Introducing my new vanity shelf. I need some place to hold my make up and perfume bottles and jewelry and such since the dresser with the hutch that held such things before is now in the baby's room. We found this cabinet/shelf for $10 the week before I left for Africa and it SCreaMed potential at me. Please Paint me white and distress my edges I heard it say. Put your pretty perfume bottles and your Grandma's pitcher on my shelf. Well I listened and I am super excited! This is going to be beautiful!!! I am going to sand it down and Mike is going to spray it bleached almond (creamy white) for me with his new paint sprayer and cut a piece of mirror for the inside where the beadboard is. Then I am going to add crystal glass knobs to the doors and hang it in the master bedroom. Now I just need to find a cute tall chair to go with it!
Loving the beadboard!
And the row of hangers at the bottom!
And the cabinet to hide my makeup and things.
I was super excited about this project and posted about last March. Almost a year ago. But I got it the week before I went to Africa, and the whole week before I left it rained. And rained. And rained! So we couldn't paint it. Then I was gone for 4 months and when I got home I had a new baby, so it took me a while to get back to this one :) But it was worth the wait!! I have been wanting to post pictures for a while, but hubby's paint sprayer malfunctioned while he was doing the doors and he had to sand them down and re-do them. He hasn't gotten around to putting the last coat on, so I haven't posted pictures yet. But he is super busy with a work project right now, so if I keep waiting on the doors it might be a while :)
With the mirror Mike added and the shelf space for my make-up it is the perfect place to get ready in the morning.
But it was so crowded with all of my cosmetics.
The messy look was driving me crazy without the doors back on yet!
So I tidied up. I shopped my house and grabbed the orange glassbaby candle holder for my make-up brushes and my Great Grandma's antique bowl and hair receiver for some organization. I stacked my foundations and put my most often used eyeshadows in the bowl and then stacked it on the rest of the eyeshadows. It is functional, organized, and PRETTY now!!
I just LOVE it! and aren't the pegs great for holding my African hand bag, my favorite bulky necklaces, my Hawaiian shell leis, and my hair ties? And on the very top I have dried flowers from bouquets my hubby has given me over the years :)
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