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Glamorous Vanity

A gift from my sister, this vanity sat in my garage for six months while I was working on other projects and pondering how  to transform it.  Initially it was going to be a silver metallic, but a friend showed me a new bronze metallic paint color.   It’s always fun to try something new!

It was missing four out of six knobs so new hardware was needed.  I think of hardware as furniture’s jewelry or accessory.  It’s a place you can try different styles to see which one you’ll like best.

I had this fabric and thought it would look perfect on the vanity chair.  To make the vanity have a little “zing” to it, I painted the mirror in black, playing off the fabric.

Whether in a bedroom or bathroom, this vanity will add some personality to the room.  This piece is for sale at the Plaid Rabbit in the Village of East Davenport, 1018 Mound Street.


A Shower Curtain Inspires Bright Bold Colors

My client, who isn’t afraid of bold choices, which I love, was inspired to paint her daughter’s plain white dresser from a shower curtain she special ordered from Etsy.

It would’ve been too much if the green stripes or the chevron pattern had been painted on the dresser.  The purple and green make a gutsy statement on their own.

The colors of the dresser don’t look like they do in person, but you can see the wonderful detail on the drawers.

My client is choosing her own hardware ~ jewelry for furniture ~ and I hope she sends me a photo when they are installed.

Originally there were 5.5″ spread or space between the two holes in the bottom three drawers.  I couldn’t find any drawer pulls that size so I filled the holes with wood filler.  Instead of only one pull, two 3″ spread holes were drilled to accommodate two drawer pulls for each of the three drawers.

I was thrilled when my client told me how much her daughter would love the dresser.

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