My daughter just turned three on June 22, so I am currently in Florida, woohoo! Tropical Depression Debby isn’t going to put a damper on my fun! It will, however, put a damper on long blog posts. For the rest of the week (after THIS post) all my posts will be short and sweet, in a series called “An End to my Odds,” which basically is the random small stuff around the house that I have Space-Lifted but never posted.
So without further ado, here is my vanity update in images. Enjoy!
This is how the vanity began. It’s super cute, but a bit on the small side.
Here it is with the batwings out.
I disassembled all of the moving parts and primed the whole thing.
Then I painted it a really ugly “Navajo White” and accented it by painting the stool light blue and (under the advisement of a friend) covered it with orange fabric.
As you can see this was an ugly mistake. I couldn’t even find pictures of the vanity, so I must have known it wouldn’t stay Navajo White for very long. As a side note: Never take advice when it comes to style (especially if you already have a plan in your head) because you know what you’re doing and you shouldn’t ever second guess yourself…unless it’s for safety reasons….in that case, wear a helmet.
I had to do a little drawer repair as well. The Navajo White crackled and there were some pretty jacked up holes I had to fix with wood filler.
Next came Round 2. I disassembled the item again and spray painted it green and pink.
I used chalk board paint in the middle section of the table. I tried to pull the dividers up and realized that the dividers pulled up all of the fabric.
But I used that to my advantage and filled it in with fabric.
This is how it turned out. Because it is Olivia’s art vanity, I let her paint the mirror herself. It may not coordinate with the rest of the piece, but it’s just perfect to her.
I even screwed on a clip (that use to be attached to my work badge…hooray for free junk!) so she can display her pictures. That’s right, this puppy is not just for chalk!
Maybe I didn’t get her a new doll or a sweet game for her birthday, but this gift was made with so much more love than anything I could ever buy!