Friday, November 1, 2013

Harlequin Vanity

I am such a sucker!  I saw this little cutie and just could not say no.  It has such a great little shape and legs, and it's solid wood.  

The problem-no storage!  

But, then I was's not her fault she's got no storage!! She still deserves to be loved! ;)
  And, if she's cute enough, in the end, someone will be able to look past putting things in it and be happy with putting things on top of it!

Ok, enough justifying why I bought the darn little thing.  I don't have to explain myself! ;)


She was so sad looking (and she's been holed up in a barn!).  Practically begging for a makeover. 


Oh my goodness- how adorable is she now??!

I added these amazing knobs to the front panels to give a little visual interest.

I love the look of the paper on the inside of this vanity Stephanie (Attic Angel) did.  I also love this paper I found at Hobby Lobby with a black and white Harlequin pattern and how it compliments the knobs.  I just stained over to give it more of an aged look (it was too bright before).

  It's such a good way to add a little something to a piece without a lot of detail. 

I sanded (A. L.O.T.) this top down and stained it in Early American by Minwax.  I've had tops made out of this wood before and staining it too dark leaves it muddy looking.  I liked the lighter color and think it compliments the black well.  

It's so unique!

Would be perfect as an entry way table, a laptop desk, or a vanity for a smaller space.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

p.s.  I love what I do!! ;)

This vanity was featured by:
DIY Sunday Showcase @ VMG206
Karin @ Art is Beauty
Judy @ DIY by Design
Karen @ Redoux
Deborah @ Green Willow Pond

Thank you!

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  1. Totally freaking LOVE this!!!!!!

  2. This makeover made me smile! That little vanity just looks happy now! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my word- it looks absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well done, you go girl!

  4. This is an amazing relove! So creative and perfectly executed! Love the stained hounds tooth paper (very Coco Channel) Pinning...and I bet it gets repinned a gazzillion times!

  5. I am utterly and completely in love with this piece.


  6. It is simply gorgeous. I have a vanity in storage that I need to get to work on. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Really really nice. What color black did you use. I want to try painting something in black and want to make sure to use the right one. Can you tell me the color black and who makes it?
    Thank you

  8. You've done it again Lisa! You and your furniture are so amazing. May I please come paint with you?
    Have a fantastic week and blessings to you,

  9. Loving what you do definitely shows - this is an absolutely stunning makeover! The Harlequin paper and those gorgeous knobs take this piece to high end glam. It is one of my favorite furniture makeovers - beautiful!

  10. As usual -- its gorgeous! Pinned it! xoxo

  11. She's oh so adorable. I love it. Great job.

  12. This is so cool! The paper is perfect for it!

  13. You did a fantastic job with this piece! I saw it on Kathe With an E and wanted to click over. Well done! :)

    Thrift Diving

  14. You're the first link I clucked from Nita's Mod Mix Monday. So glad I discovered you (now off to spend too much time exploring the rest of your blog).

  15. Adorable! Love the color, the harlequin, the knobs, the top! Gorgeous!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  16. This is stunning!!!! Really into checkered pattern lately!! You do such great work!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!

  17. Lisa, she's a stunner now! L-O-V-E the extra panache the harlequin print and hardware give this little beauty too! And,the best part is it was all made possible with your P.S. I love what I do! Well, keep doing what you're doing because it's AWESOME!
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio

  18. Wow! You have a way of taking every piece to the next level! Beautiful!

  19. This is a really beautiful piece. Those knobs really give it a girly touch to it.

  20. I am more than a little impressed ... and hopefully inspired!! I would love a piece like that!

  21. I am more than a little impressed ... and hopefully inspired!! I would love a piece like that!

  22. Love it!!! Beautiful! I'd love it if you'd add it to our link party @

  23. This is absolutely, totally AWESOME! If I lived anywhere close to you, I'd snap this up. It is exactly what I've been looking for to use as a laptop desk.

  24. so, so cute! loving this transformation. i am so excited to be your newest follower, can't wait to see the next project.

  25. I love your vanity! I featured you this week. Have a blessed weekend! Mary

  26. Oh my! Another gorgeous piece done by you! You are SO talented. Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two. Make it a pink day :)

  27. Hi Lisa,

    This is stunning! The stained top is such an improvement and all the touches makes this one gorgeous piece. Love, love, love it.
    Hugs, Lynnie

  28. I absolutely love this. Those knobs are fabulous! Thank you for linking up with Twirl & Take a Bow. Hope to see you again this week!

    ~ Brooke ~

  29. You did an awesome job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  30. That turned out gorgeous! I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party!

  31. Amazing! Absolutely love the top and the paper accent. Beautiful job!

  32. Wow! This is just gorgeous. I love the harlequin and the black and the wood top. Every bit of it! Sharon

  33. Good morning! I just wanted to stop by and let you know I featured you today <3 Have a wonderful day!


  34. Completely adorable! Who cares if it doesn't store anything. I just love looking at it! Thanks for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

  35. Add one more party where this desk is featured! Tomorrow at Redoux! I LOVE it!

  36. So cute! I love the printed paper and the hardware with the black. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  37. I absolutely love what you did with this piece, GORGEOUS!!!! It took me five minutes to find where to leave a comment but I persevered because I love it that much :)


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