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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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

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See the Mirror Makeover here:

Mirror Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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  1. Wow, I just love how your desk turned out! I would also love it if you would share it this on Friday’s Furniture Fix! Every weekend starting on Thursday night at 9PM CST. http://www.patinaparadise.com

  2. What brand and color stain? Fabulous!

  3. 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!!!

  4. The end result is lovely! Can I ask, what product did you use for stripping the old finish on the top?

  5. I love it! The colors are wonderful!!

  6. That looks wonderful. You took a tired old desk…and gave it nice new look.
    sounds like it was fun too!


  7. Your vanity and mirror combo is one of the loveliest I have ever seen. GORGEOUS! You’ve convinced me to try a stained top in my future. You have the vision!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna

  8. 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!

  9. This was a great color combination. I could just see those colors in my office. Great job I love it.

  10. I love the mixture of paint with the stained top……….great makeover. 😎

  11. 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. πŸ™‚ Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Have a great week!

  12. Love it. Beautiful color choices.

  13. Debbie,

    Such a fabulous find and fabulous make-over! And I’m digging the new header too!



  14. Debbie, beautiful job. Love the colors and the details of that piece.

  15. Debbie- you have the eye! I would never have been able to see past the “cover”!


  16. 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 =)

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

  18. Very nicely done. i love this look!

  19. Linda@Coastal Charm

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


  20. Wow! What a difference! It looks beautiful. I love the Duck Egg Blue and Old White combined with the wood top. Bravo!

  21. This turned out beautifully. Looks great with that narrow mirror.

  22. Debbie, the vanity looks great. Love the old toothbrush story! πŸ™‚

  23. Great job, Debbie! I love the colors you chose — and the mirror complements the vanity perfectly!

  24. I love how the top turned out. Good choice of stain, and I feel the same way about adding character during that step in the process.

  25. This looks wonderful. Love the look. Great job.

  26. I love it! It has such character! That toothbrush made a huge difference! By the way, where did you get that plastic scraper? Have I just missed them at the Big Orange Box?

  27. You’ve done it again! That is STUNNING!

  28. Love love love it Debbie!! Awesome makeover!! Pretty mirror too. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  29. 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.


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

  31. This piece has PIZZAZZ! And Iove those three colors together!! Nice job Debbie!

  32. Debbie….she is a stunner…Annie Sloan herself would give you a high five! I LOVE what Annie Sloan Chalk Paintβ„’ 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

  33. WOW!!! I want to buy that!

  34. That looks so awesome Debbie!!! I just love the color combo and you did an amazing job! πŸ™‚

  35. “mentally she was in great shape” hahaha, I am totally going to use that. and I hear your about the top, great find and awesome upgrade!!

  36. 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.

  37. It looks AMAZING!! I love how the details are done in blue, Love two tone:)


  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. I love these colors!! You did a fabulous job.

  42. 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!

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

  44. I love the outcome on this one and the lovely mirror! Great find and great art!

  45. Love how the vanity turned out! Just beautiful!


  46. that piece came out so beautifully. by Hubby a new tooth brush please!

  47. Well done! I love the color combination and your commentary about the toothbrush is priceless! I often have similar response from the “men” in my life! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend! xo, Kimbery

  48. Gorgeous! I love being able to envision turning a piece from drab to fab and you did just that.

  49. What a beautiful job, Debbie. Those colors are dreamy together and gave new life to the piece. Have a wonderful weekend!

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