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Old Vanity turned Desk

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I spotted this old vanity at a garage sale with a price tag of a whopping $15 so I had to grab it!

It was pretty sad and cheap looking with a shiny top and a gold and yellow exterior.

It got a fresh, clean look with a simple coat of paint and a stencil...




Here she is before...isn't she a beauty?




The mirror was horrible and instead of spending hours trying to get the grime off, I decided to change it from a vanity to a desk with a little bit of chalkboard paint. 

chalkboard mirror, cece caldwell's paint, desk makeover

Now it is a perfect little desk that would fit nicely in any room. 


What do you think?  Do you like it as a desk, or do you think I should have kept it as a vanity?
Linking up here... and sharing this post over at Mom's Fun Money.

13 comments:

Jessica Kielman said...

It turned out sooo pretty! Love the color, and it's shape is gorgeous!

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Marisa Hammond - Olivares said...

Hi Brooke! You did a great job on the vanity - sweet idea. I actually owned this exact same vanity. I had the whole bedroom set and just loved it. It has long since left my possession but I definitely could have followed in your footsteps. Keep em' coming! Marisa <3

dana said...

This looks great! I just bought a whole bedroom suite that matches this for my daughter and I've been working on painting it. What kind of paint did you use? The shiny tops of the dressers are giving me grief. I like the chalkboard idea! Pretty nifty :) Thanks, Dana

thecoffeehouse said...

I absolutely love it as a desk.
but what if I would have said "vanity"? would you have changed it back? ;)
honestly though, it looks amazing!!

thecoffeehouse said...

oh ... and, $15?! really? you are my idol.

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Thanks everyone! Dana- I used CeCe Caldwell's paint for this project. It is so great for the shiny top...just apply the paint and your done!

Marilyn W said...

Absolutely perfect!

Jamie said...

Your desk is beautiful! I love the color, the design on the top, and what you did with the chalkboard paint over the mirror. Just lovely! I'm visiting from the Liz Marie Link Party. ~ Jamie

twelve-O-eight said...

What a beautiful redo, I am visiting from Simple Home Life, and a new follower - Tanya :)

The Other Me Is Sane said...

you did a great job of painting it. I didn't believe the before would be so bad when I saw how pretty you made it!

mamakt said...

hi! i'm new here...where oh where are you getting chalkboard paint these days or do you just use flat black? i'm having no luck finding it after years of finding it at lowes or walmart!

thanks!!
katie

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This looks great, Absolutely perfect! I love the color and design.Fire Engine Kids Bed

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