Saturday, June 18, 2011

My New Vanity!

Um...Remember this old sewing desk that I got at The D.I. for $20? Well it's finally refinished and is now being used as a vanity along with the $15 chair I found at The D.I.! Take a look how we did it step by step.

First we took off all the hardware and seat on the chair. Then we sanded all the old lacquer off of the table and the chair using 150 grit sandpaper.

Next I sprayed all of the old hardware with Krylon spray paint.

After cleaning off the sawdust we primed all of the surfaces using Kilz primer. We used the spray to do the detailed surfaces and the chair and we used a smooth roller to do the big smooth surfaces (like that top and sides).

Kilz primer for the desk/chair and Krylon spray paint used for the hardware.

I found a scratched up mirror on clearance at Ross for $15. I sanded out the scratches (even though it is a plastic frame it worked) then taped, primed, and painted the mirror while I was waiting for the desk primer to dry.

After the primer dried we were able to put the paint on. We put 2-3 coats on and waited inbetween coats for it to dry. Again, we used a smooth roller for the big surfaces and we sprayed the paint on the detailed surfaces. We waiting until the next day to put the lacquer on. We used the Rustoleum brand clear coat.

After the paint was done I used Modge Podge and regular scrapbook paper to do the inide of the drawers. The paper was 12x12 but not quite long enough so I cut an extra strip to do along the back. I cute the paper to the right size, brushed a coat of Modge Podge on the bottom, smoothed the paper out on top then put a layer of Modge Podge on top of the paper.

The finished products! The fabric on the seat I bought at Hancock Fabrics. I used a staple gun and just wrapped the fabric around the existing seat/old fabric and stapled it in place. Once that was complete and the chair was painted we were able to screw the seat back into place.
I hope you like it as much as I do!


  1. It looks so good!!!! I wish I was crafty

  2. It looks amazing! I love it!

  3. wow thats adorable! i'm impressed!

  4. Wow...that is freakin amazing!!! I wish I was that need to come redecorate my house...haha... Good job!!