DIY Projects The Virtuous Woman

DIY: Refurbishing An Old Vanity

After beginning home improvements this Spring, I realize that I know have the DIY (Do It Yourself) bug.  It started back in January when I became interested in creating home & body products, like linen spray, body/hair oils, and gels.  My very first project was very ambitious and to my surprise, it came out really good.

Refurbished Vanity

New Vanity 2

  1.  I decided give update this vanity by giving it a vintage look, using chalk paint.  The first step was to remove the cushion and drawer from the vanity. Using chalk paint was so easy because there was no need to sand the furniture.

Old Vanity pic

2. We covered the mirror with painters tape and began painting the furniture and hardware with DecoArt Americana (Vintage Chalk Finish in the color Lace).  I absolutely love this paint and I’ve used it for several other projects. With this paint customers have the ability to create a vintage look by distressing and/or blending colors.

New Vanity 1

3. The stool was refurbished with a beautiful piece of fabric that I purchased at Joann Fabrics, using my trusty staple gun.

4. After the furniture dried, it was reassembled and distressed using sand paper.  The key to distressing is “don’t go overboard”.  Choose areas of the furniture that would naturally show wear and tear over time, like the corners and hardware.

I am pleased with the finished project, although I am still adding accessories and figuring out which pieces work the best for my every day life.

Updated picture with accessories will be posted later.

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