Happy first Wednesday of the month! If you’re new here, that means it’s Monthly DIY Challenge day. This month’s challenge item is paint. And while I’ll admit finding a project to use paint on wasn’t much of a challenge for us, finding time to get our project finished over the holiday weekend was!
My husband was off work the entire weekend (a rarity) and we spent 3 days relaxing at the pool and grilling out with family and friends. I hope you were able to relax and do something fun too!
But let’s get back to the project. We found this vanity at a local thrift shop. The mirror was not attached and the previous owner had attempted to glue the mirror hardware together.
Fortunately the glue was old and brittle and I was able to clean it out with a small screwdriver. After drilling out the holes just a bit for the hardware to fit better, everything went back together easily.
I painted the vanity with Annie Sloan’s Henrietta. It’s a soft pink color, but I wanted the color to be even softer so I went over it with a wash of Old White.
You can see the whitewash a little better in this picture.
I envisioned this vanity being used by a little girl, and I decided to decoupage the drawer with whimsical fairy postcards. The old handle was replaced with this pretty knob from Hobby Lobby.
Are you ready to see what my friends came up with for their paint challenge? Just click on the pictures below to see their projects.
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