Repurposed vintage bathroom inspiration

Sep 3, 2008 by

I’ve had a small obsession with powder rooms these days – and testing what type of non-bathroom accents I can place in them.  I enjoyed this dose of inspiration from sandradias’ Picasa album, as it combines non-traditional bathroom elements with my true love: vintage repurposing.

Create a charming bath caddy with a reclaimed fruit box perched above a wooden ladder.  I find that power-washing (i.e. my garden hose), along with a good scrubbing with Murphy’s Oil Soap, is highly effective in preparing vintage wooden objects for household use.

You can never go wrong with vintage shoes re-purposed into new functionality!  These look to be vintage boots fashioned with old wooden rolling pins stuck inside — and voila — a fabulously unique toilet paper holder!

Using standard furniture in the bathroom is a great way to add unique style to your powder room.  I love the compartments on this little guy!

Even using a vintage cake stand can give your bathroom a personal touch — while keeping your pretty and useful toiletries on easily accessed displays.

Stay tuned for tomorrow, when I will share a repurposed chandalier project!  :)

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  1. Great photos & ideas…love the re-purposed shoes! Your blog rocks!

  2. Grace I just love those boots for toilet paper! How perfect for a gentleman’s bathroom. I love furniture in bathrooms/powder rooms…I have been looking for a dresser to put in mine. Wish you lived closer so you could help me find one! And, as usual, beautiful photography.

  3. That caddy is perfect! It makes me wish I could somehow get a ladder in my bathroom.

  4. Good morning Grace,

    These are awesome! Beautiful photographs too. Very subtle tones. Love the unconventional ideas of the cake stand and boots with rolling pins! Very innovative.

    Sky is the limit.

    Can’t wait to see your project.

  5. Grace

    Yay for bathroom inspiration! My favorite is the boots used for toilet paper holder too :) It’s so practical, yet fantastically stylish!

  6. Cake stand – love this idea!! Very inspirational post

  7. Val?Vintage

    I know this is an old post, but can you tell me where that white table with the compartments came from?!?

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  9. Sweet blog! Great post, I’ll stop by again.

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