I really love all things vintage and one of the things that I am so drawn to when I visit thrift stores are vintage vanity tables and dressers. These vanities were very common in households back in the day. When I was a little girl I thought they were the ugliest pieces of furniture, but as I got older I started to see the beauty in their design.
I think that these vanities look great in just about any room. If you have a kitchen that is large enough I see nothing wrong with putting one in there. The drawers can be used to store silverware, kitchen towels and gadgets.
Painting vanity tables and dressers is very popular now a days. Some people react to it as if it was a crime, but it does not matter to me. Painted or not I love both looks.
I have four vintage vanities. Here are photos of two of them. This one is in my front parlor room and as you can see is not painted. It is unusual to finds them with oval mirrors. This gem I got from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for only $95.00.
A woman came in and saw this before I did, but her mistake was going home without buying it. Just a few minutes after she left the ReStore I walked in, fell in love with it and bought it. After I left the other woman came back to the ReStore to buy it but it was too late. When I went back to pick it up I was told that she was so upset. If you snooze you lose. The woman put a note in the top drawer saying that if I change my mind to please call her.
This is a picture of one of my vanity dressers that I painted. I have one other vanity dresser that is also painted and another vanity table that is not painted.