What is it about a vanity cabinet, exactly, that makes it so alluring?
Perhaps it starts a long time ago, when 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 a vanity cabinet 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, every vanity cabinet 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.
When I was a kid we didn’t have that kind of vanity in our house, but my grandparents did. It stood about five feet tall, and it had a dark stained finish. The legs of the vanity were designed to look like large bear claws. It was a very unique vanity, and one that I remember vividly. That’s what an antique bath vanity is supposed to do. A vanity should not just grab your attention, but it should leave a mark on your mind as well. 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 everything displayed a superb craftsmanship, a time where things didn’t have an artificial feel, and everything was real. It was a time when a vanity cabinet was put together by adept craftsmen employing all of their knowledge and skill to build something beautiful.
Don’t misunderstand me. I know the invention of the assembly line allowed things to be mass produced, which gave millions of people access to things they couldn’t afford otherwise. But I do know for a fact that quality was sacrificed in the name of progress for quantity.
Having a vanity cabinet 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 vanity cabinet. 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. An antique vanity doesn’t just change the appearance of a room, it changes its character and personality as well. The type of personality depends on you and what your tastes are. Bathgems boasts a huge selection of vanity cabinet, 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 vanity cabinets 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 eclectic and awesome array of vanity cabinets I have ever seen.
Each piece is a display of artistry and usefulness 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, “a vanity cabinet look beautiful, sure, but don’t you have to sacrifice function to get such a nice form?” The answer is absolutely not.
The vanity cabinet from Bathgems offers both form and function. As a matter of fact, oftentimes water seems to flow even more effortlessly in these vanities than in machine processed ones,attesting to the superiority of handcrafted design. 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 vanity cabinet for you.
Every bath vanity has a unique personality that will turn your bathroom into a space full of life and character.