Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My New Vanity Shelf! :)

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 :)
Drumroll please................................
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!!
Before                                             After         
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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Chrystie said...

Really cute Sarah! I love how it turned out! :) It is a BIG improvement from how it was! The mirror looks great! What a great idea! I never would have thought to turn this into what you did! Very cleaver! :)

Kath said...

Very nice! Whatever was your inspiration? ;-)

Kelly said...

Wow, I love how you changed it! And I'm so jealous of all the storage.


Bella said...

WHat a difference some paint makes!!! I love the open shelf on the bottom now, but I hear you about it looking messy. You did good with bringing in a couple pieces to hold your brushes and such on. Do you use Bare Minerals, that's what it looks like. I love that stuff too:)

I also love keeping flowers form the hubby, do you spray yours with hairspray to keep them from falling apart? I used to do that, but now I never use hairspray, haven't had any in YEARS, and YEARS, sooo naturally I don't do that anymore, lol.

THANKS so much for linking up to **AMAZE ME AUGUST**I love having you, and thanks to you, I'm getting close to my goal of having 100 link ups, YAYYY.

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Anonymous said...

Love the white, especially against the wall color. Great job!

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Amber @ Lucky Lees to Be ♥ said...

I found you through Courtney @ We Three Dyes! I LOVE this! It's so stinkin beautiful! I think you should add some baskets or organizers to the bottom shelf for your makeup, or even a small pullout drawer thingy...I love baskets and they might just make it more convenient for you! But I LOVE this makeover! Brilliant! Following now!

abeachcottage said...

Love the new vanity, it looks great. The white paint makes all the difference.

Anonymous said...

Ain't it amazing what paint can do!..this looks incredible.

AllieMakes! said...

WOW! What a GREAT idea!! Fabulous job!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

Mike and Sarah said...

Thanks for the invite Allie! I linked up and am off to check out the other fabulous ideas linked to your party. Oh my the way, Congrats on your 100 followers milestone!!

AllieMakes! said...

Been looking for a piece of furniture I can do this with... Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!