I sometimes wonder how the things I like will come together in one coherent style. I have called the kitchen post industrial rustic. I think the new master bathroom vanity fits that description. I know I like a tall vanity and they are hard to find. I also like the unusual. So I keep a lookout on Craigslist for items that are inexpensive and will fit into our spaces.
I really thought it would be great to use the old Hoosier cabinet from my grandmother for our bathroom vanity. But when I got it into the space it was too wide as well as the question of how to fit a sink into it without ruining it.
I have occasionally seen log style or even Old Hickory style vanities, but they are usually 60 inches wide or more and quite costly. I knew I had at least 36″ to work with but didn’t want a typical cabinet vanity. When I saw this ad on Craigslist I made an offer. I picked it up right in downtown Denver off the 16th St. Plaza and California St. so from a hip address too.
The metal stand is very sturdy and could make a great tool stand if it doesn’t work out as a vanity. It is a full 36″ tall with a built in 4″ backsplash on the sides where there will be walls.
The faucet is a Kohler kitchen faucet that I can use elsewhere, right now I’m thinking it could be the faucet for the bar sink, and the sink is a cool cast glass rimmed sink decorated with orange fish and gray horseshoe crabs. I was going to use a Victorian style sink in this bathroom so this sink will probably go elsewhere too.
I also bought a pair of closet doors from craigslist to emphasize the rustic theme.
I am planning to use one set for the closet and one for the bathroom. On a home improvement show, I saw a sliding door installed with casters on the bottom so that it would not need a floor track so that is what I am planning to do too. This is about where the closet door would be located.
The bathroom door would be at right angles to the closet to allow for a longer wall in the room. The bifold leaves enough room to open the door into the bathroom and still have a 36″ opening.
So far the master bath has a 42 x 32″ shower, a 37″ x 25″ metal vanity, and a 67″ x 32″ freestanding tub. I have redrawn the bathroom walls several times to make room for all these amenities in the master bath without making it feel too cramped. When I was planning for walls I drew this latest floor plan with the master bathroom and closet doors at a 90 degree angle to one another.