I have been wanting a vanity in my bedroom for a while. My makeup has completely taken over my counter in my bathroom and I really wanted something small, with lots of drawers for makeup storage. I looked for a while, but didn’t find anything I loved without a hefty price tag. And what I did find in my price range either looked cheap or wasn’t the right size.
So one day, I decided to peruse the yard sale sites on Facebook and I found the desk I was looking for. And for only $20! I knew with a little TLC, I could make that desk exactly what I wanted. So, we went and got it and when we got there I could not believe how disgusting it was. Just filthy. And in terrible shape. If I hadn’t already committed to the purchase, I would have never brought that desk home if I had just happened upon it in person.
So, we brought it home and I cleaned it. And then I set out to make magic happen. I used Chalk Paint called Rethunk Junk. For those of you who are local, it is available at Woodstock Market. It is what I used to refinish my dining room furniture a few years ago, so I knew it was going to be easy to use and look great! First, you spray the furniture and wipe it down with the prep. This ensures the surface is ready to be painted without any sanding or priming. Next, you just get to painting. I went with the color Midnight and I painted three coats. After your final coat dries really well, then you can sand it to distress it to your liking. I ended up not really distressing this piece too much. Finally, you brush on the Flat Top finish. I also used the Tuff Top on the top of the desk and drawer faces because I knew those would get the most wear and tear.
I had bought some drawer pulls at Home Goods that were white and gold and I had leftover Hygge and West wallpaper that matched perfectly that I used as shelf paper. I just applied it with wallpaper paste. I think the drawer pulls and wallpaper lining really made the piece.
I styled my vanity with a ghost chair and added my most used make up on top of it in the acrylic makeup organizer. My palettes and other make-up that I don’t use every day have been stored in the drawers. I am really happy with the new vanity and it is super functional.
If you have been wanting to refinish furniture but are a little apprehensive, don’t be. This stuff is fail-proof. I’d love to see what you’ve painted with chalk paint, so tag me on Instagram!
Everything on my vanity is linked below!
Drawer Pulls (similar) | Wallpaper | Ghost Chair | Acrylic Makeup Organizer | Acrylic Lipstick Organizer | Gold Make-up Brush Holder | Stone Lip Gloss Holder | Mug | Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist | Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror | Art Prints
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