For all people concerned about the environment, it always seems a good idea to recycle decoration pieces, even giving them new uses. For example, these vanity units prove that new is not always the best, and we love it!
But it is that in addition to being a good ecological plan, because the furniture is not thrown away, it also offers a very original aesthetic to the bathroom vanity area … and without the need for works.
Can I recycle any part?
Obviously, the basin will have to adjust to the measurements of the bathroom and A piece of furniture with a lot of depth or a round or square shape, for example, will not help us. But if you have a console, a dresser or a narrow table that reaches approximately 85 cm high, then you can use it.
Where can the furniture come from? Well, it can be a family heirloom that you treasure, you may have bought it in an antique dealer or auction store or a second-hand furniture market. Of course, if the piece is made of wood, it will be convenient to treat it with lasur, which protects the surface against the humidity of the room.
Check the piece well
In this proposal, the basin is an auction chest acquired at the Encants vells in Barcelona. The mirror is also second-hand, in this case found in Mercantic de Sant Cugat, another market.
Before acquiring a piece you should check that it is in perfect condition. Make sure that the drawers open well, the stability of the legs and, of course, that the woodworm has not attacked.
Alternatives to a rustic or classic aesthetic
Normally rustic or classic wooden pieces serve as a support for the washbasin, but you can also turn a metal cabinet into a very original underbasin with an unmistakable industrial air. In this specific case, Etica Studio uses what was once a toolbox and maintains its rusty appearance.
What expertise do you have to transform furniture?
If you are passionate about carpentry, you can appreciate that the sink is flush with the surface of the furniture, creating a hole that fits to the millimeter. Otherwise, either you have a professional make the hole and also glue everything well, or another alternative is to bet on the tabletop sinks, for which you will only have to make the hole for the drain. In this case, the interior designer Pia Capdevila has opted for this second option.
Replace the hob?
To personalize the bathroom furniture that you recycle, you have the possibility of putting new handles or, even, changing the countertop for one that goes better with the decoration of the bathroom or the style of the room, for example, you can use natural stone (a marble will be perfect) or a high-performance synthetic material and even, if you prefer, cover the lid with a glass with some thickness.
In this environment decorated by Raúl Martins, the stylized console transformed into a basin has a golden handle, a color that is repeated in the side table and the precious exposed bulb lamps, thus achieving great harmony.
From the kitchen to the bathroom
The bacon tables were an almost essential auxiliary in the homes of yesteryear. One way to get them back is by giving them this new use of a basin. A good idea is to add a hook or a large washer to act as a towel holder.
If you want, paint the furniture with the colors of the bathroom, so everything will be well coordinated. And it is also wise to place boxes or storage solutions that multiply their functionality.
Solutions in a few meters
Whether the bathroom is small or if it is a reduced courtesy toilet, surely you will find the ideal piece to incorporate it as a basin while keeping the proportion: a high side table, a square console … Without a doubt, whatever piece of furniture you want is. Recycle will capture all eyes, as in this proposal by interior designer Pia Capdevila with such an authentic and rustic piece.
Finally, also for all those who want to make their home a sustainable territory, it must be borne in mind that we can always order that the sink recycles waste materials.
Here Product Fusion works with wooden boards from scaffolds, but there are other ways to do creative upcycling of pallets, train sleepers, electric coils or other sources.