It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day! And we’re still in April… barely. You didn’t think I’d forget, did you?
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.
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.)
On the sides of the drawers I used a Martha Stewart stencil to add a fun surprise! (It’s a Moroccan stencil turned sideways.)
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.)
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. :)
Below you can see some of the Provence peeking through.
And possibly my favorite part is the peekaboo drawers! I love how they turned out.
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!