Tuesday, June 19, 2012

vanity makeover


I guess I'd call myself a thrifter.  Or upcyler sounds pretty good.  My husband, however, would call me a junker.  And perhaps our neighbor would agree.

I have been picking up curbside treasures from my neighbor's house for years.  She owns a small booth in a local antique/thrift market and often brings home furniture pieces from yard sales or Goodwill to restore for her booth.  Sometimes she over-buys and puts items out at the street for anybody who will take them off her hands.  Lucky me!

One day she caught me hauling home a chest-of-drawers by myself and came out to help.  When I laughingly recounted how many of her cast-offs had been taken into our home, she told me that she was in the process of cleaning out the garage and asked if I wanted to come take a look.  Guess what I found...

Unfortunately, in my haste to transform this adorable little vanity I neglected to take a before photo, but I located this picture of a similar vanity at Charlotte's blog and asked if I could borrow it.


This piece was a perfect size for the girls' room, so I gave it a coat of white paint, mod podged "Waverly  Duchess Damask Onyx" fabric to the drawer faces, and added some simple wood knobs that matched the other furniture in the room.  Oh yeah, it needed some new mirror clips too, so $1.50 later that had been restored.




I'm not sure I could have found a more perfect dresser for this room!  Thanks, Tamara!


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13 comments:

Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge said...

I have that exact vanity in my daughter's room, except with different pulls. I love the fabric on the drawers. That's a nice touch. The room is gorgeous. I'll bet your girls love it.
Angie

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

I have a similar piece that was my grandmother's--it had been in my dad's room at the home place. I love it, but it's pretty badly damaged. You have given me a GREAT IDEA! Thanks!

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Where is this neighbor and I can I move in on her other side?

Beautiful redo! I love the damask!

plaits and paisley said...

Yes lucky you! Great transformation.
Penny x

Eclectically Vintage said...

I have always wanted a deco vanity!! Love your $1.50 makeover and I need a neighbor like yours!!
Kelly

jeanetteann said...

Your dresser is lovely as is the room. Just beautiful. x

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

I love the ones that cost next to nothing!! It looks fantastic! Your girls are so lucky :)

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

That is one heck of a make over! Absolutely beautiful - as is the rest of the room!!

Just Simply Live said...

Oh my gosh you did such a fab job. I LOVE IT.

Cynthia said...

Sounds like you have a great neighbour! Your vanity turned out so lovely! (Oh, and I love that bed in the last pic, too :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

adorable! it looks perfect in that sweet room!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I am so impressed by you! Not just the furniture makeovers and room updates but that you do it all with your kids home and under your feet! I'm barely treading water over here and it's only 3 kids and summer is only 2 weeks in;)

Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the flowers on the lamp shades.

lisa