My vanity makeover and a little sneak peek of my room

12:01:00 AM

We had this vanity dresser since I can remember. I don't really appreciate it that much then, and even let my brothers have it for years.
But I had my eye on this for a while (those details on the frame are sooo pretty). Thank goodness our house prettify project got me the chance to grab this for my selfish self.

The plan is to 1) put another drawer on the middle, 2) level the top, 3) replace the glass door, 4) paint, 5) replace the mirror, and 6) put new knobs
I don't take credit for the carpentry work, thank you carpenter for doing that for me. But I did spackled, sand, primed and painted this thing. I know that's the easy part, but still... I'm kinda proud you know.

 Bought this faux glass knob (plastic, in short) at Ace hardware, and painted the vanity the same teal as my DIYed nightstand. (actually I painted this first then the nightstand after)

Here you'll see a little of what's going on in my room. (I have no choice, it's a big mirror!)  Yes my room is done but it's still not complete. I'm sure you know what I mean. (room checklist: vanity stool, 2 lamps, another night stand, and a huge SO ON...)

You can also see how my not-sticking-with-the-moodboard curtain purchase came about. I don't hate it, but I'm NOT in love with it either. It's a pretty print, not just what I'm going for.  I'll probably change it even though I told myself otherwise.

Back to the vanity, here's a side by side...

Oh by the way, the vanity is in the same room on both the before and the after photos.
Another "before and after" by itself don't you think?

Another oh by the way, can you spot Larry? :)


33 comments

  1. She looks out of this world...love her color...hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see ya there:) Love your blog, so I’m going to follow along. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. That is a shocking difference! I love, well done!!!!

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  3. Wow does that color pop! It is actually my favorite color. The before and after are a stunning difference. What great storage too.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  4. What a great transformation! Love the color. I'm a new follower!

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  5. Thank you ladies! Followed you right back :)

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  6. Wow! This is a beautiful piece! Great work!

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  7. Wow,w hat a difference! I love the detail on the mirror! Great color choice. Wonderful transformation! Congrats on a job well done.

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  8. This really caught my eye over at Under the Table, it looks great and I love the color!

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  9. great transformation. I don't think your brother would want it now. :)
    thanks for linking up and linking back!
    gail

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  10. What a before and after. Wow.

    Love the color and the detail on the mirror...

    If you have a moment, please link up to creative juice {last day is tomorrow}...

    Hope to see you join in!
    <3
    Nicolette
    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2010/12/creative-juice-thursday-3.html

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  11. Absolutely LOVE the color! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope you stop by again soon :)

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  12. I'm your newest happy follower.
    http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  13. Thank you so much ladies!

    Meg & Anne - Thanks, I LOVE the color too! My new fave.
    Gail & Lori - Looking forward to link up again soon :)
    Nicolette - Joined your party, thanks!
    Moogie - followed you right back ;) Thank you.

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  14. Beautiful! I love the way it turned out!
    --Leigh

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  15. I just did a turquoise vanity too but yours is absolutely stunning!!!!!

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  16. The final before and after is amazing. I never would have guessed the dresser was in the same spot in both pictures. You did a great job.

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  17. I love doing vanities they turn out so cute. this is adorable.

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  18. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Juice Thursdays...

    Hope to see you back soon...
    Nicolette

    p.s. What color is that???

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  19. Oh...I love this vanity. It's such an unusual design..retro on the bottom and victorian on top...really never seen anything like it and it looks great painted turquoise.

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  20. I have decided since I LOVE this so much, I am going to feature it on Thrilling Thursday this week. Feel free to stop by and grab and "I Thrilled" featured button off my sidebar if you would like :) Thanks for linking up!

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  21. Thank you so much everyone for the kind words.

    @Nicolette - it's a custom color :)
    @Lori - Looking forward for the feature. Thank you!

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  22. I love the color! It looks fabulous. I discovered your site from the link on The Shabby Chic Cottage. I have been considering painting my vanity, but can't find the right color. What brand/color paint did you use? Cindy( cyn1968@hotmail.com)

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  23. Love that color! It turned out beautiful ♥

    Merry Christmas!

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  24. I can't believe your brothers have been using that BEAUTY. What were you thinking ever giving it to them, it's beautiful, and I LOVE everything so far. Larry btw, is TOO CUTE, and does he really just fly around like that, aren't you scared of him flying out of the home, ? I want a LArry too, now :)

    Bella :)

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  25. I was 14 when they had this vanity, and I couldn't care less about that gorgeous frame detail at that time! But good thing I have this back now. :)

    And oh, sad news is Larry did actually flew out of one tiny bit opening of a window (with curtains closed!) I woke up one day and she's gone. I miss her terribly, but I'm just wishing that she's happy living a free life on some trees nearby. (I'm now keeping my windows open in hoping that she'll come back. Silly me.)

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  26. I absolutely love this. It is EXACTLY what I am looking for; color, style, etc. If you EVER want to sell it, I'll drive wherever you are to buy it! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Gorgeous color and the room looks great too!

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  28. i love the colour, it suits it so well! :)

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  29. luv the dresser. reminds me of shabby chic.

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  30. hi dear! i suddenly had goosebumps when i saw this post! i also changed my dresser last year and its the same color! and the handles too! ohmy... can i say we have the same taste? tsk we shouldve made our makeover rooms together!

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  31. great minds think alike? haha :) thanks for dropping by.

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Thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear what you think! :)

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