Monday, October 11, 2010

Desk to Vanity Makeover

Hi There!

The weather is cooling down , and maybe I can finally get to the dresser that has been in my garage all summer....
OK, OK! I know I am still half way with the "chairs from hell" (yes, I said the H. E. Double Hockey sticks word. I say its not a cuss word, its a there..).
Aaany who....I am so sick of those chairs, or intimidated, or whatever, that I just can't get myself to get back to working on them. Hopefully this week.

So, today I want to show you another makeover that I did awhile ago.

This desk was at Goodwill, for $39.99. I needed a vanity for my daughter's bedroom, with lots of drawers, because she's 10, and loves to hold on to crap stuff.
That was more than I wanted to pay, so I waited for half off Saturday and went and got ot for $20.00.
It came with a chair, too.

This is it after the hardware has been taken off.

I primed it with Kilz Spray Primer, and sprayed it with Krylon Ivory.
I then used a black glaze over the whole surface, and wiped it off again.
It showed up all the imperfections which is what I wanted.

 The hardware got the same primer, and then some Oil Rubbed Bronze spray.

I like how it turned out, but I already have other plans for it....this was done in July, so at least I was happy with it for three months!

Here's hoping you all have a very blessed and creative week!

Oh, and please make my little heart happy and comment. It makes my day! (no, really, it does. )

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  1. Wow, it turned out so nice!!! Quick question: did you sand it at all, then? I've been drooling over some fab pieces at Goodwill lately but don't want to pay over $10 for my very first makeover cuz I'm afraid I'm going to botch it. Ha ha

  2. Diggin' the black glaze over the ivory paint. Totally yummy. Great glad you could Mi4M :)

  3. I REALLY like the black over the white- it looks SO cool! I'll have to search thru your history to find these chairs- what's the deal that's making them give you a hard time? Sidenote- I finally did my first decoupage. I think it turned out okay but at the same time I did a tray like yours but it turned out so bad I ripped all teh decoupage off. I was wondering how did you get your wrinkles out without messing up your paper on the bottom of the tray? & also, when I DO get it right I wanted to tell everyone where I saw it so do I need to ask your permission first & do you have a button I can grab to link back to you? I am sure any followers I may have are already following you but JIC...

    Sorry so long. Have a blessed day & I really love your desk/vanity! =0)

  4. Oh that desk came out so beautifully, very classy with the black edges. Please share what your plans are for it? I am going to have to check out the rest of your posts now! Thank you for stopping by my blog & commenting!! I'm a new follower now!

  5. Really like the black glaze. Great price too!

  6. So cute! I would love to have you link up over at Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday party! :)

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  7. Wow, you're so creative! I never would have thought to wipe black paint over the white. It gives it a nice distressed look.

  8. Great job on the transformation! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Hopefully we can see you again next Tuesday! xoxo

    -Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  9. The makeover looks awesome! I am now following you thanks to Wandering Wednesday, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;) Also don't forget, if you need any help increasing your blog's traffic or easy blog design tips, you know where to come!
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  10. I'm loving all your sure know how to stay busy!

  11. This looks awesome! I love the black over the white paint!
    I too am just starting out blogging! Come and visit, I'm still new, so I'm still making improvements!

  12. That is awesome! I love the paint job you did on it! excellent! great blog, cute title, i'm totally a thrift store junkie. We have some awesome ones here in Reno. Please come over and check out my blog and my giveaway :)


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