You Need To See This Vintage Vanity Makeover

8 Materials
$50
5 Hours
Easy

Have you ever wanted to makeover a vintage vanity? You have to see this cheery and bright makeover! It is sure to make you smile.


Yellow furniture makes my heart so happy. I was given the opportunity to create a bright and cheery yellow vintage vanity for my best friends daughter.

The Before

I picked this vanity up from a thrift store. The back leg was broken that I had to fix. It also had a factory crackle finish on the entire piece.

Prepping The Vanity

This vanity had a factory crackle finish. I wanted to smooth it out so that I didn't have extreme crackle on the final finish. I used my Surf Prep Sander and sanded down the entire piece. Afterwards I cleaned it really well with Dixie Belle's White Lightning.

Adding Appliqué's Using Decor Moulds

I wanted to add more character on this vintage vanity by adding more appliqués. I used fast cast resin to make the appliqués.

Once the appliqués set, I glued and taped them to the vanity.

Adding A Base Coat Of Paint

The next step is to add your base coat. I place all of the colors I want on the vintage vanity so I can decide where I want my blended areas. For this I used Colonel Mustard, Daisy and Lemonade, all Dixie Belle colors.

Again I can't really explain the blending process so instead I am going to share my video with you. Before I do, I wanted to tell you that AFTER I blended I added a stencil to the vanity. I put them on in such a way that it looked sporadic and distressed.

Final Product!

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  • Bek
    8 days ago

    Love this. I'm not a "yellow" person, but think how lovely in mid-to-pale blues against a midnight-blue wall! Yes, my bedroom is deep blue. Yes, it makes the room very dark...after all, I'm trying to sleep in there, and I'm a day sleeper! The darker, the better.

  • Sue
    7 days ago

    I love yellow also. I would prefer it solid yellow though instead of the stencil work so that would be easier to do. I just redid my bedroom so I am all set there in pink, yellow and green. Thank you for showing us this beautiful makeover on the found vanity. I am so glad people don't throw old or broken furniture out.

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