Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's All About Vanity

Since I posted my very first Vanity on here I've had overwhelming response.  It's really amazing what a comeback vanities have made.  More and more women are looking for one for that special corner in their 'boudoirs' !  It's really no surprise that something so pretty and so feminine would never go away completely.
Here is another I was working on for a Client.  She wanted this for her teenaged daughter who is into those pretty and feminine things.

Here is what I had to work with.  An ordinary writing desk.  Ordinary yes, but still very nice in it's own right. (and REEEEALLLY GLOSSY) auughhhh!
You can't beat a good sander and bonding primer!

After it was painted and sealed, came the fun part,
dressing it up nice in preparation for..

her Photoshoot !

I opted for simple old antique handles.
The brown/rusted colour matches the skeleton keys under the glass.

She's even beautiful on the inside.

and a little Vignette
(all ready for Funky Junk Donna's Vignette Party this weekend  ;-) 

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  1. love it! I think I start all my comments to you like that huh? how unoriginal of me. But I do you sand something like that first completely? and then do the bonding primer?


  2. Once again great work Lisa!!! Truley amazing :))

  3. Gorgeous. Plain and simple..I love it. Great job :o)

  4. Nice work! There is something so luxurious about sitting at a vanity to get ready in the morning. Much better than being hunched over a bathroom sink. This piece is now so pretty and romantic.

  5. beautiful job...I especially like how you placed things under the glass - nice touch

  6. Such a pretty job and I love the way you lined the drawers with such pretty paper too!!

  7. It so feminine having your own space to primp. The glass top is smart & looks good too!

  8. whoa! that is so darn cute! I love it!

  9. Now that is one gorgeous vanity. You've got skills, girlfriend! Love it!

  10. Wow, she started out so plain and now she is soooo beautiful!!

  11. I love, love, love how the vanity turned out. I have always loved vanities. When I was a teenager, I had my dad put a shelf low on the wall & hang a mirror above it to act as my vanity. It worked.

  12. Oh wow, that vanity is stunning! I love the details under the glass top, very unique!

    And the vignette?!? Girl, you've created a little luxury suite right in your own home! Beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up to the party!

    Funky Junk Donna

  13. Love how you distressed the vanity.
    Also the glass top for her very own photo gallery.

  14. WOW that turned out GREAT! I'll be on the look-out for one now for my bedroom.

  15. It's beautiful! Great job! I love the paper under the glass. I bought a desk from Goodwill this summer, ($25.00). It has glass and the finish under it isn't so great. One of these days, (after more painting experience), I hope to paint it. In the mean time I can spruce it up with some of the scrapbooking paper I have! Thank you!

  16. Wow, that turned out beautiufl! Very nicely done!!

  17. Just love it did an awesome job on this...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  18. Great job. Even inside the drawers looks great. Good idea with the glass.

  19. What a great idea. I love this. It is so vintage and pretty. It really does take you back to a different era I think.

  20. Hello...

    Ohhh my...what a fabulous piece!!! I'm so happy to hear that vanities are making their "come backs" as well! Well my friend, you just did a fabulous job repurposing this pretty desk into a totally awesome vanity! I love the creamy white and the fact that you distressed it...very pretty! I also love the pretty papers that you chose to use on the top of the vanity...what a great idea! I just love using the pretty scrapbooking papers...there are sooo many beautiful colors and patterns!!! Your client did a fabulous job showcasing this pretty piece in the the vignette on the vanity! Soooo beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous makeover with us for Sunday Favorites...I love it!!!

    I do apologize at being so late to get by for a visit but I've really been enjoying the surprise visit of my daughter and sweet grandbabies! Thank you again for joining in with the fun of Sunday Favorites!!!

    Have a fabulous week, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design


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