First, thank you so much to all of you who visited me at the Three Little Birds Market on Saturday. It was wonderful to meet you and chat for a bit! And so many of you who couldn’t come still wished us well and that means so much to me. Guy in the Garage and I had an amazing time and I’ll be sharing a recap of the market soon.
Here’s a vanity makeover that we brought to the market…
I found this vintage beauty at an estate sale recently, marked $50 and then 25% off. Now that’s a pretty good deal! There was quite a lot of furniture there but I restrained myself and only brought this one home. (Funny story… I was actually supposed to see a different more expensive dresser at that time, but the seller was slacking on sending his address and then I saw a sign for this estate sale – so thankfully it all worked out in my favor anyway.)
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I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Lamp White for the first time… a very pretty pale gray/white mix.
I had heard about this new image transfer method and wanted to try it out for myself:
You can order from several different designs (available HERE on Amazon) – and you’re sent a plastic sheet with inked words/designs. You can cut the plastic to your desired size (I cut a huuuge one into smaller pieces, so I can use the rest on other projects aka save money), then measure and tape it on with Delicate Surface FrogTape so you don’t damage the paint.
The plastic graphic comes with a wooden stick and you rub over the ink repeatedly to transfer the image. After rubbing all over for 5-10 minutes (or longer depending on the size of your graphic), carefully peel away the plastic. If any of the letters stick to the plastic, lay it back down and go over it again with the stick.
I used the FrogTape again to paint some thin stripes on the drawer sides.
And I replaced the original hardware with new glass pulls (find similar ones online Here) for a more glamorous look overall.
The drawer stripes add that extra surprise touch while still keeping it classy.
This vanity makeover is a night and day difference, right?
We brought this to the market but it’s still available, so we’ll be taking it to my new booth at Antiques on Main sometime this week.
Have you tried this easy image transfer technique yet? Let me know if you do, and what you think of it. (You can see all the different designs HERE.) I have another project using a different one of these graphics that I’ll share with you guys soon!
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