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


  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!