Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vintage Vanity

i just happened to come across a deal that i wasn't expecting...i have a store near my house that i was going in at least once a week, but since i've had so many projects going on i quit going in there...i had to get my back porch cleared off...

the day i got it...would you like to know how much i paid for it? $10!! yes, you read that right...super excited about the price..
this is right before i got started on it...my husband was not excited at all..he never has faith in me...LOL..i'm sure he was thinking that i paid too much
besides the mirror being broke, one drawer was warped...the other drawers were so smooth for the age of the piece...
finished with paint...a little wax over that and some stain on top...
i used homemade chalk paint...sanded the pulls, which were rusty, and sprayed them a shiny chrome color...i wanted to keep the original ones...
all finished...a little distressing...perfect for the 10 year old little girl in my life...she is more excited than i am...i really wanted to sell this piece...i would have made a nice profit...but how can i resist a sweet blonde?
before and after...how could i go wrong with this? i can't wait to show the lady i bought it from!!



CREATING LOVE AND JOY
Ashley



16 comments:

  1. So, what does your husband think now? Nice rescue.

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  2. haha, he ate those words...thanks for the comment :)

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  3. How cute and for only $10?! Wow. Now following from the Let's Mingle blog hop.

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  4. yes, only $10...thanks for following :)

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  5. I wish I could find a few good inexpensive pieces to revamp! Fun blog and awesome projects! LOVE it! I am your newest GFC from the hop! :)

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    1. I usually run across things when I least expect them...don't give up...you will get a trashy treasure :)

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  6. Totally awesome outcome!!!! My hubby was the same way. It's taken him a few years... :)

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    1. thanks kammy..mine is learning...very slowly though..LOL

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  7. Get out of here! $10? Amazing. It looks great now! Good job. Thanks for linking up to our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert!. Hope to see you again next Friday. Tami @ Curb Alert!

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    1. yes, $10!! thank you so much...i will see you again soon!

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  8. great redo. I'm kicking myself for not keeping something like that my grandpa had. Man...so kicking myself.

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    1. never throw anything out!! think about it first...i've done the same thing though...way long ago i've put stuff out by the road...why i ask myself now?? thanks for the comment!

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  9. What a fantastic redo! Can't believe you got it for only $10! A really super job. :-)

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  10. Hi Ashley - I just did one so similar - if not the exact same!!!
    Love yours - beautiful job - your newest follower - would love
    to have you follow back!

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    1. thanks so much...i will have to come over and check out your blog!

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