Were you as excited about this season’s amazing projects as I was? Seriously. The competition was stiff!
Today Lynda, from Oh So Shabby, is here to share her final project. This upcycled girl’s vanity is the project that won the competition for her!
Upcycled Girl’s Vanity Tutorial
Super excited and a bit shocked that I made it all the way to the end! There were so many great crafters I was honored to have competed with all of them and glad to have made some new friends along the way!
If you have been following along this season, you’ve probably noticed that most of my projects were some sort of furniture repurpose. It’s my true passion!! I have dabbled in many creative projects, but working with furniture is what makes my heart go pitter patter. The feeling of accomplishment when I see the before and after is like no other.
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon this little gem on Craig’s List for $25. This cute little old couple was moving and I almost felt bad only paying $25.
Here she is before….
This last project wasn’t one of those, “Ok, I think I am going to do this and that” type projects. I stared at her (I always call my furniture pieces HER) forever. I knew I wanted her to be really pretty.
I stared and stared, but it just wasn’t coming to me. I knew I wanted the piece to have some sort of metallic – either gold or silver – finish, but I wasn’t sold on one over the other.
So, off to Hobby Lobby to walk the isles in search of some inspiration! While in the fabric isles, I came across a fabric I have ALWAYS wanted to use but never had that “right” project for it. There is was staring at me. My inspiration!
I didn’t take a before pic of the fabric, but here it is…
Once I had my inspiration set, I cleaned the vanity and chair completely then I primed the entire piece with Kilz primer.
After that I painted it with a combo of American Accents Heirloom White and Blossom White.
I painted all the accents with gold metallic paint. This was the first time I had used this type of metallic paint – it was so awesome to use. It went on like butter
Thanks again to everyone that voted for me this entire 10 weeks, I had so much fun!
Hopefully you’ll come visit me sometime at Oh So Shabby!