An OLD Vanity makes a come-back!November 22nd, 2009 in projects
I found this poor old vanity up in Washington State and even though it had no drawers or mirror I was drawn to the beautiful Aqua and Cream colors. I knew I wouldn't change the paint in any way and I wasn't sure what I would do for drawers but I knew that it was going to find a space in the trailer. I got it home and the first thing I did was cut shelves to fit the drawer spaces. Then I found four matching baskets at the thrift store (imagine that). I needed to cover the bamboo that the baskets were made of so I wove a wide ribbon through the baskets and added some bling with some old jewelry on the front. I made (yeah right! I had my friend make...I DON'T sew) some lovely little curtains out of aqua and brown toille that I attached with springs to cover the baskets. I am presenting it in front of an old aqua door with a very fancy mirror hung above. I'll bet she never thought she would look this good again.
Well maybe not, but I figured she could look even better. So I have now transformed her into a classy but still shabby storage piece. By cutting it apart, removing the center piece and putting it back together again it makes a smaller and more usable piece of furniture. I had mirror cut for the top and added one of the turned spindle pieces to the front to cover the gap. Sometimes we just need to make some changes in our lives to find our true beauty..this one has certainly done that.
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