Friend, it’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day, where my blogging friends and I each update a piece of furniture with the same theme. This month’s theme is “bright.” With sunny days here and winter finally behind us, I could definitely use a little cheering up with bright and fun makeovers.
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.
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I sanded the piece first, and then brushed on 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 below.) I wanted a gently layered look.
Overall I liked the look of the original white, so then I painted the entire thing in Old White Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan.
I taped around the edges of the drawers with FrogTape and then sort of freehand-painted panels of English Yellow Chalk Paint (see below). Then I distressed them with sandpaper.
On the sides of the drawers I used a 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. 🙂
And here it is all finished…
Below you can see some of the Provence paint peeking through.
And possibly my favorite part is the peekaboo stenciled drawers! I love how they turned out.
I hope you’ve liked this tutorial for how to paint a waterfall dresser.
Please visit my friends’ projects by clicking on the images below and show them some love too! -Jen