Sunday, June 9, 2013

Painted Retro Vanity

Happy Sunday! I have a crazy, busy day ahead of me. I think I have six or seven customers coming to pick up their furniture. (You can imagine what my entry looks like right now!) But, I was pretty excited to have gotten all the pickups arranged for the same day.
In between all of that chaos I am hoping to, at least start, a couple of other paint projects (I have a cool vintage coffee table and an old dorm room desk on tap). Also, I would like to start to prime the upper kitchen cabinets.

Anyway, the other weekend, a good friend of mine came over for a visit and, after an awesome lunch out, we went to thrift stores, tag sales and estate sales. My kind of Saturday!

One thing I found was this old, vintage, vanity table. I had done a very distressed, shabby one a few weeks ago and wanted to go with a more retro feel for this time around.

This was a very simple makeover. The table got painted in a vanilla bean color--not sure the exact name, but it was a sample pot I found at Lowes and the drawer got a coat of Behr's Peacock Feather (a fave color of mine.)  I then distressed it all lightly and replaced the knob with another from D. Lawless, here, (you can see the other project I used the same knob on here.) Love how versatile this hardware is!

Really loving the retro feel of this piece. I think it looks pretty great in my living room, but it wasn't meant to be. It sold the same day I listed it.

Enjoy your day!


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  1. Really pretty Angela! A nice versatile size and a great color combination! ... You always take the time to stage so nicely!

  2. Angela
    So pretty! I love the pretty blue and crystal knob. So fun making something old new again. I'm visiting from DIY Showoff.
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  3. Really gorgeous, I like the retro look to it!

  4. Very pretty, you are always so busy!


  5. Angela your before and after are fabulous! Love everything about this redo, the Pretty Things party is up and I would love for you to join us:

    xo, Tanya

  6. Hi Angela, I'm all about retro, so I just love this. What a fabulous table and even more so your color choices!

  7. I make over these little vanities a lot, but never have I gone outside the lines. Love the retro look and how it no longer looks like a vanity. The pop of peacock is perfect for it. YAY! I will no longer make skirts for them!

  8. This turned out beautiful. I have a similar table that I painted white many years ago. It could use another update. I love how you gave yours a pop of color and added more personality with coordinating art and accessories

  9. I love the way you painted this with one colorful drawer! Come link up to centerpiece Wed. And share this post on my blog

  10. It looks amazing. I really like the picture hanging above it. Did you purchase the picture or create it?

  11. That is a wonderful way, Angela to spend the day - this is a terrific find and the transformation looks marvelous! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  12. your little vanity turned out so pretty..Ilove the pop of color with the drawer.


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