Saturday, May 18, 2013

French Themed Vanity

It's sure been a while since I've made a post on my blog. Life has just been very busy and I haven't been creatively motivated lately. I'm a high school teacher, so this time of year is hectic. But soon I'll be out of school for a few weeks and I'm ready to get creative again.

In this post I want to show you a project I made for the Fleeting Flea, a vintage flea market.

I started with this waterfall vanity that I'm guessing was from the 1940s.

It was a tough decision on how to change it up, there were some very deep scratches. So I began with sanding, then used Annie Sloan, pure white and graphite paint. I had just gotten some new transfer medium so I printed off some french type of graphics. I was going for a Frenchy-glam theme.

Here's the finished product.

I really like the hardware on the vanity.

Well,even though I fixed up the vanity for the flea market, it didn't sell at the market. We were having an awful spring, and the entire time we had the flea market it was snowy and cold. And, yep, we were outside in a tent. I think that greatly impacted our sales. In fact, I packed up and went home one day early to try to beat a huge spring snowstorm. So... the vanity went to my booth space. Today it sold!!! Horray! The chair that I made to go with it is still available at the store though.


  1. This is really pretty! You've got a good eye for color! Found you through your dining table link up at Miss Mustard Seed. I've enjoyed checking out your furniture redos:)

  2. Thanks for visiting Christy. Hope you come back often!