Frozen-Inspired Vanity and Decoupage Tutorial #PaintJob

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My daughter, like every other little girl in America, is OBSESSED with the Disney movie, Frozen. She asked me to redo her room in a Frozen theme, so I figured I'd start with her vintage vanity. It's been refinished before, but the latex paint finish had seen better days! It was actually a Craiglist steal for only $75! With a little bit of work, she was revived into this! Make sure you check out the link below for a detailed list of all the products I used, step by step instructions with photos and videos, AND for the custom color formulas!
In case you forgot what she looked like originally, here is a picture.
I had done her in pink and gray but the latex paint was lifting and peeling. I stripped her with an awesome heat gun, then I painted her in a custom blend of DecoArt's Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint using Rebrembrance, Everlasting, Treasure and Refreshing. You can take a look at my blog post for the exact custom paint color formulas. After that, she was ready for stenciling and decoupaging.
I bought a $5 poster from a big box store, and cut it up using some scissors as well as a precision craft knife. I measured where I wanted to cut for the drawers by lining up the image and taping it onto the vanity with some painter's tape. I marked up the image lightly with a pencil, then took it off the vanity to make the cuts on a cutting mat. I used a ruler to make the cuts clean and straight.
I decoupaged the images on both the drawers and the top. I first applied some decoupage medium to the wood and to the back of the image. I smoothed out the air bubbles with a card (you can use a smoothing tool or a credit card), then ensured I didn't get any wrinkles by waiting until each layer of decoupage was completely dry before adding the next. Isn't she LOVELY?!
I used a set of snowflake stencils by my favorite stencil company and some glass pulls to complete the theme.
For only a few hours of work, and not a lot of money, my daughter now has a custom piece for her Frozen-themed room!

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  • JD Powers JD Powers on Nov 03, 2019

    I did the same thing a few years ago and posted here in Home Talk. Star Wars themed for my Star Wars Fan! Great job on the Frozen theme... it looks great!

  • Betty Bailey Betty Bailey on Jun 13, 2020

    Beautifully done! I’m adopting my great, great niece and she loves Frozen! This is perfect for her room. Thank you for inspiring me to get busy and your awesome idea! God bless!

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