Friday, January 13, 2012

Good Times With an Antique Vanity...

O.K. Here's the "before" picture of this cute little number. I had SO many ideas of things to do with it, I couldn't decide what to do... Once I sanded it down, and saw how gorgeous the wood was on top, I HAD to stain it. And having a new birthday stash of Annie Sloan paint I decided to paint the bottom in "French Linen."



I had intended to re-use the pulls, they are part of the reason I bought the piece, but once I got it painted, distressed and glazed, I thought the nickel cup pulls looked better. I'll save the originals for something else...



I guess it was meant to be a vanity... When I bought it, it still had the boards that held the mirror on, but no mirror. It would still make an excellent vanity with a mirror standing on it, or hung on the wall above...




But I always saw it as a desk, with a can of pencils and a stack of books...



I decided to line the drawers with the same fabric I used for the red trestle desk. It looks so good with the grey of the desk... which is a bit darker in person than in the photos.



The painted portion is lightly distressed and has been lightly glazed as well.
The dimensions are 46 1/2" wide, 19 1/2" deep, 30 1/4" tall.



Now that it's finished, I can even see it as a t.v. console, or an entryway piece... Heck, whatever it's purpose will be, it will look good doing it. I love how it turned out!



And I now have a CHAIR to match!
I forgot to take a "before" picture, but here's a quick "during."
You can see it was desparate for a change! :)


And here's the AFTER...
           
SOLD


Linking up to
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46 comments:

  1. It's beautiful!
    LOVE the flags underneath....

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    1. Thank you! I kind of have a thing for old flags... I really like your potato sack creations! Amazing!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments:)

    I love the finish you did on this piece....the french linen and the darker stain on top. Gorgeousness! Where did you find the bin pulls?


    for some odd reason it won't let me post as Little Prairie Girl and wants to use my old google blog...it says open id credentials could not be verified.....Do you know how I can fix this? It's done this several times to me today on other's blogs too.

    Natalie
    Little Prairie Girl

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    1. Hi Natalie,
      Unfortunately, I'm a beginner at this blog thing, I probably know less than you about it. I know when I leave comments on other peoples blogs I do it under Name/URL and it lets me write whatever I want for the name and then add my blogs url... that seems to be working for me... :) Oh, and I bought the pulls off ebay! Woo-hoo!

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    2. I got those same pulls at Home Depot ;) I used them on two nightstands I painted. It may be just as cheap to go to your local hardware store to get them, as shipping on eBay always hikes to price up to what local stores are selling them for.

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  3. This turned out beautifully! Love your look! I'm a new blogger and now a new follower!
    http://bluestarantiques.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Cyndi! Now I'm a new follower of Blue Star Antiques!

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  4. Oh yes, the nickel pulls are great. I am sure you will find just the perfect piece to use those originals with!If you get a chance come over and link up at my party- It is going on all weekend till Monday night!


    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-6.html

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    1. Hey Kim! Thanks for the party invite! I linked up and had fun looking at the other creations. Thanks again!

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  5. I love this and nickel pulls are fantastic. I love the french linen on the sides and the stained top and drawers. Also, love the fabric you put inside. I'm a new follower and would love you to come check out my site - findingsilverpennies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Danielle! I was confused, for a second I thought I had sent myself a message! Ha!

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  6. Wow! That is amazing transformation. Thank you so much for sharing. What a beautiful space you have created my very first visit here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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    1. Thank you special 'k', and I enjoyed your beautiful blog!

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  7. LOVE THIS REDO, IT TURNED OUT SO BEAUTIFUL. I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT WOULD BE OK WITH YOU.
    LAUREN

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    1. Hi Lauren! That would be GREAT if you would feature it! I love your blog and I plan to visit often! Thank you!

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  8. Found this on Better After, this is pure AWESOMENESS!!
    www.myfaublesslife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jenn! I enjoyed your blog post about homemade cleaning products, and I can relate to being a recluse... packing up three kids and going anywhere can be such a chore.

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  9. I adore the way you refinished this! So classy, but warm and approachable!!

    I'm a new follower (and a new blogger too! LOL You can find me at http://shonaskye.blogspot.com )

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    1. Thank you Kristy! I like the way you described it! It IS warm and approachable...:)

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  10. Wow this is gorgeous!!!!!!!! I love this color combination. I think the brushed nickel was an excellent idea as well.

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  11. Saw this on Better After, now following your blog! Anyways, is that the natural woodgrain on the drawers?

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    1. Thank you Chelsea! It IS the natural woodgrain! Pretty, isn't it? That's why I couldn't bring myself to paint over it....

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  12. That looks incredible!!! I might have to try something like that with the $5 (ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I know!!!) antique desk I just picked up. It has similar legs! Would love for you to link up over on Kammy's Korner: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-party-16.html

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    1. Thanks Kammy! I'm headed over to link up right away!

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    2. came back to pin this! I too often forget amazing things I see and this is amazing! :) Thanks so much for linking it up!

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  13. HI, I LOVE this and I'm wondering if it's still available? I guess first I need to know where you are located? I'm in need of a desk right now. Thanks Janelle

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    1. Thank you Anonymous! :) It is still available as of right now. I've had lots of emails and calls, but no $$ yet...:) It's in Menan, IDAHO, which is near Rexburg.

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    2. Of all places IDAHO! Please move to Pa. :) I would love to call this desk my own. Sigh! Unfortunately my husband said it is too great a distance. You are so talented. Keep it up. Janelle

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    3. Thanks Janelle, sorry I missed your name the first time. :) Yes, I guess the shipping cost would be a bit much. :) I've always wanted to visit PA. It looks so beautiful and so rich in American History. Maybe someday....:)

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  14. Wow, that is gorgeous!! I think the nickel pulls were the perfect choice.

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  15. I have to say...you have a gift for seeing and finding the potential in older furniture. I may have to commission you to work on one of my old pieces some day!

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  16. This is great as usual. I love your work.

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  17. Hi Danielle,
    Found your blog through Better After and just love what you've done with all of this furniture! Can't wait to read and see more!

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  18. This is really gorgeous. Nice work!! I only wish I had room for it!

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  19. OMG, This is beautiful. My sister gave me one similar only difference is there is no drawer in the middle and have little mini antique wheels under the wooden legs. I use as sewing cabinet. I am going to do it like yours!!!
    Im not sure what you used over the French linen paint. Can you tell me the steps please if you will. You have a great talent and know you will sell it!!!

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  20. You do lovely work! Found you through Better After, and adding you to my subscription list. You rock!

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  21. Love it! Found you over at Furniture Revival, where you were featured! Latest follower. Please stop over http://vintagerestyled.blogspot.com/

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  22. did you sell it? it is sooo gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Crystelle! No, haven't sold it yet... I decided to do a chair to match and I'm almost done with that. So I'm planning to relist it soon... :)

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    2. I'm surprised it hasn't sold yet! It's so pretty!!!

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  23. Just wondering if this desk is still available? It's gorgeous! If it is, you can email me at tami.chandler@gmail.com.

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