“Icing on the Cake” August Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest

Happy Fab Flipping August Time! I had a trashed picked vanity that was perfect for this month’s contest! van21

It went from Grungy to Glamorous & I can’t wait to decorate around it more 😀 I never thought I would be doing a fabulous vanity project for my daughter when she was 4 1/2 but here it is & we love it!

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Here are this month’s hosts for the Fab Flippin Furniture Contest.

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Evey’s Creations

Anastasia Vintage

Ciburbanity

Fern Avenue

Thirty Eighth Street

Dandelion Patina

 

Be sure to go to their blogs & check out their amazing August Flips too.

We also had a generous hardware host! Meet D. Lawless Hardware:

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They have a great online store that it was hard to narrow down what I wanted, but I’ll be going back to their website to order more.  I’ll explain all of the goodies along the way in this post.

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So here’s the ugly duckling! You should have seen how I had to squish this in my car! It was totally worth the pushing & pulling.  It’s funny what we do when we see a great vision for certain pieces.

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It had rusty old knobs that I definitely replaced

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Total grossness on the mirror

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& all of the surfaces too of course 😛

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I even had the pleasure of sanding down close to 3 layers of paint

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Here was my cleaning arsenal.  Simple green and gentle dish soap worked when I needed to really scrub.

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So I can’t tell you how much I love to paint with chalk paint! I decided to stick with white & it came out really clean & bright! No more grunge! Barely 2 coats & all of the rings, marks & smudges disappeared.

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I used a paint brush but I also wanted to try to use a small roller & it came out really smooth & perfect!

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It was a kids sized roller but worked perfectly on the top surface. Here’s Lizzie keeping busy. While I painted her vanity, she painted many other surfaces 😀

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I ordered these beautiful hooks that I screwed in on both sides of the desk.  Lizzie is very fancy.  Note sparkly head band in above pic.  I never thought I would have such a girlie girl since I wasn’t but she definitely is! So scarves, necklaces, boas (lol) & head bands can easily be hung on these large hooks.

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Last month we were painting with Unicorn Spit.  I tried about 7 other colors for the insides of the drawers & this one turned out perfect! Again, the coverage of this paint is awesome! Also an added bonus is it is infused with Jasmine.  So the stinky grungy drawers have a wonderful smell in them now 🙂

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As I was painting these late last night, I pictured Lizzie saying “they need more sparkle”

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And sure enough when she came down this morning she said just that & I already had Bella Star Dust on hand after the Unicorn Spit dried. 🙂 So now they are extra fancy!

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This. Yes this, was one of my favorite parts of the project! (besides the seriously awesome hardware of course ;).  I was trying to figure out what I could do to line the drawers with & it dawned on me that I had some vintage 70’s fabric that I hoarded away from my mom. I love it! & it was a perfect match!

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I love it so much & it couldn’t be more perfect! I am going to use the fabric for the matching chair too.  I’ll blog about the chair next week.

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I finished off the drawers with these pretty pink knobs.  I didn’t get them from d. lawless but they have a similar set.  In fact they have a HUGE assortment of knobs for Everything that you need to finish & work with.

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I found these fun quirky pull apart wood thingies. Yes, that is the official name for them at NutMeg Creative Cafe.  I knew I could use them somehow & they worked great on this vanity!

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Lizzie will now be able to display photos, her art work, or in this case beautiful handmade cards. I have a friend who made these over the top exquisite hand made birthday cards. They were nearby & for this first display they worked perfectly to show off my weird purchase.  I have a lot of thingies left & I know I can find other surfaces to cover in the same way.  They painted nicely too.

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Here was the before of that wall:

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Thanks for following the journey of the grungy vanity from the trash to our backyard & now

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to it’s brand new home. I can’t wait to decorate around it now! I can finally hang up some fun artwork that I have been collecting.  I’ll post those pics soon too. I also want to put something in the middle of the vanity.  I’m thinking one of these appliques.

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Now stop by D. Lawless & the other blogs and follow the hashtag #augustfabflippincontest all over social media! Thanks again!

 

 

Two Tiered Revamped Endtable

I’m finally blogging about this table that was given to me last year.  I had a few different ideas but I LOVE the final outcome that happened! 😀

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This was in bad shape from me using this as an outdoor plant stand this past year. It had tons of scratches & the veneer edges were pealing off.

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I cleaned it up with gentle soap & water, pealed off the edges & sanded them down until they were smooth.

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I sprayed white spray paint for a base. It only needed a light layer to lighten up the darkness of the veneer paneling.  It smoothed out all of the scratches too.

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This was my first time using Folk Art Home Decor paint.  I picked them up at my local Jo-ann’s Fabric & Crafts Store.  Parisian Grey & Cascade caught my eye for a great end result combo.

 

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I loved how it looked so far & asked on my Instagram & Facebook accounts if I should paint the legs.  I had mixed opinions & went with painting them in the light gray to blend with the top of the table.

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Late that night I decided the long part of the table was missing something & I decided to start a decoupage project on it using old maps.  I cut them up like flower petals & formed a large dahlia like pattern on the top.

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I used matte mod podge for the decoupage/glue element

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So cool!

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Here’s the finished table & I couldn’t be happier! This table brought out more comments than I ever had on my Facebook page.  I never had more comments & attention to any other project I’ve done.  So glad that so many enjoyed it as much as I do. I love how I lightened it up & brought new life to it! Hope you love it too 😀

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Thanks for stopping by!