Repainting a wood vanity

by admin on September 29, 2014

Repainting a wood vanity

Don’t know if you remember that I got this wood French Shabby vanity table from craigslist when I did my walk-in closet a couple years ago.   I got a new vanity set up and needing a working desk for two days a week working from home.  I wanted this vanity/desk to go with the rest of my closet color scheme.  Since I have a lot of paint left  so I think this vanity/desk would be a good candidate for a makeover.

Are you tired of  your old furniture?  Why not give it a new look? Repainting and replacing hardware will give a fresh updating look.  Repainting is a inexpensive way to change your decor.

Materials (purchased from HomeDepot):
1)Primer and Paint OR Primer and Paint in One Gloss or enamel type.  I got my paint from Daly’s paint in Seattle, the brand is Fine Paint of Europe.   You can purchase Sherman William or Rodda Paint or local hardware store for less expensive paint and within budget.
3)Sand Paper or block 100 or 120 grit
4)Wood Putty to fill any hole or chipped
5)Spray paint can in metallic to repaint knob
6)New knobs

1)Remove all hardwares
2)Sand and fill hole w/ putty
3)Wipe all dusts and particles with wet towel with water and vinegar
4)Apply one coat of Primer (if you have primer as separate) and let it dry.
5)Apply the first coat of paint and allow 3-4 hrs for it dry.
6)Apply the second coat of paint and allow 3-4 hrs for it dry.
7)Apply the third coat of its necessary.
8)Repaint the hardware (knobs) if reuse. Spray the first coat and allow time to dry and apply the second coat.
9)Replace all hardware if desired.
10)Install hardware.



Last week, my husband extended his helping hands with transporting the kids to and from their extra activities so I had little time to swing by my favorite store T.J. Maxx and Nordstrom Rack.  I walked into the store without expecting to find anything.  I just wanted to unwind my long day.

The trip to T.J. Maxx was indeed an exciting.  I found an incredible deals on designer pieces I love and it’s still a current season at the regular department store.  I found a wonderful deals on Phoebe Couture Strapless Cocktail dress on clearance sale for $50.  This beautiful dress originally $295.  If you don’t have near by T.J. Maxx store and love this dress, you can get it from Neiman Marcus online and it’s on sale for $177.

James Perse, T Shirt, Boyfriend Tee, TJ Maxx, Revolvingclothing

I found another piece from T.J. Maxx is the two James Perse Standard  Boyfriend Tops with 3/4 sleeves marked down for $15 each.  The regular price at revolveclothing or JamesPerse would be $95.  It’s a great basic tee shirt for jeans and short and yoga pants.

 Tadashi Shoji Dress, Tadashi Shoji, Lace Dress, Peplum Dress, Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom

There is not like exciting like  scoring a super bargain.  On Thursday, I swung by to return item that I purchased prior to Christmas.   I  did a quick loop around the store and went to the clearance racks and I spotted Tadashi Shoji Peplum Lace dress size 4 for $99.97, originally $320 at Nordstrom.  I snapped a picture of it and texted to my dearest friend who has the same dress size as me.  I asked her if she likes it and if she would like me to get it for her.  She passed due to its neckline.  Then Sunday came, I went to the Rack again just because it’s close to T. J. Maxx.  This time, I went straight to clearance racks and I spot the same Tadashi Shoji dress but except this time, it has second marked down to $19.90. Oh boy!  Now, it’s a deal I cannot pass. I went to the fitting room and tada! I jumped for joy for another super bargain deal.





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