Bright White and Yellow Waterfall Vanity {Themed Furniture Makeover Day}

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  And we’re still in April… barely.  You didn’t think I’d forget, did you?

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

This month my friends and I chose “bright” as the theme.  With spring here and the worst winter ever finally behind us, I could definitely use a little cheering up with bright and fun makeovers.  (Warning: There are lots of pictures today!)

When I bought this waterfall vanity at a yard sale last year, it was already painted white.  However, it was painted sloppily with latex paint and I could easily chip it off with my fingernail.

Before:  Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

I liked the look of the white so I repainted the entire thing in Old White Chalk Paint® – but I also wanted to add a bit of a layered look for contrast, so first I slapped some Provence Chalk Paint® randomly over certain areas, mostly the lines and edges.  (You can see it if you look closely at some of the pictures.)

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

I taped around the edges of the drawers with FrogTape® and painted panels of English Yellow Chalk Paint®.  Then I distressed them with sandpaper.

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

On the sides of the drawers I used a Martha Stewart stencil to add a fun surprise!  (It’s a Moroccan stencil turned sideways.)

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

Finally I had to drill holes for the new glass knobs I bought from Hobby Lobby, and I protected the vanity with Annie Sloan’s clear wax.  (The yellow varies slightly in the pictures due to the lighting of the area I was in at the time.)

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

I started this makeover last summer and got stuck – so it sat untouched all winter in my garage until I was confident in the design.  (Originally I used a much paler yellow and it could barely be seen, and I had polka dot yellow and white knobs from Anthropologie but they were way too small for this piece.)   I’m glad I waited.   And my husband will be glad that I’ve finally cleared some space out of the garage.  :)

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

Below you can see some of the Provence peeking through.

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

And possibly my favorite part is the peekaboo drawers!  I love how they turned out.

Bright white and yellow waterfall vanity makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and stenciled peekaboo drawers.  girlinthegarage.net

What do you think of bright furniture makeovers?

Please visit my friends’ projects by clicking on the images below and show them some love too!

Jen

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Comments

  1. Crystal says

    Love it!! The pattern on the sides of the drawers just adds a surprisingly fun look. Love it all! Great job!!

  2. says

    I love the yellow and white combination and especially love the detail you added to the drawers. My grandmother had a vanity very similar to this in her guest bedroom and I always loved it’s funky design. Are you keeping this or selling it?
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  3. Cindy Davis says

    I have this exact same vanity. I bought it for $40 when I was just out of college and had no other furniture. Yours is in better shape than mine. There is a layer of veneer on the top of the center portion and it has bubbled. I painted it black long ago bc I didn’t know what else to do about the veneer. I was trying to hide it. I lived in a small apt complex and the rental company would always ask to show my apt. They told me the vanity and huge round mirror always made a good impression. I lined the drawers painstakingly with fabric and that has held up. I really don’t use it except to store stuff. I’d like one of my girls to put it in their rooms but it takes up so much space with not a lot of storage. Your paint job made it much more lovely. I may give that a try and see if they’re interested. I would hate to see it go.

    • says

      Cindy, it may just need a fresh coat of paint to find a new home in one of your girls’ rooms. :) You could also remove the mirror and just use it as a desk. I hope you’re able to find a place for it and keep it!

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