Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Vanity Redo

So the other day while hunting Craigslist I saw a cute vintage vanity for $20.  I had nowhere to put it and didn't know what I would do with it, but it was cute and I figured I could always sell it.

I usually play it pretty safe with my painted furniture.  I decided since I wasn't trying to match this to my home I would try to do something different.  Lately I have been really liking the distressed, worn, looks like it has been in a beach house for 50 years kind of paint treatment.  I had no idea what I was doing but figured I would just go for it and make it up as I went.  Halfway through I hated it and thought I had wasted a ton of my time and would need to paint over it.  I remembered reading a post by Miss Mustard Seed where she said a lot of her finishes look weird midway so I just kept going. I am glad I did because in the end I really liked the finish.  It is definitely outside my comfort zone but it was fun to try something new.

Have any of you tried anything outside your normal design style lately?

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  1. I think this vanity came out just beautiful! I love the color!
    I always have to wait til the end of the project to see if I like it, there is always doubt in midway of a project.

    Thanks for sharing

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  3. That looks SO good! I can't believe it was $20....seriously! Way to go with miss mustard seed's advice. I also struggle with my projects midway through and just want to throw them over the fence!

  4. Love, Love, Love it, Nicole! I recently did a bookshelf that I wasn't sure of...but finished it up and loved it. Your vanity is gorgeous!

  5. that came out so beautifully. i love the color and finish you gave it! thanks for linking up!

  6. That is just an awesome piece~can't believe you scored it for $20! You did a lovely finish on it~ it looks very time worn and well loved!!!

  7. Nicole! WOWWY! First of all, I cannot believe you scored that for 2o bucks... and second, you did a fantastic job! It looks great! Thanks for linking!
    Blessings to you my friend!

  8. Looks fantastic!! Plus you can't beat $20 :)

  9. I totally LERVE this. I am trying more and more to go outside my normal design style, which has been traditional and a bit "blah" the past few years. :( More color and more prints these days. :)

  10. I love the look of this piece! Great job!

  11. That is just beautiful! You did a great job. I'd love to use that every morning!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  12. i would love it if you shared this at my party, it goes from tues-thurs. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

  13. I can not you paid $20.00 for this! I think it is a gorgeous piece of furniture!

  14. The finish is awesome! definately looks like it should be living in a beach house! Wonderful job!

  15. This post is so timely. I've just done something so out there. A red painted table with a chalk board centre. Completely opposite to my normal frenchy style. I'll post about it tomorrow. http://lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com/
    love your paint job above.
    cheers Fiona

  16. thanks for sharing this at my party! it's just gorgeous.

  17. Looks great. The finish and color turned out beautiful.

  18. Gorgeous--love that color. Come link up to my Share the Love party!

  19. I loooooooooooooove this. Thanks for linking it up at my Linky Party. Man, this baby would match my hope chest I just did perfectly! Yowza. You give me more ideas. Thanks again.

  20. It turned out beautiful! Visiting from Shabby Nest:)

  21. You did a great job on it and I can't believe you got it for only $20. It's always fun to try something new.

  22. That vanity is gorgeous. You did a beautiful job on it. I love trying new things. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  23. Nicole-
    This looks fantastic! And $20?!? What a deal! I hope you found a spot for it because it is too cute to giveaway!!

  24. What a deal! you did a fantastic job on it!!

  25. This is darling! What a great transformation and such a sweet piece! Fantastic price too!! Wow! Love it!

  26. Ummmm...yeah, that's pretty much gorgeous!

  27. oooh! I adore what you did to this vanity! It looks absolutely fabulous and would be a great addition to my blog party "from trash to treasure" I'd love it if you stopped by and jo8ined in.

  28. I think I like the original color better, but in the right room, your design could look really good.

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