Thursday, October 6, 2011

"V" is for Vanity

A vanity table makeover for a friend.

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

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

To this:

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


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

So I built a drawer and added a fun pull:

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

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:

3. Drawer fits and piece is ready for primer:

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

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

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

Vanity is finished and fully functional:

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

Enjoy your refinished piece Deb!

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Before & After @ Thrifty Decor Chic


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

  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 ;-)

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

  4. Jaime veramente un grande lavoro.....

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. Pretty! Love that drawer pull!

    I stumbled this!

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

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

  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!