Vanity/Desk Makeover

Vanity/Desk Makeover

With Annie Sloan Chalk PaintVanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I was so excited to run across this old vanity.

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Mentally it was in great shape 😉

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

and Mama always taught me to never judge a book by it’s cover.

Or a vanity.

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

My tools of choice, when stripping.

Mr. reFresh’s toothbrush and a plastic scraper.

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I wiped it all down, put the toothbrush up.

Painted the details with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint~Duck Egg Blue.

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Painted the rest ASCP~Old White

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Stained the top.

This was the most exciting part for me.

Most of the time I don’t find stuff with great tops.

This one is pretty great!

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I used a sanding block and distressed the mess out of it.

Applied clear and dark wax.

I used a small paint brush to put dark wax around the duck egg blue, in the crevasses.

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

She’s come a long way.

Vanity/Desk Makeover  With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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That was his old toothbrush.

And he loved that he was able to contribute to the makeover.

Even if it was through an old toothbrush.

We had some fun on Facebook, the night I did this piece.

Laughing about the toothbrush.

Follow my page if you’d like, I’m on there

every chance I get 😉

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See the Mirror Makeover here:

Mirror Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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  1. says

    This is stunning! The outcome was well worth all your effort. Thanks for sharing your techniques and inspirations with us! Have a fantastic weekend!

  2. says

    Sweet restyle Debbie! I love it are you keeping it? You did a fantastic job the color combination is just lovely. Have a great weekend my friend!

  3. says

    Seriously you have a great eye for not judging a book by its cover. I love what you do with painting your furniture. I can’t wait to see what you do next! Have a great weekend.

  4. Stacey says

    Love LOVE this piece! You do fantastic work. I love these colors together so much…I have a sample of the duck egg blue & it is just dreamy.

  5. says

    Just beautiful! I have a similar style vanity I’m pulling apart at the moment. Been in my too hard pile for too long because the top front edge was badly broken. So we took the whole top off (harder than it seems with a piece so old), cut it in two and in the midst of making 2 small bedsides out of the drawer sections. Looking forward to finishing this never ending saga. She better look good. Already a fan of yours on Facebook. Very nice to read your blog. Thanks.

  6. says

    Hey Debbie,

    It looks so pretty! Check out my newest post. Your stump table is on of the my features. As always, thanks for the inspiration and great ideas. You ROCK! Glad to know your husband got a new toothbrush.

  7. says

    Debbie….she is a stunner…Annie Sloan herself would give you a high five! I LOVE what Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ can do to a tired piece of furniture. I am so happy you stained the top…LOVE that look!!

    Well done my dear.

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  8. says

    I LOVE this piece and the combination of the stained top and chalk paint body… You are the bomb-diggety with this stuff. :)
    Nice of the mister to sacrifice his old toothbrush — who knows what other uses he could’ve found for that bad boy? :)
    xo Heidi

  9. says

    Maybe Annie Sloan should start making toothbrush tools in complimenting chalk paint colors? The Duck Egg Blue Reach Toothbrush for DIY’ers. Use it on your teeth, or on your furniture.


  10. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    Looks outstanding!!! I’m lovin’ two tone pieces these days. Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.


  11. says

    This is so pretty now! Love the clean, fresh look of it, using the blue and the white. :-) Keeping the top in the natural wood was such a good choice! ~ Sue

  12. says

    The boys are up making breakfast… thought I would take a sec to tell you again, how amazingly beautiful this is!! Hope you have a lovely mothers day sweet friend =)

  13. says

    Debbie, Great find and you made it into something really fabulous! Love your color choices and the dark stained top. Nice that Mr. reFresh contributed too. :-) Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Have a great week!

  14. says

    that is GORGEOUS! i usually don’t have time to comment (baby in the house!) but had to make time for this one. i have a few pieces of furniture to make over; this is so inspiring. amazing job!

  15. Donna Sullivan says

    Your desk turned out beautifully!!! I have an entire bedroom set waiting to be refinished. I can now add my tired old desk to the list! Love the way you painted the drawers! I’ll be saving and referring back to this post!!!

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