Makeover Monday – A Funky Vanity

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I’m sure a lot of you are anxious for Spring to arrive, hopefully it’s already arrived in your neck of the woods.  I see pictures of other people’s flowers and I’m so jealous!!!  If we can’t start planting for a few more weeks, at least we can enjoy brightening up the place with some paint.

Cathy did a super cool makeover on this antique vanity.  When we got it, it looked like this.

vanity before

It was one of those pieces that you look at and think “What the heck am I supposed to do with THAT?”  We both had sentimental feelings about it since we had one exactly like it in our room growing up but seriously, the style???  How could we bring it into our era?  I shoved it back in the corner like a naughty little kid in a time-out but it hadn’t done anything wrong, LOL.  The veneer was also missing and coming off in various locations on the front so we had to address that.

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Since it didn’t have any detail to play up, I suggested adding fabric.  I’ve seen that done on other pieces of furniture, come to think of it, I’ve done it myself too on a buffet a few years back.

Soooo, off to the fabric store we went.  I spotted the neatest print right off the bat, but it wasn’t my project, so I had to let Cath choose.  I couldn’t believe it when she ended up with the one I liked.  We almost always have different ideas for things so I was  pretty geeked to see what she did with this .

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She base coated the vanity in American Paint Company’s all natural chalk and clay paint using Bordello, a vibrant purple/fuschia that I absolutely love.

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She applied all her paint in a messy, any-which-way style to build a lot of texture and interest, then layered over that with a wash of a fabulous new color from the limited edition Ellis Collection called Waistcoat.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color!

Waistcoat over Bordello BEFORE Clear Wax

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Waistcoat over Bordello AFTER Clear Wax

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The stool was base coated with Beach Glass, one of my favorites (I may have kind of, sort of, planted the seeds by placing my favorite colors on top of her material :)   I was absolutely loving where this was headed but I wondered what would she put over that?

American Paint Company’s Beach Glass

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She went in the back and mixed up a dreamy yellow-orange.  What a cool color!  LOVE this!!!

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After all the vibrant colors were applied, Cath sealed and distressed everything and applied American Paint Company’s Clear Wax to everywhere except the drawer fronts.  This is where the cool fabric comes into play.  It was adhered with Mod Podge specifically designed for fabric then sealed with American Paint Company’s Topcoat.

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She finished it just in time for the Women’s Expo in Grand Rapids, Michigan where we were featured presenters.

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Shizzle Design Painted Furniture and American Paint Company’s Chalk and Clay paint at Women’s Expo, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Cathy finished it all off with a pretty trim and it’s sitting pretty waiting for it’s next owner at our Shizzle Design booth within Not So Shabby in Holland.  For location, click HERE.

Well….  What’cha think???

Post courtesy of Shelly Andrade of Shizzle Design in Michigan

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Comments

  1. I love your funky vanity makeover! Can you tell me where you purchased the fabric? Thank you!

  2. ina mentosan says:

    Very nice. Thank you

  3. I have one of the 1960’s stereo console cabinets in the old cherry wood that I would love to update like the antique green one on this page. its nearly identical to mine….could you tell me what type of paint I need to buy and what steps I need to take to insure mine turns out as pretty as the one pictured on your site?

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