Saturday, July 6, 2013

Vintage Vanity in Pink!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!  I was lucky enough to spend it with my family and was, again, reminded of how grateful I am to live in this amazing country we call America!

I've had an idea for a little girl's desk/vanity for a while now, but nothing to do it on.  When I saw this cute little vanity on my local classifieds page on FB I knew I had to have it! :)  She was kind enough to deliver it to town for me (score!) and it was only a few block from my house (double score!).  I started working on it as soon as I got home because I just couldn't wait to see if it would look like what I thought it would look like. Is that wierd?  :)



I don't do pink.  And, I don't really do a lot of decoupage.

 Out of all the furniture I've done I've only painted a few things pink and those were  custom requests.  BUT, I saw this paper at Hobby Lobby and could not get it out of my head.  I just had to put it on something.  So, I broke down and decided it was time to do pink again.  

I love the vintage look of this paper so I glazed over the body and the top with Provincial (from Minwax) mixed with mineral spirits (cuz it was 85 degrees today and the stain was drying out too fast) to tone down the paint.  I'm not a big fan of the "dirty" look so I love how using mineral spirits with the stain helps to thin it out so you can spread it more evenly.  I actually just dipped a heavy duty paper towel in the stain and then poured the mineral spirits right on the same paper towel and started rubbing.  

I had to ditch the original pulls cuz I just wasn't feeling them.  Plus, I had these adorable pink knobs I was saving and this was perfect.  

 I added this graphic to the top (using the wax paper method) for a little visual interest.

Here it is with the mirror.  I love how it still has that vintage feel, but is fit for a sweet little girl, too. :)

This vanity was featured by:
Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage
Ann @ Stylish Once Again
Deborah @ Green Willow Pond

Thanks ladies!

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  1. What a pretty and feminine transformation!!! Love all the soft colors and knobs!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  2. Wow, your creative juices were really flowing on this one! I love the pink and that paper is just darling! And the little butterfly graphic really pulls it all together! So sweet! and pretty

  3. That is so danged cute - you did an absolutely marvelous job!

  4. Beautiful, Lisa! I love that paper and can see why you wanted to incorporate it. Great makeover!

  5. Every detail is wonderful. My daughter would just love this!

  6. I have the very same vanity and I painted it white with aqua drawers. Guess what? Im going to re-paint the drawers pink now! I love what you did!!!

  7. So cute! More than creative. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays

  8. OMG - Love this!!!! I absolutely want it for my daughter's room! It is perfect!! I love the paper!!! I'm going to Hobby Lobby tomorrow and look for it! I am a pink person, and this is exceptional! You are so dang talented!!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs -

  9. You had me at pink! Love this transformation - you did a great job. Hugs, Holly

  10. That is VERY cool! I love how that turned out, what an amazing job! Thanks for sharing this at the DIY Sunday Showcase at PinkWhen, I am pinning now!!

  11. Gorgeous! I have a similar desk to paint and I didn't even think of looking at it in such a feminine way--I really love what you did!

  12. This is stunning! I'm so glad you went with pink - it's gorgeous and the perfect compliment to the beautiful paper and those terrific knobs! Love it! Hugs, Leena

  13. What an amazing transformation! Looks beautiful! I came over to visit you from Our Home Away from Home party!
    Thanks for sharing this girly beauty with us, have a great week!

  14. That vanity is wonderful! Now, how do I learn this 'wax paper' transfer method/? I've painted many things, but have yet to do any transferring so it fascinates me! Cindy @

  15. That is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen!!


  16. I love seeing how others change furniture into something special. I think you did an amazing job.

  17. It is beautiful in pink! I love that paper and the knobs too! Such a pretty transformation Lisa. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!


  18. I love what you did with the paper on the drawers... gorgeous!

  19. Wow...I love it!! Had to pin it to my awesome furniture board!! :)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. A LOT of waterfall vanity redo's leave me feeling kinda "meh", but this is gorgeous. And I'm not usually a pink person either. I'll be pinning it for future reference too!

  21. Love it! You've done an amazing job. That paper is irresistible. I happened on it in Hobby Lobby & couldn't resist putting it in some aqua frames we had for sale. The frames sold BAM!

  22. Pretty in Pink! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

  23. Wow great job! I love it and the paper is great.

  24. It looks absolutely amazing! Pink! A little shabby chic! Love it!
    Happy weekend!
    xoxo Carly

  25. You always amaze me!! This is beautiful!!
    Thank you for linking up to my Paint Party! There is another one going on right now and I would love to have you join with all your fun Paint Projects


  26. Love how this turned out! The drawers are so fun:) Pinning! I posted anchors aweigh to Life on Lakeshore:) Stop over!


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