Is it a Vanity?
Is it a Desk?
Is it a Dresser?
This was being sold as a vanity -
but I looked at the photo and I thought I'd sell it as a desk
until I had a brainstorm -
(You would not believe the storms that rage inside my brain -
& not all of them are positive creations, let me tell ya - but
this one happened to be )
remember this dresser?
that I did like this ?
The girl that bought it did not want the mirror at all -
so I kept it for some future project - and I am so
happy I did - because John kept telling me to just
give it to her when she comes - it's part of it and she may change
her mind one day............but I had lowered the price
( she had me at " student " )
so felt justified about keeping the mirror
Ok - so here is the post for this transformation
( the above was just the prelude lol )
|I gave it a coat of white homemade chalky paint|
sorry Annie - but I have tons of paint I have to
use up somehow!!!!
|gave it a very quick coat - making sure to leave a little of the wood exposed|
|I then painted over the white with a gray color I had on hand - also|
making a chalky recipe for this - there's little "peaks" of wood showing
|I used ASCP coco for the patterns - I love the contrast between the gray and this color|
painted the base white - and reupholstered it like this
The gray background is perfect for the body of the desk/vanity/dresser
Let's call it my D.V.D. going forward, shall we? lol
Please don't leave me now - it's almost over!
This post took longer to create than the entire job - if you're sick of reading about it - imagine how
I feel uploading all these photos and typing lol
Next step was the mirror -
I painted the frame that holds up the mirror in the white - and the mirror
frame itself in the gray - lightly distressed the both pieces
Oh we're almost so done here I can taste it - handles - painted gray and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Have you guessed
( just showing off my poetry skills - like to throw that in every once in awhile )
Has anyone stuck around for all of this?
Do you actually remember what it looked like, lol?
And here she is now -
Listing this tonight.................
And just for a laugh - you know how I'm always going on about painting wood - well you will not believe this one
yeah I painted the firewood white - as nuts as any of you may think you are?
I can one up you, definitely
JOHN - DO NOT TRY TO BURN THESE - DECORATION ONLY, LOL
Time to Party!
I should be mopping the floor
Between naps on the Porch
Under the table and dreaming
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The D.I.Y. dreamer
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French Country Cottage
Miss Mustard Seed
Oh what a wonderful transformation! I love it!ReplyDelete
Love what you did to the dresser. Many years ago my aunt gave me a vanity like the 'before' picture, and it actually had a mirror attached - a huge, round mirror that almost was as wide as the bottom of the vanity. I suspect it was of 1950s vintage.ReplyDelete
Nice makeover! :-)
This is so pretty! Very clever to make use the mirror from another project. And your staging skills are terrific!ReplyDelete
Looks fantastic! You're so clever to use the mirror from another piece to add to this one. Painting firewood? Uhmmmmmm, yeah I think maybe an RX is needed. ;-)ReplyDelete
Amazing, you did a total change, it is very nice. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
What a great job! I love the mirror you added to it. I have a whole bed set that was my grandparents that looks a lot like this...only the vanity with it has a round mirror. I took the mirror off and put it with the dresser and have used the vanity as a desk too. Yours looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!ReplyDelete
that mirror was the perfect addition! great idea!ReplyDelete