There’s something truly majestic about an oak vanity, something that modern vanities simply cannot replicate. A long time ago, hardwood was the furniture material of choice. This was, of course, long before the proliferation of cheap plastic polymers. This was also long before the widespread adoption of the assembly line system. It was, simply put, a time when skilled artisans crafted their oak vanity entirely by hand, with skill and professionalism and artistry that modern machines can’t quite seem to replicate. And while many craftsmen imitated their works, they never made carbon copies. Because of this, each oak vanity made during this time were unique, and had distinctive characters and personalities of their own. Because every vanity was different, the owners could take pride in knowing that their bath vanity was a one-of-a-kind work of art that would forever be a symbol of individuality and timeless beauty.
I remember a beautiful bathroom vanity from my childhood. It stood about five feet tall, and it had a dark stained finish. The legs of the vanity so it still stands out in my memory some 30 years later. That’s what an antique bath vanity is supposed to do. It should grab your attention and capture your imagination, leaving an indelible imprint in your mind’s eye. When I walk into a room that has an antique vanity in it, for a moment in my mind, I can travel back to a time when things felt real, when things were all well crafted and handmade and genuine. A time marked by pride in ownership and pride in artistry, when an artisan could build an oak vanity with his deft and professional hands.
I would be remiss if I didn’t say that assembly lines aren’t all bad. After all, modern machine production means our goods are far more affordable than before, and they can reach more people in less time. But I do know for a fact that quality was sacrificed in the name of progress for quantity. Having an oak antique vanity helps me feel a connection to my ancestors in a way that simple photographs can’t quantify. It takes me to a place where there are no automobiles, no deadlines, and a man or woman could slow down and enjoy life to the fullest measure.
If you feel like I do and believe that your home furnishings speak volumes about you, you should definitely consider investing in a great oak vanity. A house is just a thing made of wood, brick, and stone. A home is a living thing that you bring life to with yourself, your family, and your furnishings. A vanity surely changes the aesthetic of a room, but it also provides ample charm and character. The type of personality depends on you and what your tastes are. Bathgems boasts a huge selection of oak vanity, so you should be able to find one that will change the personality of your bathroom to what you want it to be.
The variety of oak vanity that the internet has to offer is nothing short of incredible. I’ve just browsed through seven different pages of them, and no two vanities look alike. Some of them have a rustic pioneer type feel to them, while others seem to be fit for a king and queen. It’s the most unconventional yet interesting arrangement of oak vanity I have ever seen. Each piece is a display of craftsmanship and functionality that is rarely seen in today’s post industrial revolution world. These are so convincing and beautiful that they are often used as props in period movies to help transport viewers to a more romantic age. I know some who are reading this might be thinking, “An oak vanity looks beautiful, sure, but don’t you have to sacrifice function to get such a nice form?” The answer is absolutely not. An oak vanity from Bathgems offer both form and function. the vanity design is easily superior. If you prefer your antique bathroom vanity to have a wood stain finish, or if you like the black hard wood with the fossil stone counter, or you like an elegant white finish with a marble counter top, chances are Bathgems has the right oak vanity for you. Every vanity has a unique personality. This personality will add to and embellish your bathroom’s existing personality, and can bring your entire home together into a cohesive whole.