3. Vanity. Repurpose a bureau, washstand, cupboard or other vintage piece into a vanity. I love this piece because it shows some age, but its dark color and lack of chipped paint give it an updated look.Tip: Check the height. Standard height is about 29 to 36 inches. You'll want to go toward the low end of the range if the bathroom will be used by children.Check out more repurposed pieces enjoying a second life as a vanity.