In addition to the Franklin Brass chrome sink legs I’ve written about, Deabath.com offers this set – from a different manufacturer – for $50/pair. With their ‘hexagon’ styling they are spot-on retro for the 40s and 50s.
Deabath also offers three other varieties of sink legs. They are more expensive models – heavier castings – and generally, for earlier periods. Although – the set authentically reproduced from 1935 has timeless modern appeal – yummy!
- Remember… take any wall hung sink … as long as it has holes to take legs toward the front/underneath … add chrome or stainless steel legs — and voila, you’ve got a great retro look.
- Note – these sinks can be a little ‘shorter’ than pedestal sinks today. When I installed my vintage sink w/legs, I added some rubber baby buggy bumpers (rubber gasket thingy’s) at the bottom and top of the legs to get a little more height. Worked fine, can’t see it a bit, and the sink-height issue, which I tortured over in advance, turned out to be a non-issue. And I am 5’8″.
- Finally, A sink with legs means you will have to find places to store your lotions and bottles other than a vanity. And, you will have to keep that bathroom tidy and free of dust bunnies. But, in smaller mid mod bathrooms, a sink with chrome legs really opens up the space and makes it feel bigger. And keeping your bathroom clean is a righteous thing.
Landing on our story about a house with six – yes, 6 — colorful vintage bathrooms, Staci wrote to ask:
Q: Where can we buy a vintage sink with the towel racks? We just bought an midcentury modern ranch and have to have the sink! TIA. Heck yeah there is more →
Scanning the marketplace for what’s new on the looks-old department, I recently spotted: This little bathroom sink — adorable — the Alden bathroom sink from Waterworks. Has metal legs with integral towel bars, and I love that little backsplash.Heck yeah there is more →
Finishing up my recent series on bathroom sinks matched with chrome legs, I wanted to spotlight this Waterworks model. No doubt, it is GORGEOUS. But, the chrome legs with integrated towel bars do run $1,475… while the sink is $315. If you’ve got the cash and the desire, this certainly would be the centerpiece of your retro reno bathroom.
But, if you just want the look and the basic functionality, see my other, recent bathroom posts on wall-mount sinks from Crane that can be matched with $30 chrome legs from Franklin Brass. Another thought: The original fixtures used in our retro homes were NOT luxury. They were stylish…and functional…but, accessibly priced for the growing population. So in that spirit, I really prefer to seek out affordable products to complete a retro renovation.
So in that spirit: Try salvage shops…or even place an ad in your local paper. I advertised in the items wanted section a couple of years ago, and immediately turned up a wall-mount sink with fabulous chrome legs with towel bars, and nabbed the set for $65. It had be sitting in someone’s basement for 20 years. It was in perfect shape, and looks awesome in my tiny but functional – and beautiful – master bathroom.
This is one of two sets of chrome legs possible to match up with your wall hung sink.
The other is at deabath.com – see this post.
The look is a 50s classic — and great for small bathrooms, as having the space underneath the sink makes the room look much bigger. Just keep on top of all the dust bunnies.
This find would be even better if there were attached chrome towel bars. Even so — Thank you Franklin Brass for this great product!
Note: You can click right on the spec sheet in this posting – and get a larger more readable image.
You might also want to check out my towel bar post.
MSRP is $28.85.
The legs are no longer featured on the website. They are model number F-1321. Please note, Franklin Brass does not sell direct. Go to one of their recommended retailers or put the keywords for this item into a google search and find it online.
Where to find towel bars that attach to the chrome legs on vintage bathroom sinks? The question came up twice last week, so here’s the answer based on my research and knowledge. Above: The gorgeous yellow Crane bathroom sink with chrome legs and towel bars in my neighbor’s house.Heck yeah there is more →
A house with a Naughty Pine err Pecky Cedar Lounge downstairs surely has a pink bathroom upstairs, wouldn’t you think? Yes, Amy of newfound Polkaholic fame also sent photos of her delicious pink and gray bathroom, complete with the highly sought-after American Standard Gracelyn sink with super-hard-to-find original vanity. Heck yeah there is more →
When these rare(ish) vintage bathroom sinks show up in old advertisements or actual bathrooms, I often get questions about them. What are they, exactly, and how are they installed? Some answers…Heck yeah there is more →
Planning on remodeling, repairing or building your own vintage or midcentury style bathroom? Then you’ll likely need at least one sink for your space. While we love the rainbow of colors and many shapes and sizes of vintage sinks, sometimes finding the right one for your bathroom can be a challenge. To help make sink selection easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of our five favorite sink styles — each with specific sink models you can order new today — that would work wonderfully in vintage and midcentury style bathrooms. Heck yeah there is more →
Options for cast iron drainboard farmhouse sinks just got bigger — errr, smaller — with this new design — the 42″ Whitney — from Strom Plumbing. We spied this cutie while walking the floor at KBIS 2016. Strom Plumbing is also maker of Pam’s all-time-favorite midcentury style faucets, the Mississippi. New for 2016, Strom Plumbing also has some nice porcelain bathroom sinks.Heck yeah there is more →