Monday, April 22, 2013

Vintage French Parfum Vanity Makeover


Good Monday Morning my Beauties.
I hope this Monday finds you rested and relaxed...
I managed to get this project done between Evacuating one of our booths
due to all the flooding. So far everything is dry, and fingers crossed it will stay that way!

Now on with the Makeover. I got this vanity last week at Goodwill.
While I thought it wouldn't  be much to just paint and pretty up, she decided to keep me on my toes.
Whom ever owned it before me had decided to put velcro around the edge, and they used a
paper stapler. That meant the staples were unable to pulled out. If you tried they just snapped and left shards of metal sticking out....
On to plan B......

I decided to used decorative trim to cover the edge. Since its wood it doesn't JUST BEND....:)
So using a trick I used a long time ago around our round edge of our stairs; I soaked the trim for about an hour in the tub to make it pliable.

Once it was pliable, I tacked it around the edge of the vanity.
When It was all in place I nailed the trim in. You could no longer see the nasty little staples and
I think it add just a little more charm to an already cute piece.

Now the fun part, I could start  painting.
I grabbed my CeCe's Violet and got to painting.

In order to make it Frenchy AND vintage I decided to use a couple FREE
Graphics from Karen over at the GRAPHICS FAIRY.
I did my first COLOR Freezer Paper transfer.

I printed off the 3 graphics I wanted to use on my Freezer paper
and use a Spoon to burnish on the image.

You can see the full tutorial HERE

When it was done I made sure to seal the top with spray Poly to protect the
Images. For the rest of the piece I waxed, distressed and buffed it.

I am so happy with how the color transfers turned out and
how it transformed this into a plain old vanity
and into some Frenchy Vintage Goodness.

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and have
a BEAUTIFUL week.


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