Painted Vanity

I picked this vanity up off of Craigslist a couple of months ago and have been putting off doing anything with it.  It had the worst paint job I have ever seen.  There were drips and globs galore, even long strands of hair stuck in the paint job. YUK! Painted Vanity Before and After You can’t really see how bad the paint is but trust me it was.  I tried sanding it but the paint just wouldn’t give. So I started stripping it using Citristrip.  You can see the post here on how to do that. Stripping Furniture Stripping Furniture II Here she is all cleaned up. I added one more layer of citristrip and then sanded the whole piece. Painted Vanity I received a lot of questions about what I used underneath.  I used wrapping paper! I used DIY version of modge podge using PVA glue to apply it. Modge Podge wrapping paperAren’t the knobs so dreamy and lovely?  They were probably the most expensive thing about this project at $10.00 a pop before my 50% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.  That’s $20.00 on just knobs! Yikes.  I couldn’t pass them up.   Please feel free to pin away and share this beauty.  She was A LOT of work but I think she turned out pretty well.  What do you think?

I want to thank everyone that has liked and shared my facebook page as well as left comments on this image there.  I have been overwhelmed by all the love you guys have sent my way.

Thank you,



What I used: Zinzer Bulls Eye Primer The paint color is called Skylight by Pantone Can be found at lowes Glazed using a custom mix glaze.   Wednesday Savvy Southern Style Power of Paint Thursday Redoux Interiors Liz Marie Blog Posted Perfection Start@home Creative Inspirations All Things With Purpose Embracing Change Friday Miss Mustard Seed French Country Cottage

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31 thoughts on “Painted Vanity

  1. Wow, wow, WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the little surprise of the print peeking from the underside. What a great idea. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing and I will be pinning this for sure!

    1. Patti,
      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thank you Monica

  2. I love that you used something different underneath! Thanks for the inspiration! This turned out beautiful!

    1. Thank you Sara

  3. I know I told you privately, but now I am telling you publicly–this is so stinking gorgeous! Just love it! And, you inspired me to use paper on the inside of the new little vanity I did, so thank you!!

    1. Lisa,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. That is very sweet of you. Thank you for linking back to me and what a compliment it is to be able to inspire someone.

  4. what a beautifully ornate vanity! Kudos for not being thwarted by the surface paint!

    1. Thank you Gabrielle!

  5. An incredibly inspired idea putting the paper on underneath areas as well as sides. That is an incredible piece and gorgeous. Love that you didn’t do too much distressing. Lots of hard work but what a great job you did on her. Does she have a name? Oh lala. Happy weekend

    1. Jane Ellen,
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. No name but she’s definitely a girl 🙂

  6. Beautiful job Stephanie. I can definitley see how much work it was just to get the old paint off. It’s really creative. I love that you are so artistic!
    Love, Auntie

    1. Thank you 🙂

  7. This is such a stunner!! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux! I am featuring this week. Party starts at 2:00 PST. 🙂

    1. Thank you Karen!!!

  8. made me smile.

    hope you’ll have a moment to stop by and see what i have been creating:

    smiles to you.

    hello lovely

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  10. Wow! What vision you had. Absolutely gorgeous. And I would have sprung for the $20 worth of knobs, too. They make this piece, along with the wallpaper. Stunning.

    1. Thank you Nancy

  11. Absolutely fabulous! I LOVE the wrapping paper underneath – the pattern goes so well with the lines and the colors! And the knobs were an excellent choice!

    1. Thank you Brittany!

  12. OMG! That makeover is stunningly GORGEOUS!

  13. That is so awesome!! I love the gift wrap it gives it such great character!

  14. Wow, that is incredible! I have a similar vanity that belonged to my great, great grandmother that is waiting for a make-over. I want to practice on a not so important piece, before I give the vanity a go. That is very inspiring!!

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  16. Gorgeous piece. I love the added paper on it. Great job!

  17. Absolutely GORGEOUS. What a brilliant idea to put the paper on the inside of the piece. Would love to have you join the party (not new, but always love new blood) on Kammy’s Korner – Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday.

    1. Kammy,
      Thanks for the invite. On my way to link up!

  18. Thanks so much for linking up!! I’m featuring this at today’s party. 🙂

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