Tuesday, January 18, 2011

White Makeover

I was taking pictures of this sweet little vanity for my Etsy Shop and
thought I would share it here with you all.  I actually refinished it last 
summer before I started blogging, therefore, there are no "before"
pictures, but there are several "in process" pictures.

When I found this vanity at a yard sale, the wood was dark and lacking 
personality.   All it needed was a little TLC.  

I took all the pieces apart in my back yard and primed 
it using my new paint sprayer. 

Even though my yard is not in the best shape here, that
grass sure looks nice and green right about now.

 Next, I sprayed it with two to three coats of Dove White

Benjamin Moore paint and put everything back together again.
To give it a little more personality, I applied two complimentary wood 
applique pieces to the drawer and added a wooden knob.

 I also lined the inside of the drawer with scrapbook  paper
to dress it up and give it a new, clean feel.

To cushion the seat a little more, I added an extra layer of thin foam and
polyester batting and then covered it with this soft pastel mint linen fabric.

 I think I'm jealous ~ her cabriole legs are more shapely than mine. 
Lastly, I lightly distressed everything to create the shabby look that I love. 
I'm hoping eventually some mother will fall in love with it and
give her daughter the perfect place to pamper herself.  I think
it needs a little girl to love it again.

Don't forget to check out my "Giveaway" here which
ends January 22nd.
Linking with Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Domestically Speaking for The Power of Paint Party
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday 


Claire said...

This is a real beauty- love the simple appliques on the drawer too-nice job!-Claire
ps: i'm your newest follower

Sharing Shadymont said...

So pretty! You did a really good job!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is WONDERFUL and such a perfect size... I wish you lived closer I would LOVE IT!!!
Hugs, Donna

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a sweet vanity with lots of personality!

Scribbler said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Love this little vanity -- but I have nowhere to put it. Hope it finds a deserving home!

Restyled Vintage said...

That is just gorgeous and I love the way you have used scrapbook paper to line the drawers...I tried and got stuck but I never thought of using two pieces and putting it up the sides (I am assuming that is what you have done!) Looks great :)

xx Karen

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It looks so sweet Cindy! You did a fabulous job in making it the perfect little dressing table for a special little girl! Love the mint green fabric and the coordinating drawer lining!~Hugs, Patti

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

And how cute is that mirror, great job!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a great job you did on your sweet little vanity! My granddaughters would love it! Thanks for your visits! So nice to get feedback!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely,

This is beautiful. I'm so jealous of people like you who can transform pieces of furniture like this. I love the extra special touches you've given it - the lined drawer and the new upholstery.


Maggie said...

What a great job you did Cindy, the vanity & stool are completely transformed, just delightful.

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful. Any little girl would love this. Ginger

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