Custom Pink Chalk Paint Vanity


A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.net

As promised, I’m finally sharing the child-size vanity makeover that a client brought me to paint.  She wanted a bright, fun color for her little girl and I really love how this one turned out!

Here’s how it started – half silver and half light gray:

A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.net

My friends at Sandpaper helped me achieve the right mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the perfect shade of pink:

2 parts Burgundy : 1 part Pure White
Plus a little bit of English Yellow

A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.net

 Now here’s what I learned about mixing custom colors:

I mixed the paint, stirred well, and painted the entire vanity.  The next day I stirred the paint again and then added another coat to certain areas.  Well when it dried the paint was splotchy – some areas were lighter/darker than the original color.

If you mix custom colors, my advice is to constantly keep stirring the paint while you are painting to keep any of the colors from settling.  Also try to get it all done in one day so the paint doesn’t sit overnight.  I ended up mixing a new batch and repainting it all in one sitting.

A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.net

It did take me a few extra days but I had to make sure it looked good!

In the end I gave it two coats of clear wax for protection.

A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.net

I love how bright and bold this color is – it’s perfect for a little princess’s bedroom, right?  🙂

A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.net

Due to photo editing, the vanity almost looks hot pink here. It’s not quite as bright as it looks in some of the photos.

A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.net

We kept the vintage glass knobs because they are gorgeous.

A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.net

And of course the before/after comparison:

A vintage vanity gets a bright makeover for a little girl.  Custom pink color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  girlinthegarage.netHave you painted any bright furniture?  I normally do a lot of neutrals so this was really exciting for me!

Jen

Recent Awesome Posts:

*  Antique Dresser in Old White Chalk Paint (makeover for the same client as this vanity)

*  Blue Grain Sack Chair Makeover


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10 Comments on Custom Pink Chalk Paint Vanity

  1. Jolinda lampo
    March 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

    it is beautiful and thanks for the paint tip. She will feel like a princess for sure.

    Reply
  2. Mary jones
    March 6, 2015 at 2:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Love it.the color is great

    Reply
    • Jen
      March 7, 2015 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Lindsay!

      Reply
  3. Robin
    March 6, 2015 at 6:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank You SO much! Ava Grace is in LOVE and so are we!

    Reply
    • Jen
      March 7, 2015 at 10:02 pm (2 years ago)

      Yeay – I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks Robin! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Kim
    March 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Adorable! Love it!

    Reply
  5. Jennifer Snyder
    July 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I luv this for myself…a 52 yr old woman! Inspiration for “my desk”. I haven’t found it yet but now I’m closer to knowing what I want it to look like. Thanx for the post!

    Reply

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