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!
Here are this month’s hosts for the Fab Flippin Furniture Contest.
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:
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.
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.
It had rusty old knobs that I definitely replaced
Total grossness on the mirror
& all of the surfaces too of course 😛
I even had the pleasure of sanding down close to 3 layers of paint
Here was my cleaning arsenal. Simple green and gentle dish soap worked when I needed to really scrub.
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.
I used a paint brush but I also wanted to try to use a small roller & it came out really smooth & perfect!
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 😀
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.
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 🙂
As I was painting these late last night, I pictured Lizzie saying “they need more sparkle”
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Here was the before of that wall:
Thanks for following the journey of the grungy vanity from the trash to our backyard & now
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.
Now stop by D. Lawless & the other blogs and follow the hashtag #augustfabflippincontest all over social media! Thanks again!