Thursday, October 6, 2011

DIY Vanity Makeover

A vanity table makeover for a friend.

diy vanity table makeover

The perfect spot to put on make up and get ready for the day.

vanity table makeover

A quick change of paint and a new drawer made this table go from this:

vanity table before

To this:


vanity table after

Originally painted a minty green color my friend wanted a fresh white update:

turned leg before turned leg after

And there was no drawer, now that's not very user friendly.

empty drawer slot before

So I built a drawer and added a fun pull:

new drawer

new drawer interior


The bubbly green pull mimics the bubbly character of the legs.

anthropologie drawer knob

Here's how I made over the vanity:

1. Sand piece to remove old paint using 120 grit on mouse sander.

2. Build drawer, basically a box made of 1/2" plywood with a face piece and 1/4 mdf bottom:

new drawer box

3. Drawer fits and piece is ready for primer:

new dawer in vanity

4. Prime one coat.
Paint two coats Behr Swiss Coffee.
Sand to distress edges (120 grit by hand):

distressed edges on paint

5. Seal two coats satin poly, three coats on top surface:

clear stain poly on vanity

6. Once poly is dry add hardware.
This bubbly knob is from Anthropologie, love how their hardware comes complete with its own funky bag:

aqua glass drawer knob

Vanity is finished and fully functional:

new drawer in position

vanity with new drawer

Amazing what a little paint and wood can do for a piece.

paint finish detail

Enjoy your refinished piece Deb!

refinished and refurbished vanity desk

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the glass knob! The legs are so curvy and fun. Love it!

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  2. This looks fabulous! I'm so impressed that you made a drawer. I probably would have made a false front and called it good ;-)

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  3. You are amazing! Building a drawer? Get out of town! You've got mad skilz!

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  4. Jaime veramente un grande lavoro.....
    Brava!!
    Baci
    Sabrina!!

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  5. This is super cute! That knob is fabulous!

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  6. I love the knob as well its too cute! Great redo!

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  7. Turned out great Jaime! Love those legs on that table--wish there were better table leg options out there like those for purchase.

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  8. I love those legs! And I'm impressed that you built the drawer. It looks like it came with the table.

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  9. SOOO beautiful! Love love LOVE white!! Always so classic!!

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  10. Love the lines of your vanity and that know is fabulous!

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  11. Pretty! Love that drawer pull!

    I stumbled this!

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  12. So sweet! i actually did a vanity just like this a few yeas ago and thought it was so unique- love the shape!

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  13. I love how this turned out. And that glass knob is gorgeous :)

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  14. I actually did a vanity just like this a few yeas ago and thought it was so unique, its shape is gorgeous. Your renovation is turned great.
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  15. Lovely with just the right bling!

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