from a neighbor (love the neighbors but they don't need to see me trotting around the pool all summer). I'll have to look into these. Reminds me of my love of Banyan trees from early years playing in them in FLA.

pve design said...

oh, just today, I went back to a new shop and bought the eva zeisel tea pot that I spotted on my first visit.
it is white and just the perfect shape.
pve

carlee said...

The piece is gorgeous. Such a beautiful find. I also love the branches. I need to bring a few into my home!