In an effort to come up with finishes and an overall aesthetic for our master bathroom, I’ve been pouring over bathroom images online for weeks. Originally, I liked the idea of hunting for a petite antique table or dresser, adding a sink to the top and converting it into a bathroom vanity.
Unfortunately, my antiquing and secondhand shopping haven’t turned up a suitable option. The dressers I find are too large…too deep and too wide. The tables that look like they’ll work are too ornate for our simple style. Boo.
It just wasn’t working. I wasn’t getting anywhere and I finally came to the conclusion that maybe it wasn’t supposed to work. So, I dropped the salvaged dresser/table idea and moved on. I still like the idea of incorporating antique furniture into our home, but I don’t think our small bathroom is going to be the place to do it.
Lately, I’ve been thinking that a floating vanity might work well in our small master bathroom.
They take up less space visually and physically. They’re simple, usually with clean lines.
The options are endless, too. An open wooden rectangular box with open storage in plain sight, two chunky concrete shelves hung parallel with textured baskets for hidden storage, or even a sink with a closed floating cabinet just beneath it are all variations of the floating vanity that could work.
Even a floating chunky wood countertop with a simple sink installed on top would provide space underneath for open or closed storage in the form of baskets or ottomans. When I mentioned the floating vanity idea to Handy Hubby we was all ears. He says it would be relatively easy to DIY. Plus, it would cost a whole heck of a lot less than the $400 sink/vanity combos I’ve seen at the home improvement stores. And if we DIY a floating vanity, we have the freedom to customize it to our bathroom and its dimensions. Just check out this DIY’d plywood floating vanity I came across and nearly fainted over…
Seriously?! Isn’t that amazing?
The contrast of the sleek metal sink bowls against the warm plywood is spot on. And by DIYing the project themselves, these homeowners created a totally custom piece that fits their bathroom and aesthetic to a T.
I like it. I think we should do it. Now, I just have to come up with a design. I plan on adding hidden and concealed storage elsewhere in the bathroom to house toiletries. It will also give us a good excuse to edit our already small arsenal of bathroom things. But I think we can make it work.
What do you think? Do you like the idea of a floating vanity in a small bathroom? Maybe you have one yourself. Or possibly you think it’s a horrible idea and I should ditch it right away. I’d love to hear what you think.