A bathroom vanity made with Wilsonart’s patterned “Betty” laminate

retro bathroom vanity wilsonart bettyWe’ve seen bathroom vanities from the 1950s and 1960s that were covered in patterned laminates, but today, most designers and other folk shy from making such a big statement / taking this design road less taken. So kudos to Barry, who used one of our favorite laminate patterns — Wilsonart’s Betty (a stock laminate, so you should be able to get it at a great price) — to cover the outside of his new bathroom vanity.

From Barry:

Pam: I thought you might like this 2015 project. 1952 original tiles re-grouted. Modwall Dots floor over original tile mosaic. Wilsonart Betty used on vanity and Formica #5349-58 on the countertop. Johnny Mica from Long Island made the vanity. The dimensions were the same as the Formica vanity I had made in 1990.

Best regards,


Thank you, Barry — nicely done!

bathroom vanity with wild laminate pattern

Above: One of my favorite bathroom vanities of all time, in Lynn’s house.

More examples of Wilsonart Betty in use in readers’ homes:

  • Lots of stories about Retro Renovators using Wilsonart Betty and her pink-toned cousin, Endorra, in their homes. See the stories here.


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  1. Markie says

    So much talent and creativity in this group! I am inspired daily. We are midway through first bathroom renovation so I need the motivation!

  2. Kelly Wittenauer says

    Off topic here. Did you know the “Visitor Posts” section of RR FB page hasn’t been functioning for several days?

    • pam kueber says

      I figured it out. Somehow, moderation got turned on. I didn’t do it!! I turned moderation off. All visitor posts now showing. Thanks for the ping that made me look into this!

    • Barry says

      The Formica color number is on Pams post. It was black edged at an angle. Johnny Mica from Long Island fabricated it. Email me at barryend @ AOL if you need more information.

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