Monday, December 20, 2010

Turquoise Vanity

I found this generic vanity set on CL a while back. The price was right so I took it home. Did you ever go check out a CL find and then decide not to buy? I don't know maybe it's the sucker in me but I feel like once I've taken the ride and I meet the person happily waiting for me to make the purchase, it's like the deal has been sealed whether I want it or not. Please tell me, I am not the only CL sucker out there.
Here it is in my messy garage that I so wish I could squeeze my car into. Never going to happen!

I pulled out my BM paint swatch book. Love this thing especially when you want to mix your own paint concoction. I wanted a a turquoise color but more on the green side. I chose colors close to what I was going for and mixed them into the white. Simple and will save you both a trip out and money buying custom colors.

Yup, I've got tons of paint from my decorative painting days.
I changed out the fabric on the stool. Fairly easy if you use the old fabric as your template and a staple gun.

Here it is painted, distressed and glazed. Not lookin' so generic anymore. I saw the perfect knob on ceramic with touches of black. Sadly there aren't any here in Jersey. Thinkin' about ordering it but for now the glass knob I had on hand will have to do.

I used spray adhesive to line the drawer with the same fabric as the cushion. I am telling you, once you try this your bottle of mod podge will be collecting dust in the corner.
I'm going to CL it unless my youngest decides to claim to it for her room.
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Anonymous said...

I love what you've done with this dresser. And I LOVE how you lined the drawer with the fabric! I've decided I'm going to do this tomorrow with my daughter's wardrobe. Thanks!
Megs :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

She looks sooooo the color that you used...thanks foe sharing her at my NTT party. Merry Christmas!


Felicia said...

Hello! I did a vanity like this just a few weeks ago! The funny thing was that it was almost the same color! I sold it at a shop called Finders Keepers! LOVE IT! Trash to Treasure is what my blog is about, if you would like to look at it I would really appreciate it! I am following you now~

Donnie said...

You did a great job on it. Just lovely.

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

This vanity turned out fantastic! I love the turquoise with the black and white fabric. It is stunning!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

I am loving the color combo...great transformation....

Take care,

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Oh heck! This is just gorgeous! I love it! I can't believe how much paint you have! :) I adore the turquoise with the black and white fabric! Perfect!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

sooo pretty! i love the black and white with the aqua. and this is oe of those pieces you wouldn't look twice at before, but now, wow!

concretenprimroses said...

Its beautiful. Great job!

Doreen said...

You transformed the mundane into a beautiful piece to treasure! I love your turquoise and black & white fabric combo. This is one of the best transformations I've seen. I look forward to following you....happy new year!

Astrid said...

First comment ever on a blog, eventhough I follow several ones, including yours for a while! Btw love everything you do, amazing!
This total noob on this thrifty/recicling world of yours has a question. You're adding acrilic paint used for decorative painting to white paint you use for furniture? Honestly never heard/thougt of that and think it´s brillant, also will save me a LOT of money (I'm planning to start a few renovations-hughe pieces of furniture-buying new ones it's out of question!).
Regret we don't have CL nor good GW stores here in Chile, yeap... You're being read from the very "end of the world" =)
Thanks for being so fab & generous to share your works! said...

I so need to find me those paint racks! All my paints are shoved in a darn 3 drawer plastic bin thinger how this turned out. I am exploring your blog right now rock on sister.

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