Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sweet Pink Vanity

Welcome!  Hopefully it wasn't too hard to find the new site!  I feel like a cereal blog name changer, but this is it, people....I promise!  :)  (Just to avoid confusion, this blog used to be called Second Time Furniture.) 

This was a cute little vanity I found off Craigslist.  (The little green trailer in the background is my husband's camp trailer.  A while ago I was spraying back here, and he was quite unhappy to see that there was white overspray on the wheels - oops! :) 

After sanding, a quick coat of spray primer and another light sanding, I sprayed on some pink "oops" paint.

I heavily distressed, and then brushed on Ralph Lauren "Tobacco" glaze.

For the finish I wanted to wax, but figured a young girl's desk might need a little more protection, so I wiped on two coats of this~

Before~

All dressed up in pink~



Another sweet little glass knob from the nearby vintage shop~

I mod podged the drawer with cute Hobby Lobby paper~

Does anyone else have trouble with this...kids relentlessly trying to be in the pictures?

The cubbies are perfect for pet storage!







A close up of the bench~

O.K, fine...just be in the picture!  :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

62 comments:

Ali Richardson said...

BEAUTIFUL (the girl and the vanity)!

Katie said...

Yet again, you make me want to do a sweet little pink piece so bad!! I love it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I only have trouble with cats always wandering into the picture! What a great job, I love oops paint and I am in love with that wipe on poly! You have distressed to perfection, I have so much trouble doing that, but love the look! I am visiting from Motivate Monday!

Carol

Patti said...

Just beautiful!! Love the pink vanity, too ;-)

Phyllis said...

This is the most perfect vanity/desk for that beautiful little girl.....it fits her perfectly. Your painting and distressing is very professional looking!

Lottie said...

I love it! You did a great job!

All That Glitters said...

I love it!! too cute!

Chrissie said...

I am in love! What a sweet pink piece and a cute little princess to match! I am a sucker for anything pink!

Jamie said...

What a lovely desk. I would love for you to share it on More The Merrier Monday's Link Party!!

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

The vanity looks so much prettier with the new finish you created! I love the color pink and the way you distressed it!

Thanks for leaving me a nice comment about my chandelier :)

Amanda

Michaela said...

How sweet!! Goodness. Love the color, the distressing, and the little princess who gets to use it! (:

molly susan strong said...

I love a great deal and the color is so very nice. What a cutie pie! Thanks for coming by...new follower too.

Carrie said...

You did a great job with and your little girls is too cute. It's ok to show off ALL the cute things we've made even our kids. I love the way this turned out!

Piorra Maison said...

It looks fabulous. Love the "Ooops" pink you chose. Aren't you glad someone messed up! It looks great on the vanity.
Caroline

LrSchwtz said...

This turned out beautiful. I love old furniture! I'd love for you to share some of your ideas on my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Really, really gorgeous, Kim. Now please stop trying to confuse me :)

BeingBrook said...

Love it! I love pink girl furniture. You did a fabulous finishing job!

Artichoke Alley said...

Love it! And I love the pic of Mia too. Great job.

Allison@FabRehab said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Perfectly aged! And I love the new name!

Terry said...

So precious. Well done.

A Vintage Vine said...

Oh wow! The pink is perfect I can't believe that was oops paint!! Love the paper inside the drawer!

DecorandtheDog said...

This is adorable!! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets in trouble for accidently spray painting things they shouldn't!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

very merry vintage style said...

Very cute--love the color and the distressing!
mary

Brenda said...

Very cute vanity!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh that is so precious!!! that color is the perfect sweet shade of pink for a girl, and the glass knob is the icing on the sweet cake! love it!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

great job. turned out beautiful

Pams Party said...

Very cute! I am looking for a vanity for my almost 10 yr old daughter. Hope I can find one like yours.

Melissa and Scott said...

I think we both had PINK on the brain recently! The vanity is so cute. You did a wonderful job AS USUAL!

~Melissa

Jen T said...

Does the little cutie pie come with the desk? You did a great job on it and I love seeing some color! JenT

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I like the new name! Very clever. The pink vanity is darling.

Deneen said...

This came out beautiful! I love it!

European Paint Finishes said...

Nicely done Kim! SO STINKIN CUTE!!!

SavannahGranny said...

You did an awesome job on the beautiful creation. Oh, and I love the dressing table as well. What a cute daughter. Bob and I have five wonderful grandsons. We wanted a granddaughter very badly.
Tell me about the finish on the dressing table. You said you sprayed. Do you use a professional sprayer? If so what kind? I have a small wagner but I am afraid to use it.
Thanks for asking about Bob. He is doing so well. He has put on his apron around here lately since I broke my foot.
Thanks for sharing your two beauties. Hugs, Ginger

decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

BOTH OF THEM ARE PRETTY IN PINK! LOVE IT, I JUST FINISHED A PINK PIECE FOR A CLIENT TOO! CHECK IT OUT IF YOU HAVE A MINUTE! :) http://cottageromance.blogspot.com/2011/04/pink-hutch-and-little-er-big-oops.html

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Pretty!!!! What a great deal on that paint!!!

I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

kaydenlane said...

just saw this from the blue cricket link up party! Sooo cute!!

Tynk said...

That vanity turned out SO cute!!

Karen said...
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Karen said...

That is so cute!! I love the distressed finish and the color. I'm visiting from Tran. Thursday.

oops! said...

So So cute! Everything about it!

Mindy said...

I love this vanity! (so would my 5 year old daughter) the zhu zhu pets work perfectly with it :)

Lesley Litrento said...

My little girl is growing up! (13 years old) But, I showed her this little vanity and she LOVED it! I especially love the detail of the liner in the drawer. Looks awesome.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What an absolute adorable piece, love it! Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Erin said...

It turned out gorgeous!! I never find good oops paint. :)

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Although I love the vanity. My absolute favorite picture is the one with your daughter. She matches it so well...And yes, my kids always ask if they can be on my blog...Guess they feel famous or something?

Take care,
Lisa

Sommer said...

Oh migosh! This is absolutely darling! I have one that I picked up over a year ago that I still haven't done anything with. Mostly because I can't decide on the color and am afraid of lead paint lol. I'd be thrilled to have you link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-10.html

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What a great deal!! And it looks super in pink!! What a sweet little girl also!! My son wants to be in every picture. :)

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

kim... that looks awesome! the distressing is great! i love it!!!

CeCe said...

Kim, The dresser and the child are adorable. She dressed perfectly for the photo shoot. She is so precious you might want to consider always using her for a model! Thank you for your comment on my blog. I have never linked to anyone before and really don't know what I am doing. I should have learned how to link to the post and to retrieve Miss Mustard Seed's link. I have much to learn about this part of blogging but I have been to busy creating... Oh, and I don't have kids at home so be grateful! :)

farm girl said...

oh my gosh, this is so cute and i learned a thing or two too:) what a great little table for your little girl. and i am so wishing we had a hobby lobby around here too! just joanns and michaels.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Kim! It's gorgeous! I love the distressing.

Thanks for sharing @ Catch as Catch Can!
gail

Trisha said...

Turned out so cute!! I love that pink too! :)
New follower! Looking forward to seeing more!
Trisha
www.roundaboutshop.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

That piece is seriously cute! It looks so pretty in pink. Lovely job on the paint and finishing !

The Hopeless Romantic said...

Omg, im a grown woman and would love one of these. What a lucky little girl. The vanity turned out awesome! I know what u mean about the overspray too, Mr. Romantic wasnt happy when i sprayed a mirror frame that i hung from a tree in the front yard, lol. I got spray all over the tree..................Bonnie

Becolorful said...

very sweet. what a lucky little girl. I usually am not big on the distressed look but it is perfect here.
Pam

Nikki said...

Love this! Its so Pretty and Delicate....I have a littel something for you...go check it out!
Kreative knack

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hey Kim!

Missed you too :) What a sweet little vanity! The distressing really adds a lot of character! Of course, she should be in the picture. She's a doll!
I'll be back to see what you do next. It's always GOOD! :) ~M

Randi said...

That vanity is fabulous! My girls would love something like that in their room. And you've inspired me to start checking out the oops paint ... I rarely look at it because it's usually insane colors. You hit the jackpot!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Now that is just gorgeous! Oh yeah, I like the vanity too!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

This is so great, I am glad I found your blog. I am adding your to my blogroll so I can see your latest projects!

Zane Wooder said...

Looks great in pink and I'm sure your daughter thinks so too.

zane

Laurise said...

I can't believe, my son found the exact vanity in the trash down to the two compartments on the sides of the mirror that used to have drawers ... the drawers were broken. just looking for some ideas, I'm thinking of painting it with Martha Stewart's Pink Pearl Metalic paint. anyway yours looks great, it shows me approximately how mine will look. Thanks for that.

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