This Old House
Sure, there's something to be said for splurging on marble mosaic tile or a handblown sconce shade. But nailing a vintage look doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. To prove the point, we turned to our favorite big-box retailers, online megastores, and renovators' catalogs for low-cost look-alikes of pricey reproduction fixtures and finishes. The result? The wallet-friendly finds here and on the following pages, from a pedestal sink full of period charm to prefab wainscoting that delivers a paneled look in no time. -Danielle Blundell, This Old House magazine
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Victorian-Style Pedestal Sink
by Barclay Products
With its 18½-inch-wide basin and integral backsplash, this vitreous china pedestal is a perfect fit for the smallest of baths.
About $160, vandykes.com
Cottage-Style Onion Lantern
Seeded glass and a weathered-bronze finish make this fixture a natural for the walls of a porch. But it could be equally striking inside, flanking a foyer mirror or over a powder-room vanity.
About $31, homedepot.com
Glass Cabinet Knobs
by World Market
Refresh a dresser or built-inwith these jewel-like clear or colored glass pulls that have iron detailing with an antiqued-brass finish.
About $5 each, worldmarket.com for stores.
Damask Wallpaper by Graham & Brown
These swirling large-scale florals, first popular in the 18th century, look fresh again. Try this matte-finish nonwoven paper in a foyer, dining room, or study. A special backing cuts the time needed to hang it (and strip it) in half.
About $50, grahambrown.com/us SEE MORE 13 classic home details that won't break the bank at thisoldhouse.com