A Vanity Just Like Grandma's - my 1st post!

June 6th, 2011 in member junk     
gamecockchic gamecockchic, member
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This is what it looked like when I bought it.  Poor thing.
This is the mirror laid out on the pool table in the shop.  What, you dont have a mirror on your pool table?
The drawers after Id sanded a bit.  There was dark stain on the little arches and light stain on the other areas that, with time and neglect, looked terrible.
The finished product with all of my beautification stuff inside and out.  (Yes, I know the lamp is boring but its on my to-do list.)
This is what it looked like when I bought it.  Poor thing.

This is what it looked like when I bought it.  Poor thing.


I found this vanity at one of the local thrift shops.  My Grandma used to have one just like it when I was a kid.  I got the fella down from $80 to $40!  It was in good shape structurally but terrible shape cosmetically.  After lots of cleaning, sanding, some stain and new (mismatched, hand-me-down) hardware, I think it's gorgeous!!!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, bedroom, bathroom, mirror, 50s

Comments (9)

Wanda writes: You did an awesome job.. Posted: 6:44 am on June 25th
gamecockchic writes: Thanks y'all! Your positivity makes me wanna go out to the workshop and go crazy with projects! I can't wait to start the next one. I have so many things I wanna do that I think I might've seen my hubby cringe a little last night when I said, "I'm going to see what's new on JMS." He knows that will soon be followed by, "Honey, look at this. I wanna do that!". Bless his heart. Posted: 2:58 pm on June 10th
texasjunkermom writes: What mismatched hardware?! Looks great to me. You did a wonderful job on a poor, unfortunate vanity AND chair. Posted: 8:16 pm on June 9th
RustyDiva writes: Done like a pro! Gorgeous. Posted: 11:31 am on June 8th
bigdogmom1960 writes: These are great even without the mirror! A rock solid little seat/storage to put at the foot of the bed. Just add a cushion to center if you like. Posted: 10:26 am on June 8th
greencolleen writes: that mirror is absolutely fab great job. welcome ;) Posted: 9:36 am on June 7th
suewhitney writes: Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style. We're all glad to have you here. This is a fabulous piece and you worked miracles on it. love the finish and the mismatched hardware. Nice touch! Don't worry about the lamp....we all have to do lists! Thanks for sharing.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:09 am on June 7th
sandyrae writes: Great job! Welcome to JMS! Hope to see more of your postings. This is also a great place for inspiration.
Have fun!
Sandy Posted: 5:55 am on June 7th
DonnaG writes: Wow! It looks great. Posted: 5:04 am on June 7th
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