Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pink Waterfall Vanity

This is the second of the two waterfall pieces I snagged at the thrift shop several weeks ago~

Of course, I didn't even notice this missing chunk until I was home~

I thought I could just pry off the rest of the veneer, but no such luck!  After googling "How to get off peeling veneer" I learned that this does the trick pretty well!
I just layed a cloth down first and ironed over the top in little sections.  That heated up the glue under the veneer and allowed me to chip and pull the rest off.  Still, a big pain, though!  Ugh!

BTW, it might be a good idea to NOT use the good iron like I did.  That first shirt that gets ironed afterwards just might have an interesting scent! Oops! :)

After sanding, I primed it with this wonderfulness~
I love this stuff, especially in the cold wintertime when I would much rather paint inside where it's nice and warm!

On a recent trip to Lowe's I also found this adorable pink paint in the Oops section.  I already have a couple cans of pink paint, but how can a girl pass up a deal like this?

 This paint is from their Olympic line that is also low odor and 0 VOC~ yea!
After a couple coats of pink paint, it was glazing time! 

Sharon, over at Elizabeth and Co. is one of my favorites.  She does a lovely job transforming furniture pieces (and she herself is a sweetie pie)!  On several of her pieces she has used white glaze, and it always looks so dreamy!  I thought I'd give it a try.  Sharon shares her tips on how to apply glaze here.

I was out of white paint, so I just grabbed a little sampler of Ultra White at Lowes to mix into the glaze.

These pulls came from Hobby Lobby.  I had to buy them when they were half price because they are spendy little suckers, but so danged cute!

I was going to use and then feature this little tool my husband uses to clip the backs of pulls for me so they don't stick out too far inside the drawer.

He wasn't home when I had the urge to test it out, so I tried it myself and ended up doing this~
I basically knawed off the end and then snapped the top part off.  So...ya...I'm going to go ahead and wait until my husband gets home to do the rest, I think. :) 

I finished off the vanity with a coat of this~

Before shot~

Pink deliciousness~





          The drawers were lined and mod podged with this pretty paper from Michael's~



                                                   Glazing details~








I hope this ends up in some sweet little girl's room! 
*Update~ It did! :)

47 comments:

Katie said...

I love it!! I'm so in love with pink right now and this turned out fabulous!! I like the white glaze too.. nice alternative to the darker glazes! Good job!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks adorable! i love the pink on it- so sweet. i have used the iron trick too and have learned that it works with some glues, but not all... which then is a real pain! i love that primer, too- it's all i use these days unless there is bleeding.

Chrissie said...

Love,love,love!!!The color and the knobs are perfect together. And you always have great information and how tos.Love the paper liner.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Look at you go! I think I might just like the pink one more then the blue. Only becuase I rarely get away with pink in my house full of boys :)XO

Artichoke Alley said...

This is so dang cute! I wanted to say, I love, love, love it...and I see I'm not the only one :) And the knobs just send it up a notch!

Kelsey said...

This turned out stunning! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog- I love looking through your posts :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Love a great find and the treasure is in the transformation, you have a beautiful piece to love :)

Cheers
Dore

nickys nook said...

oh i am so jealous you have such cute finished projects i love the hardware

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, Kim! I love everything about this project! It was a great find to start with and then you worked your magic to make it absolutely gorgeous! I love how you share details of each step - so well done. And the white glaze, well what can I say - perfect! Thank you for the kind words. I am touched and I so appreciate your friendship!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love the color, the knobs, and how you distressed it. Kudos to you for tackling the veneer. That is not a job I would do, but it looks like the effort was well worth it for you.

Letty said...

I just love this project! Do you put the glaze on the whole project or just where you want the white to show? Love it!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You've made it really hard for me to decide which desk I like more. Beautiful hardware on this one! Love the white glaze, too! She is pretty in pink!

~Michelle :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Another fabulicious creation. Some little girl is going to be so happy to have this.

Modern Wivelyhood said...

We love this! The knobs are so cute. We found you on Shabby Nest. Thanks for sharing!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Kim, I think this is my favorite piece yet! I also love Sharon's white glazing. Thanks for the tip on those long hobby lobby screws. (I've found it doesn't take much to pop off knobs from HL. I usually pop them off and reglue them.) Really, this one is a show stopper.

Robin said...

This is gorgeous. It's not always easy to find a soft beautiful pink, you found it!

I love the knobs too!
If you have a moment next Wednesday would you drop in and link up to All Things Inspired!? I'd love to have your projects inspire us every week!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and HOme

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Knew you were up to something since I haven't seen you in a while. I just love, love, love this desk. The knobs are perfect, oh how I wish there was an HL around here. Funny, I was googling the same thing as you about veneers and the minute I saw the iron come out in your pic I knew that was what you were up to. This is just too pretty!

DANA said...

If you haven't already, make sure you enter my linky party for the chance to become Best of the Best and win an award and prizes!
http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/strut-your-stuff-like-you-mean-it.html

Terry said...

Adorable in pink. What a great save.

jandjhome said...

I love the pink. I had a little vanity like this growing up. I remember buying it with my mom at a thrift store and spending hours stripping, varnishing it, and painting it. It was so special to me. I wish I still had it.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, this is beautiful...and I've just had a lovely time browsing through your other projects too. I'm beyond impressed!

I'm your new follower!

Sarahx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh, and I should add that I came over from lovely Michelle's at Shell's Shabby Shack.

Sx

Stacey said...

What a beautiful and precious desk...I love it. It is delicate. I like the paper you choce to line the drawers with, too. Nice job...glad to hear I am not the only one laboring away in a basement or garage (AKA dungeon!).
Stacey
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

That is the perfect shade of pink! Can you share the color? And again, the way you line the drawers is such a special touch.
I also prefer to use paste wax. I think it is so much easier to work with and protects furniture well.

Tammy said...

looks amazing. i just did a desk just like it for my daughter. stop by and check out my give away, and starting weds i'll be doing a link party.

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/01/give-away-and-some-other-news.html

tales from an oc cottage said...

HOLY cats!!! Awesome!



m ^..^

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

This turned out beautiful! Some little girl is gonna be thrilled with this. Great choices...the pink, glass knobs and white glazing are so sweet!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

How cute!!! I think it came out beautifully!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you for your visit :)
The blog world is a great cretive venue for inspirational ideas.

I am working on a dresser that I aquired last week and really needed to get in done and out of the garages way :)

When I saw your vanity it made me get going on mine, you might say you inspired me to get going on my piece. I may post it in a day or two! I hope to see you than :)

See you soon,
Keep inspiring beautiful finds.
xx
Cheers
~Dore

The Decorating Diaries said...

That is just adorable. I'm going to have to try the white glaze.

Janet

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a perfect job on this pretty vanity! I love it! Everything about it is perfection.

Vicky said...

I just bought that exact piece!! My daughter wants it white and purple. I'll let you know how I do

Patti said...

Beautiful job...love the color and especially the knobs - well done

Christina @ AccomplishingMotherhood said...

How can you not love this! Great find! The color and glaze are amazing!
http://accomplishingmotherhood.blogspot.com

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great tip for the veneer! I too have used that primer and loved it.
the vanity turned out so sweet! Thanks for sharing it at ccc!
gail

oops! said...

I do that too - get it home to find something I missed. Thanks for the tip! And I love everything about this piece! In fact, I have a piece I couldn't decide on a color - pink it is!

Judy said...

What a great job you did. I especially love those knobs. They are beautiful. I linked over from Blue Cricket Design. Your post really caught my eye.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a great job and the vanity is just perfect for some lucky little girl ~ or a big one too!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

what a transformation...pretty in pink!
love the drawer liners and knobs - beautiful work!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love this pink desk and those are some great knobs. Perfect! Thanks so much for linking this up this week.

Mimi said...

I love this! Beautiful pink and the knobs are perfect. Some lucky little girl will be so happy!

decdiva1 said...

so cute! i love pink! i have a vanity almost just like that in my shop, but it has the round mirror to boot! i painted it cream and glazed it w/ RL tea stain glaze...kinda wishin' i did it pink now!!!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Gorgeous--I have the same vanity sitting in the garage. I like what you did with--especially the pulls. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

Amanda said...

This is so pretty, what a great transformation! I've featured you on Craft Gossip today!
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-fabulous-furniture-revamps/

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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

So pretty in pink! Love the white glaze you used. Thanks for sharing with us at the PoPP. Your vanity will be in the Spotlight this week.

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

so neat.... ummm do you happen to have any of that veneer still hanging around? I have a vanity, chest of drawers and bed just like that.. it was my grandmothers and I would love to have some of the veneer to replace the missing spots on hers. I will gladly pay you for it and pay the shipping etc

Elizabeth said...

This looks great! I have a vanity in our guest bedroom that I need to redo in a major way! Would love for you to come and visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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