Monday, March 12, 2012

Antique vanity redo…

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I was looking on Craigslist for a desk I could redo for my little Miss and I wasn’t having any luck.  I finally started looking for other things in the antiques section and came across an antique vanity that I knew I could convert into a desk!!  It was $45, so I couldn’t beat the price, and it had such charming details!
Here’s what it looked like before I got my hands on it…
Look at all those details on the front legs!!  And the curved-front drawers?!?  So sweet!!  But it was in dire needs of a makeover.  One of the drawers had a 1/2 inch piece broken off the drawer face and so, because we are true professionals, my husband used a brio train curved track piece to fix it!!  Kudos to the hubby for thinking of that one, it was a perfect fit!!
After she was sanded down and broken parts were mended, she got a nice coat of…watermelon pink paint!!  My neighbor brought over his professional sprayer and helped us, and he said, “you know if little Miss eats watermelon on this desk, you’ll never notice if she spills.”  Oh I had doubters on this furniture redo just as I had in the past, but I still prevailed!!  I had vision!!
So here is how she looks now…
And here’s how it looks with the $7 chair my mom and I found at a thrift store and reupholstered.
I made the lamp shade, and bulletin board which will be featured this week along with pictures from the rest of the girls’ room, so stay tuned…

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  1. You are amazing!! I love looking at all your redos. Where do you find all your furniture to redo?

    1. A lot of them were hand me downs or sold with a home we bought. The vanity was a sweet find from Craigslist, and the chair was from a thrift store. Estate sales are a great place to find furniture as well as garage sales--just keep your eyes out!!

  2. So cute! I love the bright paint! =)

  3. I love the color! amazing transformation!

  4. I love, love, love this transformation ... everything about it is perfect!

    {my simple messterpiece}

  5. I love that desk! It's so hard to find great pieces like that. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  6. I love the shape of this desk (errr.. vanity.. I would never known)! And the color is darling with the fabric on the chair and bulletin board. I wish my desk was this cool when I was a kid. :)

  7. You blow my mind! Teach me your ways!!!!

  8. My kind of girl, Shannon!! Love it!! I'm jealous your neighbor helped you spray it...I painted my buffet by hand with a brush, lol!!

    Looks great!! Lucky little Miss!! (;

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I adore this re-do! I have been itching to use that Watermelon paint, too! Great job!!

    sara @

  10. LOVE THIS & LOVE THE COLOR!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your project at Jillify It!

    I hope you will come back again next Tuesday to share more of your creations!


  11. Oh my gosh! That turned out beautiful! I love the color, too! You did an awesome job!

  12. Shannon,

    I LOVE what you did with the vanity! Red is my favorite color. Thanks for linking up this week. Check back every Thursday for the link party.

    Have a great week.


  13. Thanks so much for sharing this over at The Winthrop Chronicles, I love the bright color you chose! What a great project!

  14. Ok Miss Sew Sweet Cottage - I am lovin' this desk redo! Great color choice. Just adorable!
    Thanks for linking up this week - please come back soon!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  15. Shannon congrats on your feature "Embracing Change" I love your desk and the board above it :) I'm your newest follower stop by for a blog visit.

  16. Featured yOu today! Come by to grab a featured button from my sidebar! Thanks for linking!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  17. Gorgeous! The lines on the desk are incredible and the colour you chose is perfect. Awesome makeover! Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

  18. Great color choice! I love how it turned out! I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" link party.

    Happy Sunday!

  19. Love how it turned out! The color is stunning! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  20. Wow that is such an amazing difference! I wish I had a watermelon pink desk when I was younger!

    Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

    -Four Sisters

  21. This is stunning! I love the color! Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday! I featured you today!


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